Yesterday I participated in my first full photoshoot as a game publisher, designer, and published author.
I was recently interviewed by the St. Louis Business Journal about my company and the game publishing industry in St. Louis. Because I work at a home office, it’s not particularly conducive to interviews, so we met at a nearby coffee shop.
But when the photographer for the article contacted me a few days ago, I didn’t have much of a choice: The home office it is! This is where Stonemaier Games happens, so it seemed like the right place for the photoshoot.
I vacuumed and tidied up in advance, and I decided to wear a Stonemaier Games t-shirt instead of my standard work outfit, a full tuxedo. The photographer, a 30-something guy named Dilip, showed up at 3:00, and after he set up his lighting equipment, we got right to work.
I spent the next hour in two poses (standing and sitting, surrounded by games), chatting with Dilip the entire time. He made the process really easy. There’s nothing normal about being photographed, even on your home turf, and Dilip seemed to be aware of this. He kept the conversation flowing the entire time.
Now I have a newfound respect for people who are photographed on a regular basis. It’s not as easy as it looks. You have to do all of the following simultaneously for a solid chunk of time:
That’s a lot of things to do at the same time! I was rather tired after we finished, and I rewarded myself with chocolate. Gotta maintain this robust figure somehow.
Have you ever been photographed in a similar way? How was your experience with it?