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Working with Models

While working with new people in a professional environment can be tricky sometimes, it can also bring new ideas, develop networking connections and create synergy within your shoot. If you have yet to work with professional models, what's holding you back?

Capturing an Actor’s Personality with a Headshot Portfolio

Capturing an Actor’s Personality with a Headshot Portfolio

Working with Actors and Entertainers is a really fun job and what I do as a headshot photographer is so important to the success of my client’s career. A headshot is a valuable marketing tool for people in the entertainment industry. You need to understand how to capture someone’s personality in order to create a strong headshot portfolio for your clients.

Building Your Portfolio with Test Shoots

Building Your Portfolio with Test Shoots

Building up your Fashion & Beauty Portfolio takes a lot of time, patience and serious commitment. Having a strong Fashion & Beauty Portfolio will help you gain clients within your industry and doing test shoots are a great way that you can build your portfolio.

Getting Started with Beauty Photography

Getting Started with Beauty Photography

Beauty Photography is used to sell things like makeup, skincare, hair products and jewelry. For inspiration, look in magazines and in cosmetics aisles, observe advertising with beauty shots. Notice how the makeup is applied, and look to see how the photos were edited and retouched. Look for the beauty trends that are on the runway.

Working with HMUAs

Working with HMUAs

As a Portrait & Fashion Photographer, having a solid roster of professional hair & makeup artists (HMUA) should be at the top of your priority list for your business. I’ve been taking clients since 2009 but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to really understand the value that hair, makeup and styling bring to each shoot. 

Tips and Tricks for Posing Models

Tips and Tricks for Posing Models

Whether you’re creating a professional fashion shoot or capturing a family portrait, learning how to pose your subjects for the camera is one of the most important photographic tools you can have in your kit of photography knowledge. Before you begin, you’ll want to have some key equipment on hand to make posing your model effortless.