commercial modeling agencies

Slight Breeze

July 22, 2010
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It’s still hot and humid in Michigan and I had a comp card shoot today.  Driving around the studio I knew I had to find shade.  When Sarah showed me this sweet little dress I thought it would be perfect for this location. This shot of Sarah is an important part of a comp card […]

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July 12, 2010
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Sometimes it pays not to get what you ask for.  I was shooting a comp card with a female model in the left image location.  The location is Birmingham which is a big dog walking community, the shops leave  fancy and fun water bowls on the sidewalks for them.  It’s a beautiful boutique style downtown […]

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Headshot First

July 6, 2010
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I always shoot my “headshot” first.  I put that in the can,  covered.  But I’m always thinking headshot even during subsequent looks.  This shot of Anthony was actually the third and last look of the day.  I have to say I prefer this image over my intended headshot. Anthony didn’t need time to warm up […]

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Commercial Model Headshots

July 6, 2010
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The importance of taking a great commercial headshot for agencies is critical.  Understanding what makes a great headshot is part of the equation.  It’s not just a pretty picture.  The image can further a models career, slow it down or stop it completely.  This shoot was Andi’s first to test the waters so to speak.  […]

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They Moved

July 2, 2010
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There is always that one house on the block with a family of gnomes in the yard, geese in seasonal clothes, santa and plastic  poinsettias in the summer, christmas lights all year long, flowers blooming in  winter.  Yard ornaments galore.  It’s really annoying when they move in and a joy when they move out…if you […]

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Stripped Bare

July 1, 2010

You just never know what you’re going to get when a new model walks in the door.   I’ve been fooled many times in the past so when I see a new model I don’t form an opinion, the camera decides. I gained this attitude from shooting twins years ago.   Upon first seeing them I decided […]

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June 28, 2010
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Today was the first day I did a “so called” quickie two look shoot.  I wish I could say it was a quickie but it wasn’t and probably never will be.  I priced it as a quickie but didn’t shoot it as a quickie…I guess I’m just not a quickie kind of girl. I just […]

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Model Testing

June 26, 2010
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Todays post is in response to Aurora V Photography inquiring about how I test with models. She mentioned there is not much online, but I do know it’s a hotly debated topic on Model Mayhem. For anyone who cares; I pick out all the images myself, I don’t offer the models choices.  I fully retouch […]

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