What I learned from “America's Next Top Model”
Megin suggested that we watch America’s Next Top Model and I was like what I heck why? Then something happened. You see there is more to this TV Show then seeking the Next Top Model. We started watching and all I saw was PR campaign and photography. I studied Communications in College and Megin is studying the same in Video production. I started taking apart the whole marketing campaign and theme of each seasons. Yeah that’s right seasons. Watched three seasons over the Thanksgiving break.
You see here is this successful model Trya Banks who straight up crushed it as a model, and now is giving back. She is running a damn good brand too. Trya started a talk show, makeup line, and photography business. Now wait I thought she is just a model. You see, the more and more I watched Next Top Model, saw that Trya was a teacher and educator and wanted to help others reach their full potential.
That’s not what got me hooked on the tv show. What got me hooked was the photography. Every photoshoot was like candy for photographer. You see them using the same lighting setup you have, and you them using your camera body and lens, and you start to wonder what I heck I can do this right? I have always been in love with fashion photography, because it selling three things in each image: product, emotion, and the photographer. I love how they push the limits of light in every way possible. These photographers are taking some of the best lighting equipment and pushing the limits of light but it still came down to the model doing their job.
Megin would constantly say dang these photographers are legit. Then while all the drama was happening on the show with silly people, I was researching all of the photographers that were on the show. These photographers are crazy awesome with years of experience and a lot of them had background in being models before. You want to know why? Its because they know how to pose people.
The main reason why Megin and I loved watching Next Top Model in silly little town of Rexburg Idaho is because we were learning posing tricks. I am telling you that every TV show or Movie you should be able to pull lesson away from it. Next Top Model I am pulling about all kinds of tricks that I use and look forward to using because it turning does make a difference. I know I can make photo look legit with lighting and equipment but its being to teach the model or subject in the lens to pose right to make best image possible.