Here’s what happens when photographer and model switch roles

Jul 26, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Here’s what happens when photographer and model switch roles

Jul 26, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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As a portrait photographer, have you ever wondered what it’s like for your models to be in front of the camera? In this super-amusing video, Manny Ortiz and his most photographed model – his wife – walked in each other’s shoes. Manny became Diana’s model for a day, and she was the photographer, and they show us what it looks like when a photographer and a model switch roles.

For me, this video was really fun to watch. I must admit that I especially like how Diana sometimes trolls Manny, it made me laugh out loud. They both shared their impressions at the end, talking about how they felt in each other’s role. Diana says that she felt less under pressure as a photographer because no one was looking at her. However, she admits that it’s not that easy to take good photos. Manny makes it look simple when he shoots, but in reality, it’s not easy at all.

On the other hand, for Manny, it was pretty stressful to be a model. Since he’s an introvert, he says that it’s much easier for him to be behind the camera, it’s like “a safety blanket.” When he became the one everyone was looking at, he found it intimidating and it gave him anxiety.

While this video is really fun, it can also help us see things from a different perspective. It can show models that taking good photos isn’t just “pressing the shutter.” At the same time, photographers can feel what it’s like to be in the spotlight and realize that modeling isn’t a piece of cake either. So, perhaps this could be a good exercise to do every once in a while.

Have you ever tried switching roles with your models?

[Photographer & Model SWITCH ROLES!! (This was embarrassing) | Manny Ortiz]

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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4 responses to “Here’s what happens when photographer and model switch roles”

  1. Lorenzo Morgoni Avatar
    Lorenzo Morgoni

    Plot twist!

  2. Soul Capture By Chávez Avatar
    Soul Capture By Chávez

    My all time favorite Manny video, ha ha!

    1. Dunja Djudjic Avatar
      Dunja Djudjic

      Same, one of my favorites :)

  3. andrei ioan Avatar
    andrei ioan

    2:03 what’s with that weird edit on the arms?