I think I figured out why Lara Jade is such a good fashion photographer. I’ve just finished spending my second whole day watching her doing an online workshop on fashion photography from New York City. (Thank you Creativelive.com for this opportunity.) We’ve got one more day to go and I can’t wait.
She is such a good photographer because she’s more than a little humble. Now being humble doesn’t mean she isn’t self-confident and professionally competent because she is all that and more.
IMHO a lot of the best photo instructors I’ve seen or been in workshops with are loud, arrogant and pretty full of themselves.
Most of them were men. (Funny thing about that.)
And oh yes they are amazing photographers.
They are great technicians. They use tons of the best equipment available to anyone any where. They know how to knock out the big images. They’re fantastic and they’ll tell you so.
Lara on the other hand is quiet, self-assured and technically …oh how to put this gently…blissfully ignorant but…and there’s no way to overemphasize this point…she is a great artist of whom we have not heard enough.
She uses a standard DSLR and a couple of ordinary simple lenses and creates great art.
Right now she’s shooting for fashion magazines and editorial work for clients but she is going to make a major impact on the world of art through her simple, direct photography.
One of the reasons I can say this with some authority is I’ve hired or worked with a lot of photographers over the years and very very few have developed a distinctive and professional style. Lara has and thus her work speaks for her and screams talented!
The rest of us photographers could only hope to be half as good. (Personally I’d settle for 1/10th but that’s only because I’m running out of time. Lara has decades awaiting her. I don’t.)
Remember this name – Lara Jade – you haven’t seen nothing yet !!