In my “old” age I have finally had the chance to be a model! Actually, I have been in a few photo shoots. Stock photographers are always looking for people and volunteers to be their models. The more people the more a photograph is worth. Landscapes don’t sell as well as a photograph with people in it.
So when my friend Rich set up a stock photo shoot for bowling he was able to get about 40-50 people to attend and I was one of them. I brought along a pocket camera to take some pictures, it is always fun to see a behind the scenes view into a photo shoot.
I was just one of the many background extras. Rich had selected a few actors and models to be the main focus for the shoot. One thing that helps a stock photo shoot is some diversity. You want men, women, children, different races, different age groups, and you don’t want people wearing labels. So no Abercrombie shirts or things with logos. Otherwise you spend time removing the logos in Photoshop. That isn’t very fun.
Before being a model in this shoot, I have played a dead body, grieving widower, trans-bride, and on several occasions-a zombie. Lots of fun playing dress up. It is on my bucket list to photograph my own stock photography, I need to get off my butt and do it.