Follow your gut instinct, because it often leads to authenticity.
Many years ago, on a commercial shoot for a running brand, I knew my client didn’t want portraits—only peak action photographs. But when I saw our model, Stephanie Voelckers, catching her breath in between sprints, I knew the opportunity was there to make an authentic picture.
I had my assistant, the talented Max Morse (@maxmorse)
, find a creative way to distract our client long enough so that I could duck down and capture this frame. What I remember most from this day was how much fun it was to be around both Stephanie and Max, two people who listen to their gut instincts and follow their hearts. It was a good reminder that, no matter how impressive someone’s résumé, you never want to work with people who aren’t fun to be around. I choose to work with people who follow their instincts and their heart, because that’s what makes your creativity truly authentic.
STEPHANIE VOELCKERS - CAPLES LAKE, CALIFORNIA
24–70MM LENS / F/4 / 1/1000 SECOND / ISO 250
CONTEST!! Tell a story about your photograph and win a NIKON Z50 w/ 16-50mm VR kit lens!
is a champion of all visual storytellers, and has been a huge supporter of my storytelling career for years. That’s why we are giving away a Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm VR kit lens to the person who tells the best story behind their picture posted on Instagram. 🙌🏻
✅ Post your best photograph and story in the caption to Instagram before December 31.
✅ Use the hashtag #storybehindmyimage
✅ Follow & Tag @coreyrichproductions
✅ That’s it!
I’ll choose a winner with the help of my friend @AndrewBisharat
, one of the best writers I know, and we’ll announce the winner on January 7! Good luck!
About the Nikon Z50 kit:
Small but mighty, simple but powerful—the mighty Z50, when paired with with the smallest Nikon DX lens ever, the NIKKOR Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3, is ideal for video as well as still images.