Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Main Community Forum
 

Main Community Forum General Modeling & Photography Forum
Adult posts prohibited!>>Please Read Our GUIDELINES before posting!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
\"I haven\'t lit anything myself in over a year\"
Old 02-03-2006, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Pro Shooter

 
jimmyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member GG#: 38375
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,078
Comments: 2

jimmyd is offline IP: 70.34.196.35
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Here's and extract from an IM convo between a friend of mine and Holly Randall. (Suze Randall's daughter.) He published it on his blog. I found it amusing, more so as Holly is a photographer who makes a VERY good living shooting for some VERY big men's magazines. Some of you might find it amusing as well... maybe even enlightening.


HollyRandall: i'm nervous about shooting tomorrow
Luke: why?
HollyRandall: because i haven't lit anything myself in over a year
HollyRandall: my assistants always do it
HollyRandall: and now i'm doing everything on my own and i want to do some experimental lighting
HollyRandall: and i'm nervous that it's going to look like [censored]
HollyRandall: i'm shooting Aimee Sweet for fun
HollyRandall: for the first time in years
HollyRandall: i'm actually doing photography for the reason i got here in the first place-- for the love of it
HollyRandall: we'll see if i still love it by the end of the day, LOL
HollyRandall: i don't have a set schedule, i don't have to get any magazine sales out of this or even shoot explicit stuff
HollyRandall: just whatever i feel like and come up with
HollyRandall: but what if it all sucks?
HollyRandall: what if i've forgotten how to light?
HollyRandall: i'm even renting extra equipment for the day
Luke: sounds like an opportunity for growth
HollyRandall: yeah that's part of the reason i'm doing it
HollyRandall: to break away from my mom's style a bit
  View Public Profile Send a private message to jimmyd Visit jimmyd's homepage! Find More Posts by jimmyd
 
Re: \"I haven\'t lit anything myself in over a year\"
Old 02-03-2006, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
DBA1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member GG#: 41572
Location: So Cal
Posts: 433
Comments: 0

DBA1 is offline IP: 69.234.232.71
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

That is pretty amusing! I mean, how could you be around that stuff all your life and not go into any shoot with total confidence? I'm actually a big Holly Randall fan..... now I'm kinda crushed [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

I still think she is a HOTTIE tho [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I sent her an email once through her site. Told her I wanted to come down and photograph her [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] Ya know, she never did get back to me [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Oh well, maybe you could put in a good word for me jimmy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] With all those assistants running around doing everything, I'm sure I could snap one or two good ones! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
  View Public Profile Find More Posts by DBA1
 
Re: \"I haven\'t lit anything myself in over a year\"
Old 02-03-2006, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Member GG#: 35737
Location: Foley
Posts: 180
Comments: 0

David Bunch is offline IP: 209.102.150.167
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Yep...enlightening is the word all right...thanks for posting this.

Playboy dot com had Jenny McCarthy shoot some stuff a while back as one their "celebrity" photographers. She was "amazed" that photographers make what they do, it was all just point and snap (assistants lit her stuff, too...why risk getting unpublishable images?). I wonder if she'd have told Pompeo Posar that to his face (he did her gatefold shoot).

David
  View Public Profile Send a private message to David Bunch Visit David Bunch's homepage! Find More Posts by David Bunch
 
Re: \"I haven\'t lit anything myself in over a year\"
Old 02-03-2006, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Member GG#: 39377
Location: Tampa
Posts: 420
Comments: 0

photopro34 is offline IP: 68.51.166.156
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Jimmy,

Interesting post. Reminds me of the scene in prete-a-porte (spelling?), ready to wear in english. I remember the scene with the "world famous" photographer that walks into the room, tells everyone to say cheese, trigers the camera (with a cable release..lol) hands it back to his assitant and then walks out. Now that I actually shoot, its that much funnier...lol. Just goes to show.....anyone with the "right hired hands" can be famous. Although...I suppose I should give proper credit on this one....I didnt do the lighting either...the sun was my "hired hand" for the day....

