Whether we climb things or crawl on the floor, chances are, we are not looking quite as graceful as the photo we are taking. When I started my career as a photographer, I had no clue I’d sometimes need a little stretch before a shoot … like it’s a sport. I still wouldn’t call it a sport but I can sometimes not walk without cringing the next day, so there’s that.
Here’s a look at some of the ever so delicate positions we got into this year and what we saw while taking the photo.
Starting pretty mild with a group shot. My partner Bryan, nabbed this one of me and I’m sure he didn’t even need to stand on his toes to get it. Oh the joys of being super tall.
Speaking of Bryan, he has by far the most impressive “get low” position on our team 🙂
A photographer friend once told me “People tend to give you dirty looks when you are 7 months pregnant and climbing a tree for a photo.” We do what we must for our footage!
It’s not like their wasn’t a tripod to use … I just thought I’d make a better one.
When you don’t feel like lying belly to the floor, you do a straddle and don’t forget to point your toes.
Not exactly a behind the camera moment, but an equally important job being my light testing guinea pig and channeling his inner dancer.
There are plenty of smiles when I just know we captured something pretty amazing.
There are lots of serious face contemplating.
And some cause for concern when we had 20 minutes to shoot some pretty death defying stuff. (Ok, admittedly not death defying, but when you can’t do what these ladies are pulling off with ease, it may as well be death defying.)
Last but not least, sometimes the behind the scenes is just funny (see couples faces).
Thanks Julius Ding and Bryan Dickie for these rad work in progress photos!
“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Marc Anthony