Two weeks ago, I did a whirlwind twenty hour back and forth trip to the fabled city of Toronto. During that time, I was able to catch the one and only Kasey for a quick nifty photoshoot right outside of one of my favourite cafés – Darkhorse Cafe.
If there was a person who personified talent combined with sheer work ethic in the world of technology and tech start-ups, Kasey is that person. She is the Director of Business Development at Kashoo and is one of the few people that I know that racks up as much air-miles as I do. When you are shooting a pro like Kasey, you don’t have time to fiddle around with camera settings and trying to figure out apertures and shutter speeds. You gotta get in there, get those shots, and have confidence that they will turn out great. That is when those countless hours of practice of posing subjects and knowing your camera to an almost intimidate level come into play.
It also helps to scout out the location before hand and have a few options available that are nearby for the setting. Toronto Chinatown is a bit of an unforgiving photo locale as there are constantly people walking by and very few areas that isn’t heavily graffitied. Luckily, there was a nice area round the corner of Darkhorse Cafe that had some pleasing foliage as well as some neato bench/tree outdoor furniture combo.
More importantly however, it helps having someone as outgoing and general super awesome as Kasey to make these kind of sessions feel more like hanging out with a friend than trying to pay the mortgage. :-) Did I mention that Kasey is awesome, and if you are in the tech world, you should follow her on twitter-land: https://twitter.com/kaseybayne.