We often see videos that pit amateur photographers against professionals, but the twist of this one is showing what a photographer in eighth grade can accomplish when shooting against a professional. It is quite impressive!
Coming to you from Jessica Kobeissi, this fun video features eighth grader Hudson Matter and her in a competitive shoot. Hudson comes from a long line of photographers. His great-grandfather, Herbert, enjoyed successes like commissions from President Kennedy, National Geographic, Vogue, and many more, and his father, Jordan, is a well known dance and headshot photographer in New York City. I was into photography in eighth grade and enjoyed shooting randomly around town with my Rebel film camera, but I certainly did not have the confidence to conduct my own shoot on the streets of New York City like Hudson does here. Heck, that would throw me for a loop even today. My confidence back then was generally limited to programming my graphing calculator. It is really neat to watch Hudson work and see his results; he certainly has a good eye, and he definitely has a bright future ahead of him. Check out the video above to see how the shoot went!