Articles by Paul Hakimata

New Model - Healthy Beauty & Business

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to work yet another great model. Great smile, beautiful skin, and a wonderful personality - Great to have worked with her!!! continue reading

Zoe, my recent model.

It was a pleasure to do a shoot with Zoe. Signed with Generation Model Management and starred in a few movies (see her IMDb profile), she was looking to get new headshots done and as an exchange we did a stock photo shoot.Zoe is a real pro and fun and easy to work with. I showed her a few poses and asked if she could do them, and without hesitation she nailed the looks I wanted.I hope you like this series:Her headshots:Stock Shots: continue reading

New Model - A child with attitude

Our recent shoot was with a 3.5 year old girl, signed with Generation Model Management in New York.Photographing kids is always fun as they have real genuine expressions. I hope you enjoy this series: continue reading

New Model - Beautiful pregnancy

I had the pleasure to photograph this beautiful pregnant model.Cheers, and enjoy! continue reading

New model - Spa & Health

Last week I did a shoot with Terri, my latest new model whom you might have seen from commercials on TV or even as supporting character in movies.We decided to do a health-spa photoshoot. Key was to keep it simple and clean. As you can see in the photos Terri has amazing hair and a great complexion that should market well in the Brazilian community. continue reading

Fun with food.....

.......I just couldn't resist - my daughter is 16 months old and is learning to eat by herself. Let me tell you, she's a bundle of joy and really loves life and is always in a good mood. As a result, when letting her eat by herself, it has consequences that are just to much fun.While eating I just decided to move her in front of a white wall, and with a less then 5 minute photoshoot (flash mounted on camera, bounced from ceiling with white card to create fill light, and no post processing) these... continue reading

New model added - Beauty face with scarf

Please allow me to introduce this beautiful model. Her name is Farida. She's a survivor of the Haitian earthquake. continue reading

New model added - African Tribal Beauty

I recently had the pleasure to work with a new model, a former contestant of America's next top model.We decided to do an African Tribal themed shoot, and this is the result: continue reading

Ever deleted your photos by mistake?

Did you ever deleted your images from your memory-card before uploading them to your computer?I made this huge mistake last weekend as my mind was all over the place.The images lost were from a shoot done that afternoon. I was extremely frustrated when I came to realize that this happened to me. I was already thinking about a re-shoot and how to confront my model with the bad news.After cooling down from my stress, I came to realize that there might be hope......I remembered that in the... continue reading

Stock Images needed vs. Selling the Rights

I was happy to see that today I made my first SR-EL sale. I was curious to see what image it actually was. To my surprise it was a photo of one of our cats (similar to the one shown here) that sold 8 times over the course of 2 years prior to selling the rights.The photo in question had been rejected in many agencies with the reason that the image was not "sharp" enough.I hope this shows that for those choosing to sell images through multiple agencies that each agency has different requirements... continue reading

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