Blog For Aspiring Models and Photographers
When we look at photographs or images, we're usually drawn to a particular look. A lot of this can be attributed to color toning and the way photographers, artists, and filmmakers blend and adjust certain settings to culminate in a finished effect.
When we use post processing tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom, we're taking the raw digital image from the camera and we'll usually adjust it so that it fits a particular style.
Shooting photos as a professional model may feel like a breeze. Models know how to move their bodies and change their facial expressions in the right way, at the right time. However, not every photographer works with professional models and not every person in front of the camera is a professional model. Many times, day-to-day photoshoots include people who are not trained as models. They rely on photographers (and blogs like this!) to guide them and create photos they will cherish forever.
We're back with more tips for shooting models outdoors. Being on location provides a certain freedom for photographers and models to work with different environments, elements, and circumstances that they might not normally find in the studio. Having a successful shoot can come down to a number of factors and knowing what (or what not to do) is important. Without further ado here are 9 more tips for shooting models (or really just anyone) outdoors.
When you think of Los Angeles, surfing and celebrities may be the first two things that come to mind. Although you’re not wrong, Los Angeles is truly a melting pot of unique food, culture, activities, and spots to explore. L.A. provides the rare opportunity to have just about everything at your fingertips – from beaches to mountains, music festivals to chic hangout spots.
Wondering where to get started? We have you covered! Our L.A. Model’s Guide to Los Angeles is the perfect beginning to dip your toes into the best Los Angeles has to offer.
The fashion industry is face-paced and always changing. In an industry that is continuously evolving, fashion photographers are essential in bringing the latest styles and trends to consumers around the world. Behind every fashion magazine spread and style campaign is a brilliant fashion photographer who brought together the right fashion, the right models, and the right locations.
In today's blog we'll be going over how to start working with modeling agencies in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago or any other major fashion capital. Working with model agencies is a bit of chicken and egg scenario. If you don't have a portfolio a lot of agencies won't send you models. If you don't have models how can you build a portfolio? Hopefully this blog will help clear up some of that explanation.
We're back with another blog post! This time geared toward creative photography ideas that might help to make your work more interesting without, the need for additional gear or studio time, or a location change. I've been implementing a few of these creative ideas into my work lately as I've found myself hitting a bit of a rut when it comes to all of my photographs looking the same. What can you do?
So, the time is finally here. You gathered up the courage to attend your first model casting call. Outward beauty and modeling may always come easily to you, but it’s entirely different to have someone judge you for your looks. Model casting calls are similar to white collar job interviews – it is your chance to show Casting Directors a preview of what looks and skills they can expect for the real photoshoot or runway walk. Whether you get the job or not, casting calls are the #1 way to prove to the modeling world that you are prepared, professional, and a pleasure to work with.
This free guide includes twenty three interviews with photographers (near you!) of various ages and nationalities around the world. This marks the first time that the work of contemporary photographers will be presented collectively. The book illustrates differing approaches to photography as a medium and, I hope, will help inspire the creation of new art and ideas.
Instagram has changed a lot in the past year with new algorithms, new content opportunities, stories, and live videos, just to name a few features. Although Instagram’s organic reach isn’t as great as it once was a few years ago, the platform can still be a key component of any photographer’s business. Here are seven tips to help photographers get more exposure on Instagram.
Los Angeles. It has beaches. It has beautiful locations. If you're a photographer though, where should you shoot? This is probably the most common question that I ask myself before each and every shoot and thought it would make a great topic for a blog post. Shooting swimwear at the beach in LA requires a combination of planning, production, knowledge, and luck.
I’m back with another blog post! This time on a few points of what not to do when posing models. As the title suggests, unlike my other blog posts, these are a few tips to avoid when you're taking photographs of models or any type of person really.
Welcome back to the photography blog! Light is a complicated subject BUT, it's the key to understanding great photography from good photography. When dealing with fashion photography and lighting in general there are some terms that you should know when you start out.
I was recently asked by an aspiring fashion photographer if I had any tips for how to work with agency models. When you’re building your book as a photographer, it’s important to know a few key points that will save you time and aggravation. These can help make your shoots more successful, allow you to continue to work with agencies, and shoot better and better models.
There are a ton of model agencies in Los Angeles, and if you’re an aspiring model or photographer looking to choose which agency you want to work with, you might be overwhelmed by all of the different options. Because of this, I’ve compiled many of the top agencies in this list, where they are, and how they got started, as well as links to their website and instagram.
You’re a model or photographer, you're in the middle of the shoot, and you're stuck. You’re thinking: How can I get a better pose? How can I make this picture shine?
This is something I've struggled with in my own work, having repetitive or simple posing, so I thought I'd write a blog post to help out new photographers and models that are in a similar spot. Here’s my tips for more natural poses that can help you get “unstuck”.
So you want to become a model? Well, you're in the right place. In this step-by-step guide, I'll show you how to start your modeling career, things you might want to consider, different types of modeling, the best cities, agencies, and how to find work etc.
For the sake of you (and me) I'll break up this blog into a number of different posts sections and also update it now and then. Continue to check back for industry tips and tricks. This post describes the different types of models. I'll add more resources and insight for each section with each post.
In this blog I provide 7 photography shoot tips that apply to both aspiring fashion models and photographers. These are meant to be both informative and fun to benefit you in the world of photography, regardless of whether you're in front of or behind the lens. If you're an experienced agency model or established photographer, these tips also work as a great reminder of the fundamentals of the business.
The great outdoors. There’s something special about shooting photographs outside. Mini adventures with great friends are always a good time, add photos into the mix and I’m sold.
If you’re like me, you enjoy the occasional studio shoot, but spend enough time inside. When it’s time to hit the beach, forest, desert, or snow, you’re excited to get out and shoot. A good location can add magic to an image, especially when combined with the right time of day or the right talent.
How do you know which is the right lens for your photography? In this blog I’ll help you answer that question by reviewing different lenses for DSLR cameras and their typical uses. After that, I’ll take a more in-depth approach to lens choices when shooting specifically fashion photography and fashion or swimwear models.