Whenever possible I try to generate original images for this site. Sometimes that means I have to be a model. I am not a good model.
For my last post I asked my wife to take some photos of me wearing the sustainable clothing I was writing about. Supportive as she is, we did a photo shoot. You’d think it’d be simple. But when your model is self-conscious and has a neutral expression that reads “I want to kill everyone” it quickly complicates.
We tried all sorts of poses and I was terrible at all of them. Here are a few of the rejects we went through to get the one I actually used:
We realized that part of the problem wasn’t me (although it was, like, 90% a me problem) but the camera. My wife just wasn’t liking the images she was getting from her camera, so we switched to mine and I did a quick test shot with her as the model.
In conclusion, if anyone ever tells you they’d like to be a model because it’s easy kindly let them know it is not. Thank you.