The Tester Shot
If we were to look at photographs as art then what would the ‘actual’ shot say beyond the ‘tester’ shot? Would it reveal the real person, insecurities and all? A more relaxed abdominal area and posture? Would the confident stance and forced smile be replaced by that in-between moment, when the photographer is distracted by getting the right light and correct f-stop, or a missed sync between the light and the shutter. In fact, the tester shot would have far greater levels of interest than the final photograph – but would never make it to the final edit.