GESO What happens when you loan a model a camera?

Derby Chang derbyc at
Fri Oct 30 06:25:14 EDT 2009

Larry Colen wrote:
> A couple of friends of mine from dancing wanted to do a photoshoot
> today. I was looking forward to getting some more practice in my
> studio space, but they decided it would be more fun to shoot someplace
> more interesting than my backyard, so we wandered down to the Felton
> Covered Bridge.
> Gwen has also asked me to teach her photography, so I've been teaching
> her some of the basics. The last time she visited she briefly played
> with my K100, but was a bit intimidated by all of the controls. 
> Tiffany used to shoot with her mom's Minolta, though she said that
> unlike my SRT-101 it would stop down when metering, so she didn't need
> quite so much coaching.
> When we were down at the bridge, I gave them the K100 with DA40 and
> would let them play. I coached them a bit on exposure. We shot
> everything on manual exposure, as the goal was to help them learn. I
> did grab a few shots with the K100, mostly showing them how to do
> various things.
> Here's the set Zab and I picked of the shots that Gwen took:
> Tiffany didn't shoot quite so many, but they also turned out pretty
> nice:
> My set is here:
> Here's one for a Pentax ad:
> Everything was shot with available light. There were some shots I
> would have liked to get using flash, but we never got around to
> it. 
> One amusing sidenote, when I was packing the car for the shoot, I
> noticed that the door to my shed would make a nice backdrop. So while
> we were waiting for Tiffany to put on her makeup I did some quick test
> shots of Gwen using it as a backdrop. The light in this one might be a
> little flat but I think it came out pretty well nonetheless:
> I really need to start looking for a job, or at least sell my racecar,
> but in the meantime I'm having fun with the camera. 

 From these shots, Larry, it would seem to me you are living THE life. 
Enjoy the moment.



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