Each and every photographer has their own unique way of working with models, cameras, and light. It’s something that clearly shows through in the series Jessica Kobeissi has developed in which different photographers shoot the same model. In the most recent episode, she brought Dani Diamond and Brandon Woelfel back for a new shoot, but this time they added a few obstacles to make the challenge more fun.
Shooting with other photographers is a great opportunity to learn and improve your craft. Even just by watching videos like the one above, you pick up things to implement on your shoots or avoid at all cost. Diamond, Kobeissi, and Woelfel have very different styles of photography and ways to work as you can notice. For example, it’s interesting to see how a photographer famous on Instagram like Woelfel seems frightened not to be able to edit his own images, or how someone like Diamond isn’t excited to shoot with a smartphone.
Such challenges are fun to watch, but it’s also something you should try for yourself, either by shooting with others or by putting limitations on yourself to push your creativity. You’ll see that it’s not as easy as it seems and while it’s easy to laugh at other photographers that struggle with specific challenges, it’s more challenging to try those obstacles.
What do you think of these challenges? Do you enjoy watching these battles? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this series in the comments below.