Julian posing for a picture. He’s actually giving me direction on how I should move my shoulders to look like a “baller” for his picture he’s trying to make.  

Julian posing for a picture. He’s actually giving me direction on how I should move my shoulders to look like a “baller” for his picture he’s trying to make.  

My nephew came over for dinner this Sunday and he was a little curious about the studio.  Julian has always had interest in my cameras, but this was the first time he actually asked permission to grab a camera and direct me as a model in the studio.  I’ve always tried to teach him the basics, but this time we were really focusing on composition.  Looking through his images after he left, I could see the creative wheels turning in his head as he was unknowingly telling a story of the night. It was even great to see photos taken from that angle (about 3 feet lower than my typical vantage point). 

Looking through his images, it brought me back to my first creative days with my old Nikon film camera. It reminded me how photography teaches patience and is one of the few things that combines science and creativity.  I think Studio Sundays will have to be a reoccurring theme.

All photos below are taken by my Nephew, I’ve only color corrected the images.  

Arizona Photographer Collin Reed

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