There’s a trope that assumes research and development for a photographer involves charts and contraptions to measure iotas and picoluxes.
Anyone who is acquainted with me knows I’m not that kind of photographer. I do plenty of R&D, just not that kind of clinical mircomumbo.
My research involves going places and watching how people live their lives in the real world. If you observe carefully, you’ll learn more about the human condition in a Starbucks than you’d learn in a dark studio.
My R&D takes place every day and it’s been going on since Jimmy Carter was in office.
The more I do it, the better I get. That’s why when the opportunity for a session in an out of the way place arose, I was ready with all the raw materials needed to allow this Florida subject to shine.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.