Reality TV for Photographers

Ok, I’ll admit it: I’ve watched a few episodes for America’s Next Top Model. But it’s always because I’m interested in seeing the photos and the techniques used to get them! It’s true!

But soon, I won’t have to go slumming (as much) for some photography on TV. Instead of watching models get catty with each other, maybe now I’ll be able to watch aspiring pro photographers pummel each other with 500mm lenses:

From the producer of “America’s Next Top Model” and “Pussycat Dolls Presents: The Search for the Next Doll,” “Click!” will give 10 amateur photographers the chance to live out their wildest fantasies in pursuit of their ultimate dream: to become the next great fashion photographer. Our cast will live and work together in a downtown L.A. loft while being guided by world-renowned fashion photographer Russell James. These aspiring photographers will embark on a series of photo shoots meant to challenge their creativity and expose their individual weaknesses. For the first time in their lives, the cast will work with supermodels and high-end professionals, while traveling to exotic locations – all to capture that one perfect shot. Whether it’s shooting on the deck of a schooner in the midst of a storm, or trying to get a supermodel to cuddle up to a Siberian tiger, our cast will face daunting tasks and obstacles that will test their talent, desire and drive to be the next great fashion photographer.

If I were eligible, I would give it a go. I can’t say fashion photography is my passion, but exotic locations? Count me in. Surely, once the fashion shoots are completed, there would be some extra time to wander these foreign lands for some travel photography, right?

2 Responses to “Reality TV for Photographers”

  1. Kaye Davis says:

    As a lecturer in photography at a New Zealand Institute, I would be very interested in obtaining a copy of this series for teaching purposes. I am not sure yet if this is likely to screen in our country, though hope it does – could do wonders for the professional photographic industry

  2. dsawchuk says:

    I wish I had more information on this other than the original press release. I first saw the information here:

    http://flash.popphoto.com/blog/2007/06/finally_a_reali.html

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