Someone said to me, “I really like that photo of you and those two other girls.” I had to giggle.
They’re all me! Thanks to Bert’s Eye View for my “Multiple DeeJay Shellys” picture. I just love how our ideas come to life. Bertos had mentioned to me he had been researching how to photograph a multiples picture. It was a type of photography that really interested him. A few weeks later, I heard about a JBL campaign for DJs sending them pictures using their speakers. I asked Bert if he’d help me with a cool photo to post for this campaign.
At first, I envisioned just the “edgy” girl in the middle. The edgy girl I felt represented my “independent self” as a female DJ in a male dominated industry. Then, I remembered Bert had mentioned the multiples photography. So I thought, “Why not show all my personalities!” A few hours before our photo shoot I called Bert and I said, “I have an idea.” As usual he replied, “Oh no.” Then, we went to work!
I decided I also wanted to show the “nerdy computer girl” who I am 85 percent of the time – always on my computer! Whether I’m researching music, or planning my new marketing campaign, most of my time is spent on the Mac Book! I guess this “personality” part of me holds true, because this picture only took one take! The other two…a different story.
What I learned is part of the trick to taking a multiples photo is keeping the background exactly the same, while individually photographing your subjects. This meant not moving the table, or my equipment, at all – keeping everything “in the frame”. Well, trying to stay completely still, while I was leaning over my Numark MixDeck, was no easy task! Not to mention, I had to position myself in a way where I wouldn’t be “stepping” on the invisible girl hard at work on her computer next to me.
Next, there was fitting in the Geisha! The Geisha is really meant to represent the part of me that just likes to make people happy by playing music. In this picture it seems quite simple to fit her into the scene. However, when I leaned down on the table, I moved it! Both situations causing us to take “multiple” tries at these two ladies. Luckily, Bert was able to fix everything back into place.
Finally, there’s the editing. A few days after our shoot, Bert sent me quite a few different girls with different poses, until we both agreed this was “the one”. Thanks so much to Bertos for helping me with this photo!!! It’s such a great feeling to have a vision in your head and having it come to life! We hope you like it!
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