Real people make real good stock photography
PIXiPIC • 11 months ago
Real New Zealanders. That's what there is a shortage of in New Zealand Stock Photography. Enter my mate Dean and his son Josh.
Dean is a climbing instructor. We met many years back through a shared love of Rock Climbing. I wanted to do a New Zealand native bush photoshoot, traversing rivers and climbing boulders. And I knew if anyone could make that shoot work, it was Dean. He is like Mr Adventure, kiwi version.
Sure enough as soon as we parked up in Auckland's beautiful Waitakere Ranges Dean was talking through our route. I spent most of the time clambering to keep up with him and Josh. But that is what made the photo's from this outing so cool.
The photos look real because it was real. And that is what a New Zealand stock photography should be. Kiwi's aren't suckers. So the images were are selling New Zealander's have to be genuine.
My favourite type of photoshoot is one where my models are actually having an adventure...and I'm just like a third wheel with a camera.
I've got alot more New Zealand stock photography photoshoots planned for Dean and Josh. I guess the real question is though, what have they got planned for me?