Snippets and Vignettes: When the Photographer Becomes the Model

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When you find yourself in the other end of the lens, what do you do? Do you make sure that the photo taken turns out well by giving your two cents?

Previously, we asked about candid photos and how us Lomographers put our subjects at ease. For this week though, let us take on a role reversal.


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More often than not, those who wield a camera and stay behind the lens choose to do so because they are purely driven with the interest in capturing the world as they see it. But what happens when they become the subject of somebody else’s interest?

Come on now fellow shutterbugs, tell us: when you find yourself in the other end of the lens, what do you do? Do you make sure that the photo taken turns out well by giving your two cents?

Personally, I have the tendency to be a bit awkward when it comes to the camera. As much as I love taking candid photos (or those seemingly so), I have no idea how to translate it on my own, once my spider senses tell me I am within someone’s frame. The only thing I could offer is a big goofy grin.

How do you make yourself comfortable? Do you share your knowledge about photography, or do you let the designated photographer do their thing? Share them below!

written by geegraphy on 2013-06-04 in #lifestyle

3 Comments

  1. diomaxwelle
    diomaxwelle ·

    I used to do the Diana Mini mission from the book, where you run up to someone and yell "DIANA MINI" and take a pic. I'm pretty sure someone's due to do it to me soon. XD I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have the goofiest face ever.

  2. boredslacker
    boredslacker ·

    I used to feel weird about it in my awkward adolescence, now that I'm older, I just grin! It's a photo anyway, not a life-altering experience!

  3. roboticoffee
    roboticoffee ·

    Smile, make a face, or act like they're not pointing it at me at all. Once in awhile, I'll offer a tip if asked, and it's usually not to use those godawful internal flashes on point-and-shoot digitals all the time.

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