Out of Line: Behind the scenes


Camryn DeVore

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As I continued to explore new ways to approach an ordinary photoshoot, I decided to do a more behind-the-scenes look. I took pictures while none of the subjects were really focused on me or the camera. I figured that in order to truly capture someone’s personality in a photo, he or she shouldn’t be paying attention to the camera, which is why I included the photos I did. Sure, they were aware of me and probably noticed that I was taking a few photos, but these photos show each person’s individual personality. In one photo, sophomore Afnan Hussain is featured practically falling out of a tree. In this shot, her genuine clumsiness and goofy personality can be seen more clearly than any posed photo could ever show. In another photo, sophomore Kera Eaton and Hussain are resting their heads against each other while conversing with friends. Their friendship and connection would likely not have been as clearly portrayed had I asked them to pose together for a photo. Instead, quietly taking photos proved far more effective. Lastly, I was able to capture the deviant side of both Hussain and sophomore Daphnee Brown as they ran across a crosswalk even though the street sign opposite them instructed them not to. These three individuals characters are truthfully represented by the photos I took between posed shots and fake smiles.Discovering that posed shots are not always better gave me a new approach when shooting with anyone. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]