No. It's true.
I, myself, modeled for a window light workshop yesterday and while it was fun - It was also hard work.
What did it teach me? So much compassion for models - whom I will be working with in the very near future.
1.) It's exhausting to hold a pose. (Vital to the photographer, but exhausting.)
2.) Lots of mini breaks to let the model move her or his face around and stretch their body. Kinks and cramps often happen and it enlivens everything to be able to stretch and move.
3.) As a photographer, I do not want to be too forceful. I think personality is everything in working with models and I learned (as the model), that a soft approach - a laid back approach - A FUN APPROACH is everything.
4.) Stay professional. Especially when directing the model and certain body parts need to be in view or out of view - staying professional and direct is extremely helpful for the model!
I have some upcoming conceptual shoots in which I will be working closely with models and I am so glad I had this experience beforehand! Fantastico.
Be gentle. Be loving. Be strong. Be original -- Be yourself.
(Still working on finishing my pinhole camera assignment - and two other assignments! More soon.)
This photo is from picturecorrect.com which gives some good basic tips on working with models as well!
Once in awhile, well, BAM!