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dav.d Loves His Time in Front of the Camera

by dav.d

Most photographers HATE having their photograph taken. There is a reason they like to be behind the camera. I think most people hate having their photo taken. Me? I don’t mind it in fact I often jump at the chance. Hey, it is a chance for a free photo sometimes!

dav.d by Utah Lake and holding a camear, looking cool

dav.d by Utah Lake and holding a camear, looking cool

And I figured I would share some photos of me as a photographer and one thing you will notice I change my hair quite a bit. I get bored with my hair and I do everything from mohawks, to long, to short, to curly (naturally curly I might add), and even color it.

dav.d photographed by Utah Lake with off camera lighting

dav.d photographed by Utah Lake with off camera lighting

How can a photographer relate to the client who is nervous about being in front of the camera if they won’t be in front of the camera themselves? I have been in stock photo shoots in a wedding dress, a zombie, a dead body, a grieving husband at a funeral, and more. It is a lot of fun, or it should be.

dav.d wearing a mohawk cause that hides my grey hair

dav.d wearing a mohawk cause that hides my grey hair

So yes, I understand the fear of standing in front of the camera and wondering what my body looks like. Right now I have 60 pounds of weight to lose before my ideal body weight is achieved but I still stand in front of the camera, because what happens if I never lose that weight? Seize the day and have your photograph created! If you do lose weight you can always have another photo shoot. In fact, then you can have a before and after photo!

dav.d's blue eyes and the Bonneville Salt Flats

dav.d’s blue eyes and the Bonneville Salt Flats

And get out of the house and go do something fun where cameras are all around. Go to the Holi Color Festival and get painted up by strangers. There are a ton of photographers who will try and make you famous.

dav.d at the Holi Color Festival photographed by Jarvie

dav.d at the Holi Color Festival photographed by Jarvie

I do love to hang with my photographer friends. I take their photo and then I hand them my camera and yell “work for hire” and ask them to photograph me. Yelling work for hire erases any claim over copyright, at least that is what I tell myself.

dav.d at the Lavender Fields of Mona, Utah and photographed by Nicolesy

dav.d at the Lavender Fields of Mona, Utah and photographed by Nicolesy

And always volunteer to be a test subject. You might end up with some fun photographs like this photo of me in front of Delicate Arch in Moab. Wheee!

dav.d by David Newkirk and photographed in Moab in front of the Delicate Arch

dav.d by David Newkirk and photographed in Moab in front of the Delicate Arch

dav.d donates a metal print of Moab at Gay Bingo

dav.d donates a metal print of Moab at Gay Bingo

dav.d donates a print of Moab at Gay Bingo

dav.d donates a print of Moab at Gay Bingo

And now I have a ton of photographs for Facebook profiles and for my own website or marketing. But now I should stop blogging and go hit the gym. I gotta lose my summer weight and be in shape for spring! Just in time for another photo shoot. Woo hoo!

dav.d's headshot by Pamela

dav.d’s headshot by Pamela

dav.d photographs a swim meet for QUAC

dav.d photographs a swim meet for QUAC

dav.d photographing in Lehi during a photo walk

dav.d photographing in Lehi during a photo walk

dav.d stands by a Ferrari at Prestman auto

dav.d stands by a Ferrari at Prestman auto

dav.d stands over the Colorado River in Arizona. Let me take a selfie!

dav.d stands over the Colorado River in Arizona. Let me take a selfie!

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