McKenzie Bigliazzi is one of my favorite photographers. There, I said it.
When I asked her why she chose to share her insight on posing & composition with my blog readers, she said, “It’s important to not place ourselves into a creative box – media is being shoved down our throats and that directly comes out in our work. Complacency kills the artist. If we are blending in with everyone else, why would anyone hire us?”
This resonates with me SO much as a creative, so I know that it will resonate with you as a photographer, too.
McKenzie teaches an online course about posing and composition from her unique point of view as an art professor. She says that the best thing she ever did for her business was stopped being a photographer and started being an art director. Here’s a few tips she shared on how to do that for your business, too:
Don’t just look to other photographers for inspiration. Spend time with paintings, go to an art museum (or visit its online archives), indulge in award winning films with incredible cinematography.
I know this sounds like “well fucking duh” but unless we set up photoshoots for ourselves to experiment or challenge ourselves (outside of paid shoots), it won’t ever happen. Complacency will kill the artist inside.
There’s more to the day than just golden hour. People pay you to create art, you’re better than you think.
If this is resonating with you, I highly recommend checking out McKenzie’s Composition Course. This course, along with her other courses and mentorship programs, are for photographers who:
I hope that you’ll join McKenzie in changing the photography industry together. Thanks so much for reading!
October 20, 2023
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