Have you ever been stuck in a rut in your photography? Using the same angles, the same aperture, or the same lens? It’s great if that’s your personal style, but it can keep you from growing your craft.
Another problem that you will run into sooner or later is a photography request that you have no experience with. It may be as simple as a color palette that you are unfamiliar with or possibly something much more challenging.
This can be enough to shake the confidence that you have been building over the years. You may find yourself asking:
Don’t worry – as the title of this post suggests – Help is on the way!
Pinterest to the Rescue! If you haven’t tried it before, Pinterest can help bail you out of a tricky situation. As an example, suppose that a client requests an engagement photo session. You’ve done engagement sessions for years, but here’s the catch – this session involves a wheelchair.
If this is not a new experience for you, I would love to see your approach – please drop us a line in the comments.
Now back to the example – let’s head over to Pinterest and do a quick search for “Engagement Wheelchair”. BINGO! Now we have several photos that we can use as a starting point. Just create a Pinterest board and start pinning the photos that you want to use as inspiration. Here’s a link to the Pinterest search (opens in a new tab) if you want to give it a go.
Following this approach, it only took about 15 minutes to put together the board that you see below. Click the title of the board – “Engagement Wheelchair” to open the board in Pinterest:
Pro Tip – after you leave your Pinterest board and come back to it later, check out the “More Ideas” button. Pinterest will recommend additional images based on what you have already pinned.
After you have found your inspiration, log into SessionBoard (you can log in with your Pinterest account) and add your new board as an Idea that you can use in a session.
Then add the Idea to the Session that you have created for your client to help plan the session with you. Your clients can add their own boards to the session to give you a better idea of what they’re looking for.
For more information on SessionBoard, check out our Introducing SessionBoard post.
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