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Information Packet for New Models

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Most new models trying their hand in the modeling scene, often don't know what to expect or how to prepare for a modeling session. I usually then fumble around looking up various information on the internet for them to read up on, to help clarify things. But it always feels a bit cumbersome at first, so I decided to put together my own info packet right here - sort of a one stop shop for how I, as a professional photographer, work with models when helping them build their portfolios.



Terminology UsedJust like any other industry, there is special lingo used that can be confusing to someone not versed in the meaning. Below is a list of a few items you'll see the most, and their meanings TFP - Time For Print, Trade For Print: Is a term used to describe an arrangement between a photographer and model, where the photographer agrees to donate his time to provide the model with photos and a limited license to use those photos in return for the models time.TFCD - Time For CD, Trade For…

A WWII Soldier's View of the India-Burma-China Theatre

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Yesterday being the anniversary of D-Day, the day when the allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy during WWII, it prompted me to dig out some old photos that my Mother had from when her Brother, my Uncle, was in the war. He was stationed in the Burma-India-China theatre.  He drove supply trucks on the "Burma Road" and the "Stilwell Road (Ledo Road)" up into China, and apparently, he also took a lot of photos.  Perhaps this is where I inherited my love of photography from?!?

My Addiction...

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An idea, a spark... Something that will make people really look...
My mind visualizes the outcome, long before we begin... The planning, the searching, then the right person walks in... Talking to them, presenting my ideas... Hoping that my words can paint the same picture inside their mind...

I Really Love My Job!

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You know... The thought crossed my mind today, that I really do love my "job!"  I placed the word job in quotes, because unlike any other job I've ever had, this one doesn't feel like a job at all!

My Interview with Art Model, Dekilah

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A few days ago, a "ModelMayhem Edu" post came across my Facebook news feed that I read and found to be very interesting! The article was titled "8 Considerations for Potential Nude Models" and it was written by Art Model, Dekilah.  As the title suggests, it listed 8 important things that models should think about or consider before deciding to become a nude model.

What is a "Real Model"?

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As some of you already know, or have deduced, model photography is my "passion" (I kind of hate that word, photographers use it way too often in my opinion...)   I get excited about shooting all forms of model photography, but my favorites are pinup, glamour, lingerie, and themed projects that I dream up, or some hybrid combinations.  Recently I even had the opportunity to shoot a couple of nude sessions.  One, a project that I dreamed up of a darkly illuminated, wispy smoke filled room, with a pedestal and a basket of apples, and a nude model with nothing on but a sheer white cloth loosely worn or held at the waist - sort of a live version of a Greek or Roman statue...   It turned out really well and it was a lot of fun to shoot!

Model Preparation Before the Session

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Model Preparation Before the Session
The information below is an excerpt from my more detailed post: "Information Packet for New Models"
Something that most new models don't realize is that the camera will pick up every little detail - the good as well as the bad - especially on close up portraits, so it's very helpful and appreciated if a model will do what she can to maximize the good, and lessen the not so good. 

A Look Back In Time (Part Two)

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Continuing along with my last post "A Look Back In Time" (Click here to read it) - I've been going through old negatives that belonged to my Great Aunt.  I'm not sure when these photos were taken, I would purely guess that it's sometime around the mid 20's judging from the autos, motorcycle, and farm machinery, but who knows. The people are long gone, so there's no one to ask....   Anyway, below are a few more negatives that I have scanned in...