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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.

Working with Male vs. Female Models

Working with Male vs. Female Models

Nowhere is the gender gap more blatant than in the modeling world. If you want to delve into the portraiture or fashion photography business, knowing the best practices in how to hire and direct these two genders is a must. Here are a few pointers to help you navigate the sexes.

5 Tips for Photographing and Working with Models

This month we asked our Facebook fans for some advice on working with models. How do you get them to warm up to the camera? Do you have any tips for making the shoot run as efficiently as possible? Here are our 5 favorite answers.

How to Make a Portrait Subject Comfortable

How to Make a Portrait Subject Comfortable

How to make your efforts stand the test of time is the real trick when approaching your portrait subjects. The real question is how to consistently get to that high level of achievement: what goes into making the one image your clients will cherish?

Studio Fashion Photography 101

Studio Fashion Photography 101

Fashion photography can be both fun and tricky since there are many factors to consider. Lighting set-ups, angles, propping and model poses are all extremely important aspects that need to be thought out before hand. Having an idea for the shoot is the first step, but being able to execute your idea is everything.