Photography and music. One appeals to the visual sense, the other, an auditory response. Although they may be different mediums, each has the power to hold a permanent placeholder of time, location and emotion in our memory.
Since we’re always closing in on some photographic experience, project or job, it’s fun to put together a short list of some our favorite song titles that relate to the experience of being a part of the photography world. Here’s an abridged version of a photographer’s playlist:
Eight Days A Week. Have camera, will travel. Especially the closer you get to deadlines.
Learning To Fly. Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago, Los Angeles, Oslo, Manila, Singapore and Hong Kong … it’s safe to say it’s been fun getting to know you really well.
Just My Imagination. Or is it just my impression that the client is really interested in micro-managing every photo … or none at all? And why aren’t there more of the latter?
My Ever Changing Mood. Waiting for final approvals.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered. Phew! Another shoot is in the bag.
If You Don’t Know Me By Now. Have ‘Faith’, it’ll get finished. We’ve done this before.
All I Wanna Do. It’s an hour before the shoot and what can go wrong will go wrong.
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking. How long can a shoot last?
Give It Away. This one is self-explanatory. Give it away, give it away, give it away now. Everyone has a camera phone, so why isn’t everything free?
Fake Plastic Trees. Waterfalls, palm trees, clowns and magicians … the circus has nothing on what goes on in the make-believe land of photoshop and photoshopped photographs.
Wonderwall. The look on a client’s face when the photo truly hits the mark. Large prints … here’s looking at you.
Supermassive Black Hole. We did have a budget.
The Song Remains The Same. Hey you, the value of great photography non-believer, we’ve heard that one about generic stock photos too many times.
Late Registration. Even Kanye’s going to rant about the deadline on this one.
Get Up Stand Up. Glad we brought comfortable shoes.
Pump It. Publish those photos online, on social media, in print or in trade shows. You’re ready to rock.
Feel free to make your own list. ;)