I’ve been filming and photographing photo assignments every month for the past 4 years, and what happened while preparing this month’s assignment, the 12th and final one of the year, had never happened before! It was a sort of miracle, you might say, how we were able to photograph it. Let me show you what I mean . . .
Like I said, it had never been this hard to find a family to photograph. Everyone being busy around Thanksgiving really threw things off. So, keep this in mind as you think about what families to photograph for this assignment! Christmas is coming up, and folks who may normally be available may not be at this time of year. Plus, in order to prevent this month’s photo assignment from interfering with the holiday celebrations, the deadline is earlier than normal. You only have till December 17. So, no room for procrastination this time!
The kind of photos we are photographing for this assignment are in high demand. Believe me! If your photos turn out well, you could sell them over and over again for many, many years. Make the effort to get a model release (see the assignment details)! I didn’t show it in the demonstration video, but I did make sure to get a signed model release for this photo shoot.
I would also advice that you read through the assignment details carefully. I photographed all my shots horizontal. The publisher we’re photographing for wanted vertical! We’ll just have to see what they look like cropped vertical.
So, in summary, my advice for this assignment is:
- Don’t procrastinate
- Get a model release
- Read the details carefully
I narrowed the 107 photos I took down to my favorite 5 below. I was surprised that many of the photos I took didn’t work because of odd facial expressions and misfocusing. Thankfully, some did turn out well:
And now it’s your turn to photograph the 12th and final assignment of the year! Here are the details for this month’s Shoot to Serve photo assignment, Homeschool Schoolwork. The difficulty in finding a family to photograph this time was highly unusual. Start asking around and you might be surprised who out there is wanting to help. For instance, in the middle of this shoot, when I said I was finished, the mother told me one of her sons who I hadn’t photographed wanted to be in some of the photos. So, we went back to shooting! If you run into anything you can’t figure out on your own on your quest to some bright homeschooling families, don’t hesitate to ask for help in reply to the details forum topic!