Photography workshops, shooting weddings, anything to do with people…at least where you have to interact with them, can turn an introverted photographer into an emotional wreck. Unfortunately, most of the articles out there are all about how introverts “only care about themselves”. I beg to differ. Introverts care too much about others and that is what drains us so much. So while we may be more nervous than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs and we may, quite literally in some cases, get physically ill after a shoot, introvert photographers are extremely good at their chosen profession. For an extrovert, it may all be about feeling good, but to an introvert, getting the best photos for the client is the only thing that matters.
Introvert Photographers Focus on the Client
Many introverts are photographers in spite of their personalities. We know we are living in an extrovert’s world. For extroverts, the memory of an event with tons of people is a wonderful thing, for introverts the photo and the happiness of the client is everything. We aren’t at your wedding for ourselves. We’d rather be just about anywhere else but we love photography and we like making you happy with our chosen art. If an introvert chooses to shoot your wedding, you can be sure that they are aware of their job every single second they are there. Introverts aren’t going to get caught up in a conversation with your DJ or some distant uncle. The client is the most important thing and introvert photographers focus on what the client wants, not just “doing it our way”.
Introvert Photographers See Detail
Exit sign behind you? Odd shadow making the bride look 30 pounds heavier? Introvert photographers aren’t caught up in the moment of the scene. Introverts see the details in the composition and lighting. Did you know there was a huge snake 15 feet behind you at your last park photo shoot? Your introvert photographer did and they edited out that slithering interloper later in addition to moving you on to a new location at the time like it was just a matter of lighting instead of worrying you. In addition to noticing details at the shoot, introverts see the detail during editing instead of getting lost in reliving the moment.
Introvert Photographers are Prepared
Because the client’s satisfaction is the most important thing, introvert photographers prepare ahead of time. There is a list of preparation and a list of possible emergencies. Our backups have backups because the idea of making a mistake terrifies us. We scout locations ahead of time, even if it means a couple of hours driving. Your introvert photographer will be prepared for just about anything short of a giant robot attack.