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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Three New Videos

June 12, 2010
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Still Working On Posting VideosI’ve reached my maximum upload on Vimeo so I won’t be downloading any new videos for a couple of days.  I hope you’re all enjoying. using props 2 from mary duprie on Vimeo. Part 2 of 4 in a series teaching photographers and models how to work with props and wardrobe […]

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Gone Fishin

June 6, 2010
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Normally one item will set me off in a direction and this image is no different.  Pete had the white t-shirt and hat, it reminded me of an Italian fisherman, not sure why?  I went around the studio and found the leather fishing net and the pole.  I bought the net at Big Lots (for […]

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My Sweet Little Chair

June 2, 2010
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I love this chair.  I can’t remember where I picked up this little chair, road side pit stop, dumpster dive, loading dock snag, but I know when I spotted it I had sweet love.  The seat has since broken at a workshop a couple of years ago though and is totally missing (not sure what […]

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Look Up

May 31, 2010
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Yesterday I spoke of buying wardrobe at Salvation Army.  Looking through images to write about today I ran into this image.  This image is one of my all time favorites.  It’s  one of my very first outdoor shoots.  I didn’t know anything about lighting outside at all.  I would just show up and have the […]

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May 29, 2010
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I was watching a morning show yesterday and they were going to show the fashions from Sex & The City II.   They were showing images of the  wardrobe and then showing the audience how they could buy clothes to recreate the look on a budget.  A look popped up and I thought, “hey”, that looks […]

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Turning Things Upside Down

May 13, 2010
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As a photographer we sometimes have tunnel vision.   I try and view my props and wardrobe without tunnel vision.   To shoot the same piece of wardrobe in a new and unique way.  To turn things upside down, sideways or inside out, whatever it takes. Because I do a lot of beauty work I only […]

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Red Hot

May 7, 2010
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I love rich red backgrounds.  To get extra saturation of your colors try adding like colors, red on red, blue on blue ect. The background is a 4 ft x 8 ft Styrofoam painted panel.  I laid the panel down and troweled on thickened glossy house paint.  I left the lid off the paint on […]

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