Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Modeling Fee was Reasonable

This weekend, I attended legendary photographer Joe McNally's lighting workshop in Houston along with a group of other photographers from the Bay Area Photo Club. I never expected to be in front of the camera, but I was plucked from the audience with the two other big guys in the background for the photo above. We were supposed to provide a foil to the two pretty young women in front who modeled for Joe during the two-day event. Our job was to act big, burly, and mean (bodyguard like). Anyway, kind of a fun 15 minutes. Thought I'd post a photo that Joe's assistant Drew Gurian was nice enough to give me on a jump drive. So judge for yourself, do I give up my day job for a career in modeling? Being big and intimidating is not as easy as it looks, I tell ya. Now if only Joe knew how to use light properly he would have thrown that deep Octa on me, and maybe......


  1. Keep your day job Steve. I think Stephanie, on the left, did a better job of looking menacing for the camera.

  2. I think you did a great job! You definitely have body-guard potential. But instead of a deep octa, I think y'all need about 4 flagged SB900s with theatrical gels on C stands in the background and then a little mist in the air, adn of course you should also remove your shirts....

  3. Looks like a fun time Steve! I agree with Doug though; keep your day job! :-)


  4. I disagree. Bodyguarding is for you, tough guy!! I think you might have to opt for a leather jacket or vest, though!

  5. Just a tab longer on that day job. However, I do see a Harley on the horizon.
    David A.