The other side

11/06/2009 at 2:29 PM Leave a comment

LigiaLast time I wrote about a photo shoot, I was behind the scenes watching how a photographer worked with a camera and interacted with his subjects. Last week, I was given the opportunity to participate in another photo shoot, this time as the subject.

I was asked, along with Kelsey and Kalyn and Megan of GCG to be part of a back-to-school photo shoot for one of GCG’s clients. I immediately said yes, and my secret fantasies of being on billboards all over the Metroplex ran wild.

The day of the shoot, we arrived bright and early at Geno Loro’s photography studio with all of our wardrobe and makeup in hand.  After deciding who wears what, what colors look best and applying an insane amount of make up, we were prepared to shine.

During the first 30 minutes it was all good and fun. We were fake-smiling our heads off, laughing at non-existent jokes and pretending to walk around a location that only existed in Photoshop.

But after several hours of basically doing the same thing over and over, the glamour faded and we became exhausted. Who knew? Posing and modeling is tiring. We were only there for about three hours and were about to fall over; I can’t imagine doing photo shoots that are about 12+ hours long like the pros. That made me realize that I was not meant to be famous, and so I put those dreams to rest…for now.

One of the perks of working at Zag IMC is getting the chance to participate in these kinds of experiences. It was definitely something new to the four of us and really gave us an inside look into photography.

In our line of business, it is important to be knowledgeable in as many aspects as possible, photography included. Now that I’ve been on both sides, the photographer and the subject, I feel like I have a better understanding of how it works and that will probably be beneficial at one point in my career.

(Don’t worry, photos are on the way!)

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