So, recently I thought about the references I used to develop my knowledge and ability as a photographer, and there was this constant thought about why they are as good as they are. The most obvious answer is that these artists are all very talented and most dictionaries define talent as an innate ability, aptitude, or faculty to do
In order for me to develop my photography I have begun a process off shooting every week for a publication or just for print. These shoots are unrelated to the monitory part of my Marvin Bartley Photography, and is in a bid to develop new lighting tricks, concepts, and so on. Just me shooting for the heck of it.
Below are images done while just test shooting two friends of mine, Sam and Sam.
Sam the Teacher and Sam the Makeup Artist. I think they did pretty well.
What do you think?
Makeup and Styling: Dexter Pottinger
Model: Samantha Newby
Makeup & Model: Samantha Sergeant