As a musician, I am in it to win it, and that means learning how to be in front of a camera. I'm very shy for a musician. For many years I have been quite comfortable playing music for myself in my little studio, venturing out just a few times a month to share. But now, I am working towards the next big step. That means I have to market myself. The idea of being photographed makes me nervous. My jaw gets a little too tight, and my smile can feel unnatural... and what to wear? I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, so this always poses a problem, no pun intended.
|Drinking tea before the shoot. |
Calming the nerves.
Being in Italy has opened my eyes to beauty. Everyone here is so elegant, even in their jeans and sneakers. I'm used to living in a high fashion city, but Italy is different... It seems to be part of their DNA... All the women and men are beautiful. Effortlessly beautiful with their wavy hair, high cheekbones, and smooth skin. I figured if I was ever going to feel comfortable posing in front of a camera, Rome would be the place to do it.
|I giggled as observers formed behind me.|
So, I recruited my talented photographer husband to ride the train to the area where the Pantheon is located. When we were there last week, I noticed some really neat alleyways. I love alleyways in photos.
|Rome Has Alley's A-Plenty|
We took 500 photos, and by the end, 50 were chosen. Not bad, according to Chad. The photos will be used for various marketing reasons... website, CD, poster, press releases. Considering it was really my second professional photo shoot, I thought I did ok. I look at the whole modeling thing as a practice like anything else. I have to learn to be comfortable being looked at through the eye of a camera.
|We Loved the Graffiti|