As a photographer, I not only want my photos to be loved, admired and enjoyed, (and sold!) but more important—also appreciated, understood and remembered. I want those things for my models too! While these are not always easy ideals to achieve, they are worthy of our pursuit and will “pay off” in ways we never dreamed possible. We live in an age of photographic consumption, where billions of photographs come and go, the “now” seemingly more important than the “hereafter.” Flat,... continue reading
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Whether you are still thinking of pursuing a career in art or are already immersed in its different sub-fields in one way or another, you may have heard of this catchphrase (or a variation thereof)Yes, there is truth to this sentence. But, as an aspiring designer, you should not limit yourself to this trait only. You should allow yourself to grow and be flexible enough to adapt to the ever-changing design world.In the next few paragraphs, we provide different tips on how you can become a... continue reading
First of all Happy new year everybody! Our team hopes that you all had a great time with your families and friends and let this year be more productive, profitable and happier than the year before.Now let's talk about Fashion - one of the most influential businesses in the world. It changes attitudes, lifestyles, bumps up confidence levels, defines personalities and beautifies the world. Fashion photographers definitely are a very important element that contributes into the visual image... continue reading
Fashion photography is not for the faint of heart. It requires vision, style and hard work. Whether you are just beginning your fashion photography career or right in the middle of it, these tips will work for you!Be ConfidentDon’t be afraid to tell your models exactly what you want. Fashion photography is creative and only you can convey your artistic ideas to your models. Let them and your assistants or co-workers know what the result should look like. Consequently, they will know just... continue reading
Fashion is changing every two weeks? Let's stay in trend especially for the last day of October.And we're starting with:HatsForget about those fancy wide brimmed hats. Forget about fur caps. So overrated. Urban style requires witch hats, accessorized with spiders and all things horror.Mix and match them with your black cat or with that cutie mouse picked from the gutter, put them on your shoulder and snap a picture. The more horrifying, the more sales.And if you think... continue reading
Spotting antiques from a junk shop is one way to make a mint and I continue to sharpen skills watching the Antiques Roadshow.I feel a long way from putting my money where my mouth is and investing in some bonafide silverwear, but tonights show made me think how we age photographs.I know a friend who recruits visual artists on the basis of how well they can age a photograph or sketch.Whilst Hogarth's etchings may be a give away, there is a blurred line within centuries that are identified with... continue reading
Sometimes traveling with heavy photographicgear could be an issue, especially by plain these days with all the luggage restrictions.For me the answer is the marvelous world of Strobist photography with wireless triggers,portable light boxes, speedlights ect.This particular beauty make up shoot was done in South Africa. No big studio equipment was hired.Instead I used a single off camera speedlight 580EXII triggered with Pocketwizards ( TT1 and TT5) and a 40x40cm light box mounted.... continue reading
Hello!My last vacations were really enjoyable, specially in terms of having a new experience in a studio with models after long years of being an illustrator!With my head rushing so many ideas that I wanted to shoot, I can say I managed to get really good shots covering many subjects! At least for the first experience!Of course number one idea was related to Business People...Fashion & Beauty is a must of course...... continue reading
Figure stamped in the collective imagination, the skull loses some of its side "dark" and gains in sympathy as a symbol of what is modern (though debatable).Since the designers Alexander McQueen and Alexander Herchcovitch adopted in the fashion world - and it makes a good time - the icon has been recurring as aesthetic element - to shock, amuse, almost never to scare.In decorating shows, in an environment or another, the skulls also give the guys in general discrete, sometimes more overt,... continue reading
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