If you don't use it, you lose it!
I love testing with local creatives in the same way I love to jam or improvise with my musician buddies. You are free to create and change things instantly. You brush with hard light and the shadow sharpens. The stylist adds the perfect element to still life scene and your image comes together. That is a rather romantic way to look at the process. However without continued practice and performance you will lose your chops. It ok to get frustrated during the process you will learn what works, what doesn't and when to apply it. Which is why I test. Practice makes perfect!
Last week the fabulous Stylist Jessica Anderson and I had a little jam session. I got some sets and surfaces together. We used our personal props and few extras to make 6 images in an half day of shooting. We chatted and caught up on life while exercising our creative skill set, no spotlight or stress from a AD or Client. We walked away with pride and made new work to showcase out talent.
BTS of the last set up for the day.
“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”
― Johannes Brahms