Wednesday, December 05, 2012
We have a winner!!!
In other news, yes that's me standing in a cemetery. Had a photo shoot in an old graveyard. At night. When there was a full moon. I really love my job!!
My wonderful photographer agreed to meet me at the entrance to this old cemetery in historic Fort Langley. When I arrived in the pitch dark I saw a man standing at the gates and hustled on over. Except it wasn't my photographer. It was another random person waiting at the entrance of a graveyard. In the dark. Alone.
So then I look across the tombstones and in the shadows I see someone walking through the cemetery. I jogged after the guy hoping it was my photographer and not, you know, some ax murderer waiting for a stupid author. It turned out that it was the right guy and we began our photo shoot. He used a technique called painting with light. This involved the camera remaining still on a tripod and me remaining very still for 2-3 minutes after he snaps the picture while he ran around me with a flashlight painting in whatever light you see in the shot. Sometimes I shivered because it was VERY cold but then the picture would look like I had 2 noses so I did my best to remain frozen in the freezing graveyard. What fun!!
Got some great pictures AND some cool ideas for my next book. Did I mention I LOVE my job?!