I have been thinking about documenting my older children’s first day at school but was both procrastinating and feeling uninspired. Then I came across a photo by Skye Hardwick that really inspired me, and thus the thinking started. And carried on for a few weeks. Then one fine day in late September of last year, we came home from school and I knew the thinking had to cease and the doing to start. So within 5 minutes, I grabbed the things I knew I wanted to use and set-up the shots in a 2 meter square area.
It’s time to tell a story. Back to School.
If you want to tell a visual short story creatively, for tips, I am going to walk you through my thought processes during this shoot which took less than 45 minutes from start to finish.