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How To Think of AWESOME Photo Shoot Ideas!

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Jul 18

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A few months ago, way before I become an intern for Phlearn, I submitted a video for a weekly contest called, “Change Someone’s Life Today.”  I was inspired by the way Aaron taught people through his videos on Phlearn and how much he helps people every day.  I was also inspired by a photographer & college professor, Andy Bloxham, who visited my college to talk to us about his process and how he thinks of ideas for his photos.

In this video, I explain what I learned from Andy Bloxham, my personal thought process behind my photo shoots, and just how to get inspired in general.

By: Jenna Petrone
  • alice

    IS Jenna on Flickr?

  • http://jpetronephotography.carbonmade.com/ Jenna Petrone

    I do have a flickr and 500px account but I don’t update them as often as I used to. My username for both is heyjennuh
    I do have a website as well: http://www.jenna-petrone.com
    : )

  • simpsonbrothers

    Thanks Jenna! Picked up some great ideas from this!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7UEYWRYJUPS3KIYZOJDUE5ZJEY SxS

    I base my Restless Dreams series off of the random dreams I have as well. If you have a tablet there is a sketch program that is perfect for  jotting down quick ideas. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Macxs-Oppici/100001165439043 Macxs Oppici

    Thank you Jenna. Sometime i need to hear words like yours

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000114114938 Matthew Joseph

    Great Job ^_^ great ideas great overall :)

  • Erika Edgerley

    This is some good advice. Thanks for pointing out the part about asking other photographers for help. Sometimes I think it’s easy to forget that a lot of professional photographers started out small and got to where they are by asking for the advice and help of others, so why wouldn’t the be happy to repay the favor? I guess it’s easy to think, why would they wan’t to help little ol’ me?

  • http://www.amara-photos.com/ Cissy / Amara-Photos

    THANKS x a LOT !!!! The start of my day was crumpy, and this made it U-turn to the positive side : ) Very inspirational!!! Tomorrow Ramadan starts here in Qatar, and it is a project I did last year. Now I want to elaborate on it and – yep – improve the photos. Getting anxious as I learnt a lot last year, but still feel so unprepared to go and make a stronger series. However, now I am just going to the store and treat myself on the nicest sketch books I can find : ) : )    I used to do this for my work in communication, but never thought about to use this technic for getting inspiration/planning for photography. Brilliant! Sure it’s gonna work fine for me!!!
    So thanks, and really – your video is perfect and refreshing to watch. As it is non-autocue autentic – even telling you did several takes – it just makes a personal connection with your viewers right away : )   I am happy you posted this one, and not took it a trillion times more to get it to this over-polished everything perfect videos -as it so would have taken the charm out of it. Think - Oscar presenters ‘spontenous’  jokes style (autocued) and you know what i mean ; )      Enjoy your internship at PHLearn, congratulations with landing that one!!

  • Critters

    Very well done, and great idea with the sketchbook. I always have a notebook with me, never thought of a sketchbook. Think that will change now, and will be put right with the notebook from now on.

  • Vincent

    Great job Jenna! Super inspirational. You’re a great person, keep doing what you’re doing! :-)

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  • http://caiok.com/ Caio Kauffmann

    Hallo Jenna! Thanks a lot for your time! This “Dont give up” and “be persistent” things are sure always great to remember from time to time! Good Luck!

  • Rinafil

    Love this video! Really awesome ideas!

  • Allen Chen

    Well said, I took alot of notes from this video :)

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