The Flip Side of Photoshoots
Last we I had the privilege of shooting Madinah. What is different about this shoot is the fact that our Model is in fact not a model, but a local Makeup Artist (MUA) that does a pretty awesome job of making our ideas into reality. As part of an experiment, our MUA wanted to experience the pain and suffering that models go through when shooting them. So being the nice photographers that we are we made sure we didn't go easy on her!
The shoot was a blast! Of course what made this shoot even better was the fact that I was shooting along side some of the best photographers I have ever come to work with. Which brings me to a very important note. As photographers we need to understand the importance of friendships. Establishing genuine relationships with those that you shoot with is the most important thing you can ever do as a photographer. It is through them that you not only grow as a photographer but are able to see things that you never know were there. Their inspiration is your inspiration and vise versa. Also make sure to not forget about your fellow MUA's they put as much work into your photos as you do!
As far as gear goes, I shot as always with the lovely Mamiya twins =) thats right, one Mamiya loaded with film (Portra 400) and the other with my digital back (Mamiya ZD). Alright, thats it for now! And until next time don't be a loner... set up a shoot and get to know your fellow photographer! I guarantee it will be the best thing that ever happened to you!