I don’t mind shooting people (err…taking pictures of them I should say ), but I tend to wait for the spontaneous moment rather than poses. Boring, and just doesn’t capture the moment of people having fun.
Although studio work is an art into itself, I just don’t have the temperament for it.
I love macro and I have the glass, and as mentioned up thread, abandoned property - old barns around here have recently captured my interest because of the textures of decay, the wood that it has been built from the 1800’s, the tales they could tell, etc.
When the sunlight is just right, the texture of the whole structure comes to light. If I can time it right, sunlight coming through the cracks and flaring in the lenses, revealing the once-in-a moment view…a technique that took me some time to understand. And yes I now carry a tripod around as it is essential to my style and looks cool on the front on my handlebars along with the acoustic guitar strapped to my back.
I might be riding my bike and see a run-down barn on a dirt road and hop off, asking permission to take a few. I have met some kind people this way, and they do have stories to tell.
Great thread. Hope to hear some more tales of photography.