A few weeks back I was invited to come play photographer for a Dave Matthews cover band my husband is playing with right now. Stepping out for the first time to photograph a group of strangers was a bit intimidating. I actually tried to beg my way out of it but Matt didn't let me off the hook. Luckily one other member of the band was a friend from way back, so when I got there it was a bit less intimidating.
But turns out, even though I'm on the shy side, I wasn't half bad at bossing them around. Look here. Stand there. Move forward. All those things real photographers say. I think I told them to look intensely into the camera. Except when they were goofing a bit, like above.
I took about 200 shots. There were a handful I was happy enough with, which wasn't that easy with six guys.