Well I finally tried it. I tried actually taking photos of other people. I was definitely out of my comfort zone and pretty much gave no direction because even though I know these people I am so painfully not good at being bossy. Maybe I'm just not confident enough yet. So we ended up with kind of the same look in each photo. These bright and cheerful edits are what they wanted. This is not exactly how I would envision a photo shoot but they were happy with the outcome and I was happy for the practice (It was in exchange for Thanksgiving dinner. I work directly for food). This was a huge learning experience for me and a great way to try to improve my photography skills by getting out of my happy little comfortable bubble.
Things I need to improve on:
-Shoot manual: Get over your fear of not having any shots because you messed up in manual.
-Give direction: People aren't mind readers and are just as awkward in front of the camera as I am behind it.
-Try to get more candid shots.
-Overall just be more confident!