  View Public Profile Send a private message to photopro34 Find More Posts by photopro34
 
Re: \"I haven\'t lit anything myself in over a year\"
Old 02-03-2006, 08:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Member GG#: 39377
Location: Tampa
Posts: 420
Comments: 0

photopro34 is offline IP: 68.51.166.156
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

David,

I have that CD. Its the same one with Carmen Electa shooting playmate Jennifer Walcott?
  View Public Profile Send a private message to photopro34 Find More Posts by photopro34
 
Re: \"I haven\'t lit anything myself in over a year\"
Old 02-03-2006, 08:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Pro Shooter

 
jimmyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member GG#: 38375
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,078
Comments: 2

jimmyd is offline IP: 70.34.196.35
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

[ QUOTE ]
I sent her an email once through her site ... Ya know, she never did get back to me

[/ QUOTE ]

that's not unusual. with a lot of these websites the person whose website it is never even sees most of the email. it just filters thru the webmaster into the recycle bin.

btw, i'm still waiting for a final confirmation about tomorrow. i'll call ya when i hear from them.... and i better hear from them!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
  View Public Profile Send a private message to jimmyd Visit jimmyd's homepage! Find More Posts by jimmyd
 
Re: \"I haven\'t lit anything myself in over a year\"
Old 02-03-2006, 09:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Member GG#: 35737
Location: Foley
Posts: 180
Comments: 0

David Bunch is offline IP: 209.102.150.167
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

It's listed on the site as the current celeb shoot, Jenny chose Jennifer Madden from a casting call. It's a shoot at the mansion, they're using what appears to be 60" softliters or equivalent. The quote I mention is in the member's area write-up. Come to think of it, I may have read it the wrong way. She may simply be puffing up the model rather than slighting photographers. Anyway, it's very silly.

David

  View Public Profile Send a private message to David Bunch Visit David Bunch's homepage! Find More Posts by David Bunch
 
Re: \"I haven\'t lit anything myself in over a year\"
Old 02-03-2006, 10:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
mhickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 36016
Location: Franklin
Posts: 1,177
Comments: 2
My Mood:

mhickey is offline IP: 70.112.31.251
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

No toke man?

Mike [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
  View Public Profile Send a private message to mhickey Visit mhickey's homepage! Find More Posts by mhickey
 
there\'s a reason
Old 02-04-2006, 01:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35977
Posts: 609
Comments: 0

Andy_Pearlman is offline IP: 72.25.71.45
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Before everyone gets all bent out of shape thinking that those of us with assistants aren't doing any work, let me point out a couple things. First, its our butt on the line if the shoot doesn't work. The client doesn't sue the assistant, they get pissed at us if they don't get their shot. Second, usually (not always though) we were assistants and paid our dues, or at least set up our own lights for a long time, which is how we know where the lights are supposed to go, and when its not working. Third, I learned years ago that especially on a big shoot, the kind with clients, mutiple models, motorhomes, grip trucks, etc, I don't want to be a grunt. I need to be able to think creatively, and its frankly a waste of my energy to haul power packs up four flights of stairs (as one of my assistants had to do more than once). It may sound aloof, but being able to just have that stuff get done (somehow, by someone else) does let you concentrate on the job, the models, the client, the "shot".

Regards,
Andy Pearlman
Andy Pearlman Studio
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Andy_Pearlman Visit Andy_Pearlman's homepage! Find More Posts by Andy_Pearlman
 
Re: there\'s a reason
Old 02-04-2006, 02:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
Pro Shooter

 
jimmyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member GG#: 38375
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,078
Comments: 2

jimmyd is offline IP: 70.34.196.35
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

hey andy! just so ya know, i didn't post this as a slight to pros. like you and some others, i make my living with cameras in my hands--whether video cameras or stills cameras--and i often have assistants. i'm 100% with ya on our time and energy being better spent on things other than schlepping gear. but i gotta tell you, i light my stuff. someone else might be doing the grunt work, but i'm calling it and i'm reading my own light meter. on vid shoots, for instance, i've had more than a few gaffers get pretty pissed at me cuz i go and tweak their work. but like you said, it aint the gaffer or an assistant or a grip or whatever whose gonna get an ass-reaming by a client.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to jimmyd Visit jimmyd's homepage! Find More Posts by jimmyd
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Last year/New year. rixafter6 Main Community Forum 0 01-01-2007 09:39 PM
2006, A Great Year isaiahbrink Main Community Forum 2 12-18-2006 12:05 PM
Waited a year ... Photomart Main Community Forum 18 06-06-2006 09:39 AM
Last shoot from last year - My Newest post of the New Year ProShotPhoto Photo Reviews & Critiques Only 1 12-31-2005 10:30 AM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 AM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93