Articles by Nancy Catherine Walker

Where to find models

This is a common question amoung stock photographers. We are all told that images with models are better than images without. Being relatively shy about asking people to pose for us we often start with family and friends.Eventually they get tired of our ever present camera and it forces us to re-examine the effort. We then ask friends to find us more friends. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't we feel stuck.So now what do we do? There are few options available.... continue reading

Working with Children

A strange mix of adult human and small pet. They can be cute, charming sweet and adorable. Or they can howl and bite you every time you get within reach. Children are one of the most sellable subjects to photograph while simultaneously being one of the most frustrating subjects to work with. So how do you get a good portrait of a child? Here's how I do it.First determine the approximate age of the child. The abilities and attention span of a child can vary greatly from one age to another. Once... continue reading

Sometimes you have to go were it takes you.

I love to play with the images. For example I shot a fun girl last week. The theme was Pin up. We had a lot of fun and there were several really good images. I processed them one by one and things were going smoothly.Then one image became an issue. It had a red cast that just wouldn't respond to editing. It didn't want to be like the other images. Rather than fight with the image I decided to work with it.With all that red a black and white conversion with red filter was the way to go. Sort... continue reading

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