Us photographers say "f8, and be there", and that's the essence of documentary photography, referring to two fundamental aspects of the craft: one, the technical proficiency, the knowledge on how to manipulate your camera into the right settings so that you get sharpness and good exposure, and second, to be there, to capture the moment.
Photography is most of the time a lonesome endeavor -especially if you don't shoot commercially- where it is you, your camera and your subject. With time, you learn all the knobs and buttons of your gear and commit the movements to muscle memory. Then, the camera disappears in your hands and it becomes just you and your subject.
The reality of Commercial Photography is that you are always working with people: models, assistants, art directors, talent and advertising agencies, etc. but I am talking about the photography that 95% of the people experience.
However, at our Help Portrait event here in Fort Lauderdale, we are estimating 200 families and individuals here! We need to work like clockwork (or better like shutter and flash) together!
We have to ensure that we can do "f8, and be there" AS A TEAM.
If you still want to collaborate, please get in touch with us to get you in in the planning phase.