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Day 834 of 365 Again.

Ok, never doing that again.

Of course I didn’t mean to do it this time.

So a photography studio in Philadelphia outsourced a group glamour shoot to me. 31 models. A few headshots a piece. Fifteen minutes each. I got them to hire on a makeup artist friend of mine for support. Nothing tricky, it should have been some nice simple cash.

Unfortunately, there was a misconnect somewhere and 31 shoots translated into 31 shoots with multiple people. In other words, i spent 12 hours shoot 67 people, the vast majority of which didn’t know what glamour shoot meant. Essentially, I spent the entire day doing poorly prepared family portraits mixed in with glamour and just all kinds of craziness.

Still, I made the best of it, and got it done. Damn near drove me crazy. There were actually two girls who were quite good. If I was in my right mind I might have been in model scout mode with them. Sadly, my right mind had left me some four or five hours before that.

Blah. I think I need some sleep.

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9 comments for “11-22-08

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    November 23, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Egads that sounds like a hard day. Glad you made it through.

  2. avatar
    November 23, 2008 at 1:42 am

    aww sorry. I was worried it would turn out like that..

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    November 23, 2008 at 1:59 am

    ouch. that triples the fee. I hope. 🙂

  4. avatar
    November 23, 2008 at 10:05 am

    ugh. that’s totally unprofessional on the part of the studio. They should have at the very least prepared you for the true chaos you were looking at. Glad you survived it man.

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    November 23, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Just figured it out… they COULDN’T tell you beforehand! You wouldn’t have shown up! Duh

  6. avatar
    November 23, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    goodness you look pissed…
    Go to work and find some peace.

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    November 25, 2008 at 11:10 am


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    November 25, 2008 at 11:47 am

    @.Mercury: yeah, it was rough.

    @SaylaMarz: eh, I thought there’d be a little of that, and I’d just cope. I didn’t realize it would be ALL that.

    @Mike Wood Photography: I doubt it. We’ll see. *sigh* Really, the amount of photography I did was identical. it was just the added annoyance factor. Well, it was a little harder, since coordinating multiple people (especially kids) is harder than just shooting one, but it wasn’t triple the work really. Just a lot more time and frusteration.

    My makeup artist friend on the other hand, literally ended up doing twice the work she was expecting.

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    November 25, 2008 at 11:50 am

    @mickeysacks: well, the studio didn’t know really. At least that’s what they claim, and I’m more or less inclined to believe them. I think the client just kinda decided to believe that she was getting what she wanted, despite instructions.

    @lrayholly: oh, I really don’t think they knew. If they did, the would have contracted for more money. It really is a harder thing.

    @DeHoll: heh… and that was actually taken at the beginning when I was just starting to realize what was going on. Imagine 12 hours later.

    @365bunnies: yep.

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