I had a photoshoot with some of Accra’s finest bartenders at HoneySuckle Labone for Beefeater gin.
It was a fun session and one which had a few challenges which were mitigated fairly quickly.
Some of the bartenders had never been individually in front of a camera and so did not know what to do. I always find such experiences fun because it gives me a chance to give people a good experience and quell their nerves.
For every shoot I conduct, I always have a plethora of references for my subjects. I do this to start the conversation.
Before the shoot begins, there is already a direction to start with and a story as well so what happens after the first shot and some coaching is my subjects become more fluid and comfortable in trying different poses and their ideas.
It’s always important to be in a state of flow when shooting, so there’s no right and no wrong, there is only motion to be captured. Doing this easily allows photos to come out looking natural and fun.