Photo Series Shows How Hard It Is For Photographers To Shoot Their Girlfriends

Jan 12, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Photo Series Shows How Hard It Is For Photographers To Shoot Their Girlfriends

Jan 12, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you are a photographer chances are that you like to take photos of your family, friends and significant others. But not everyone likes to have their photos taken. In fact, there are quite a lot of people who specifically don’t like their photo to be taken, and will find creative ways to avoid being photographed. Anyone who has a photo of a hand between the face of the ‘model’ and the camera knows what I am talking about.

Photographer Mikaël Theimer  has a girlfriend who does not enjoy being photographed, and she took the avoidance act to a new heights.

While some will see this as a sign to stop shooting, Mikaël created a series of photos showing how hard it can be to take a photo of those who want to avoid it and are alert enough.

Mikaël shares that:

I love my girlfriend, and I’m a photographer, so I love to take pictures of my girlfriend, right? Problem is, she hates it when I do: whenever I raise my camera and point it to her, she finds a way to hide her face

Do you experience similar issues with your significant other?

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[Mikaël Theimer via boredpanda]

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27 responses to “Photo Series Shows How Hard It Is For Photographers To Shoot Their Girlfriends”

  1. Kevin Luc Avatar
    Kevin Luc

    I definitely don’t have this issue with mine! http://www.kevinluc.com/muse.php

    1. independentmedia Avatar
      independentmedia

      woah i love your photos what are you shooting with and how do you get them soooo clean!

      1. Kevin Luc Avatar
        Kevin Luc

        Thanks! The gallery is in reverse chronological order so everything with purple hair and prior was the Canon 5DMKII but the red hair until now was shot with either a Fuji X-T1 or X-M1

        1. independentmedia Avatar
          independentmedia

          Unreal I really really love your work and the soul you have. I’m just starting and have a 5ds a canon 11-24mm and a canon 70-200mm f4 IS…and I’m just about to buy something that gives me this exact look. Any lens you would recommend? Or tips you could give in terms of lighting ?

          1. Kevin Luc Avatar
            Kevin Luc

            I don’t actually use zooms so all of my lenses are primes which allows me to shoot with larger apertures. I also tend to shoot wider than most favouring something around 20mm or 24mm (My two favourite lenses on my Canon was the Sigma 20mm f/1.8 and the Canon 24mm f/1.4L). Sigma makes a newer 20mm f/1.4 which I’d buy if I had the 5D.

          2. independentmedia Avatar
            independentmedia

            Thank you that’s actually the biggest help ever :)

  2. Brent Busch Avatar
    Brent Busch

    This webpage is not available

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    1. Kevin Luc Avatar
      Kevin Luc

      I googled that error and seems like a possible Chrome issue. Maybe try another browser or mobile? Thanks

      1. Brent Busch Avatar
        Brent Busch

        I tried with FireFox and page wouldn’t load either.

      2. Brent Busch Avatar
        Brent Busch

        Just tried again and it’s working.

        1. Kevin Luc Avatar
          Kevin Luc

          Great!

  • Matija Potočnik Avatar
    Matija Potočnik

    Only if they use a camera.

  • Ed Selby Avatar
    Ed Selby

    My (patient, supportive, long-suffering) wife encouraged me to start shooting models because she was tired to being the subject of my photos.

  • Carsten Schlipf Avatar
    Carsten Schlipf

    Well, that’s my wife.

  • Eva Tov Avatar
    Eva Tov

    ..are boyfriends easier to shoot?

    1. Roelien van Neck Avatar
      Roelien van Neck

      nope my boyfriend hates it if I try to take pictures of him. but during holidays he accepts it a little bit, but only for 2 seconds so I have to be quick :-)

  • Norbert Rodriguez Avatar
    Norbert Rodriguez

    Joanita Sarah lol

  • Fabian Schmiedlechner Avatar
    Fabian Schmiedlechner

    Alina

  • Eric Tom B Burke Avatar
    Eric Tom B Burke

    Amelia Ackerman

    1. Eric Tom B Burke Avatar
      Eric Tom B Burke

      I find the bathroom one hilarious

    2. Amelia Ackerman Avatar
      Amelia Ackerman

      I think it’s cute.

  • Johnny Hubbard Avatar
    Johnny Hubbard

    as a photographer i hate photos of myself

  • Lena Björndahl Avatar
    Lena Björndahl

    Girlfriends??? I thought this site was about photography… and photographer use cameras, not a dick!

  • Mazzi Peled Avatar
    Mazzi Peled

    Erez Peled ?

  • Kay O. Sweaver Avatar
    Kay O. Sweaver

    My wife complains that I don’t take enough pictures of her and our friends. Its true.

  • Dwaine Dibbly Avatar
    Dwaine Dibbly

    I have a sister-in-law like this. When she dies, there won’t be any decent shots for the wake or obituary. Shame.

  • Ash Bowie Avatar
    Ash Bowie

    My wife hates it and can get quite mad when I try. She is sometimes willing, but only after 30 minutes of makeup and hair prep, and then she has to give the same “high school yearbook” pose every time. It’s like pulling teeth to get her to relax and try a pose that is more natural, despite the fact that those are the ones that always turn out the best. However, more often than not, she notices me taking a photo, kneejerks with some horrible expression, and then complains that she takes bad photos. At least the subject in these photos hides herself in adorable ways.