EMBRACE THE GRAIN
When you start learning photography, you learn exposure, and you’re told to and taught how to avoid grain like the plague. When there is grain in your images, you’re mocked for having your ISO up too high, or not using the available light, or not making your own light. Yadda yadda. But when you get to a point in your career, when you no long care about pleasing the critiquers, and start shooting for you, and for your client, there’s something a bit freeing in it. This client was absolutely gorgeous. If you met her on the street, you’d know within seconds, she’s strong, highly motivated, well organized, and determined. But in my studio, in these few images, she’s just a free spirited, gorgeous, woman.
For me, embracing the grain in my images is a lot like when my clients embrace their flaws. When you see your images on reveal day, and start to love those quirky little things about yourself, that you thought made you look awkward or funny. You realize they aren’t awkward at all.. they’re what set you apart from everyone else.
I’ve fallen in love with embracing the grain in my photography. It’s like seeing the stars twinkle on a clear night.