With a Little Help from My friends

posted on 19th of october, 2009

In my previous post I spoke about egaging family members in the stock photography business.
Now I want to talk about other forms of help that is available to use, with little effort.
Friends, are a valuable asset to use.
The picture on top and this one- are shots of my neighbor's dog. He is a professional dog trainer and breeder, and I wanted pictures for my stock portfolio, so it was a win-win for both of us.
Usually, people are happy to help. this guy isn't even a friend, but when I approached him, he agreed right away.

This guy, is a professional horse trainer, and the ranch is close to my house. I asked for his permission, and got another successful shot.

The last type of help I used was to ask a friend to take images of me. Here, I used my camera, I've thought of the composition, and he simply pressed the trigger.
It works both for allowing yourself to avoid finding models and to enjoy being photograph 9because usually I shoot so I am never in the frame).
So, as you can see The Beatles were right, with "A Little Help from My Friends" I have managed to get access to new subjects that otherwise would have been hard or impossible to shoot.

Comments (2)

Posted by Frantab01 on October 20, 2009
fantastic idea, great images - wish you lots of luck :)
Posted by Wildmac on October 19, 2009
Great idea! I love the female dog at the bottom, she really looks like she's enjoying the sunshine :0)

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