As the blogs at Tchad LLC gain some traction folks are taking notice. We have gotten some emails here and there, but the funniest thing happened Tuesday morning.
Lisa Helms called us and said something like: “HEY! I see your blog! I am on my way up with my projects!” I want to be on the front page, too!
Lisa, a freelance graphic designer of some note and experience, is an old friend and supporter of the Tchad concept and was one of our first students in the early days. We aren’t very good at taking pictures and documenting things, so her contribution was more than welcome as we put out the word for pictures of student design and sewing projects.
When you have students who aren’t professional models, it can be hard to get them to pose well. You end up with a lot of awkward and stilted shots that aren’t flattering.
You have to loosen folks up a bit.
So after a number of shots that neither of us liked, Tchad hit on an idea.
With a camera in one hand and the nearest piece of yardage in the other, we shouted:
“HEY! LISA! CATCH!” as we lobbed the fabric in the air.
So we suppose the moral of the story is:
If you want people to act naturally and photograph well, throw things at them.
Don’t forget it is about fun, guys. Don’t forget it is about fun.