Viktor & Rolf “we will always ask..what do you think..yet never truly want your answer ”
I’ve been busy with my workshop and shooting this week. Tired, tired and more tired.
I haven’t spent any time on Model Mayhem lately lurking. An ongoing forum post is when do you consider someone a professional photographer. I think I’ve discovered the answer, when you can say to another photographer, “I hate photography”.
Ok, yes, I said it. It feels like I’m “workin” for the man when I’m getting paid. Getting paid is no fun, yep, ya gotta get paid once in a while, but the price you pay to get paid is high. With model photography you can shoot what you want, the model doesn’t contribute, we tell them what to do and they do it. Other clients want to give their opinions…oh, you wanted that, I thought you meant this? Oh sure, it’s no problem to break down this set and do something else.
Testing and being a hobbyist is fun…not getting paid is fun
Shooting models has to be one of the easiest gigs around, what’s so hard about shooting good looking people, now really!?
Try a regular person, now that’s work. How do you thin down a jaw, shoot bad teeth, big ears, heavy arms (do they know they’re heavy?)…now that’s work.
Babies gotta be a lot like models, how hard can that be, they’re just miniature models who drool and pee on everything. Well, you see where this is going. Making average people look wonderful, now that’s talent and until you can do that you’re (me) just playin around.
To all the portrait photographers out there…my hat’s off to you
When you’re not excited to download the days shoot…you’ve crossed over, you’ve become a pro.
I must be tired…take this with a grain of salt and some pepper
Shot with my uber cool expensive Profoto Ring light, tons of black artsy fartsy eye makeup and a big black plastic Wal Mart fan, (the fan really makes it look like a model shoot, don’t ya think!)…and Karolina!2 comments