What do you shoot?

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When people discover that I’m a photographer, the obvious next question is “what do you shoot?” I tell them, “I shoot everything”. And they look at me in every case with the “uh huh” look on their face. Of course, I shoot what I’m hired to shoot, but mostly I shoot everyday life and the light that fills our days.


The only way to explain, I guess, is through my images.  Now, if only I can get a gig shooting days filled with beautiful light.


How do you explain what you photograph?

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  1. What a visual delight! I just keep scanning the page up and down over and over…. And I know just what you mean… describing what I shoot is sort of inexplicable.

  2. It’s a tough question to answer. Like telling someone what your favorite food is. Why should we have to narrow it down? And I like your answer – “Whatever I’m paid to shoot.” and maybe I’ll add on to it: “and whatever catches my attention.” Thanks for sharing those gorgeous images. I especially love the girls in the red coats with the leaves!

  3. Beautiful images! I especially love the first photo of the flowers sitting perfectly on the chair. I usually answer that question with one word- LIGHT! I have admired your work for some time. It was good to see you here.

  4. Such lovely images! Thank you for sharing them with us.
    I guess I photograph the moments I want to – or need to – hold onto longer than a moment.

  5. What a lovely set of photographs! I LOVE the one of the baby — stunning!

    My answer to the question, “what do you shoot?” is often a variation of the following response: “umm…light…shadows…beautiful…umm…moments…so, i love light…and…yeah…whatever i find interesting…umm”


    For a long time it bothered me that I didn’t have a focused/concise answer to that question, and I confused that with not having a style or focus. I don’t believe those are the same thing, and I’ve come to be more comfortable with the fact that I know what I like, and even if I can’t quite explain it, that’s OK. I know what it is when I see it, and I’m always trying to capture it with my lens.

  6. Oh goodness. Your work speaks for itself. It’s simple, yet full of stories and meaning.

    I always find this question so very hard to answer as well. I don’t really have a great answer other than my business tag line – “I am a chaser of light, chaser of moments”

    So glad to have you with us today!

  7. These are absolutely exquisite, Cindy. Thank you so much.
    And I’m still figuring out what I take pictures of!

  8. Beautiful work Cindy, so dreamy and full of soul. Tough question! Overall in my personal work, I seek beauty and hope to connect people to the beauty within themselves when they view my images. Thanks for your lovely post!

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