Hi, I’m Brianna Doby and welcome to my blog. Please take a spin around the blog to find samples of my work, tips on how to make your photography session a success, and some general musings about my craft.

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ophoto of the day 33/365

[it's a secret]


ophoto of the day 24/365

[hands, leaves]


ophoto of the day 23/365

[and away they go!]


ophoto of the day 22/365

[can you tell they're musicians? :) ]


don't panic*

I don't really like to talk about being nervous.


But I get nervous a lot as a photographer.  I'm an ENFJ-ish type, so I think a WHOLE LOT about other people and their feelings and their reactions and blah blah blah and not so much about myself, which is another reason why I don't like to talk about how nervous I can get walking into a photo shoot.

I get really nervous.  

I wonder, gee, will I connect with these people?  Will I be able to bring about something really truthful, authentic, special?  Will I be skilled enough to capture it, even if I do see it happening?  WHAT IF MY SHUTTER DOESN'T WORK AND OMG IS THAT DIRECT SUNLIGHT UGH WHAT WILL I DO EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

I have to tell myself to stop thinking a lot.  It usually works, but even more so, I say to myself: if you are panicking, there is no way you will be able to connect to anyone else because you're not connected to yourself. I stand up a little straighter, compulsively take a few extra test shots and then:

I take some pictures.

*that's good advice from Douglas Adams