Yesterday I shared a post with images by Sherry Hagerman, a wedding and portrait photographer from Chicago. She recently won a Marie Antoinette shootout and being a fan of her work, I wanted to show the images here at SCU.
I just watched the behind the scenes video from the shoot and besides Sherry being in her element, I was fascinated by the number of people involved. You'll see models, stylists, makeup artists, photo assistants and I'm sure another dozen people not shown on camera. It truly "took a village," including Profoto's B2 Off-Camera Flash System, which gave Sherry the flexibility to maximize her creativity.
Participating in shootouts and entering prints in competition is a great way to keep testing and fine-tuning your skill set. Programs like this challenge your creativity and force you to elevate your game. Plus, there are friendships that come out of programs like this and expand your network.