I started doing behind-the-scenes photos at almost every photo session this past summer and they’ve been a big hit on my instagram (which has basically replaced this blog as previously mentioned.
Anyway, just in case you don’t follow me on instagram, here’s a quick sample of some of my more recent BTS photos. I use my iphone with the self-timer for the BTS images.
It’s a great idea too and I’m not just saying that because I’m doing it. I have had several clients tell me they hired me because of my BTS photos. They tell me they get a sense of what it’s like to work with me and they feel a connection even before we ever work together! Can’t argue with that.
Photos above were obviously done on a track and field. First photo below is at a crossfit gym. Second photo below was obviously done in a field. And final photo was done on a bridge. Models are (top to bottom), Chaudrey, Megan, Marian, and Chris – all represented by Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited
And two quick tips on BTS photos – they look best done on location (as opposed to in the studio) and I usually get a great image with my main camera then recreate it for the BTS. That way I can post the BTS along with the actual image – something I call, “How the world sees me vs how I see the world”.
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Pete Springer Photography Portland, OR