Waiting on Autumn

I normally don't get a few minutes to reflect or even share what "we" photographers think about before we get to a shoot on time (which is early or us). 

As the weather starts to change, the leaves around us are starting to turn into an amazing array of vibrant reds and oranges.  The colors, when sent to the client, should not be muted but instead illuminated to give it an amazing pop. Today's sessions in around northwest DC should provide our clients with spectacular images. 

On the flip side, with fall also comes dropping temperatures, so weathering the chilly atmosphere is something that photographers sign up for.  Posing in cold weather can be hard which is why I understand why models can get paid healthy tariffs for being ready year round for shoots. While we certainly want to make sure we have the poses right, the photographer has to have nerves of steel at times which allows us to control our equipment in all weather conditions.  I've even wondered what it would be like one day to shoot in the rain (as I love rainy days). Anyhoo, a few random thoughts.

With 4 engagement shoots today, I'm expecting a bit of everything and always ready for the challenge.

See you guys on the flip side.




Johnny West

Specialties: Graphic Design, Photography, Business Process Consulting, Strategy And Execution, Education & Non Profit, It Program And Project Management Johnny is the Executive Director of ArtsGroup Inc. His work has been most served by military service of 13 years in the U.S. Navy where he provided a host of media and photographic assignments for the USO and Morale Welfare and Recreation departments. His events and assignments include project and event management that have hosted boxing events, support the troop shows (Def Jam, Sony Music, Nintendo) as well as a host of military media related assignments. As a Network IT Specialist, he has extensive experience in network management and intelligence communications. Additionally, Johnny held collateral duties as a media specialist. As a media specialist, he has over 10 years of experience with media related assignments and holds classifications as "Media Specialist" and "Navy Photographer" to his credits. Education: Central Texas College, B.S. Computer Science Art Institute of Houston, AAS, Graphic Design Berklee College of Music, Music Production and Engineering In 2001, with faith renewed, Johnny began seminary work with New Foundation Theological Center and in 2009, graduated with a Doctorate in Humanities and Religious Studies. About ArtsGroup inc ArtsGroup Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization specializing in Arts education and training. This organization currently operates in charter schools across the District of Columbia providing services for AfterSchool programming. All proceeds from Arts Group divisions provide funding for equipment and instructor based salary for AfterSchool programming Company: ArtsGroup Inc Location: Washington, DC, USA Website: www.artsgroupphotography.com View LinkedIn Profile