Meet Photographer Kelsey O’Brien
Kelsey O’Brien is a junior photography major and advertising minor at West Virginia University, and we’re excited to have her here at Phlearn for the summer. Kelsey will be producing and shooting a large scale photo shoot in the months to come, and in this episode we talk about how she came up for the concept for what she’ll be shooting. Join us as we take you through the entire process!
It can be hard to come up with concepts and inspiration for shoots. Here are some techniques Kelsey O’Brien used to settle on a final concept:
- Pinterest. Scrolling through images by other artists is a great way to get a spark that inspires creativity. Pinterest also allows you to save or “pin” images you like all to one place for future reference.
- Looking around. Sometimes picking up a random object can bring on a train of thought that takes you to an entirely new idea that has nothing to do with the thing you picked up in the first place.
- Talking with friends. Running an idea you have past someone else can add an entirely new viewpoint that you might not have thought of.
Get ready for next week, where we’ll be gathering all of the materials needed for the pre-production stage!