There are essentially two kinds of models: Those who do it professionally and everyone else. As most pro models are usually on their game, this blog (my first) is about working with "everyone else". You can of course apply all of these tips to pros as well.First a bit about my experience. My portraiture background is mostly in magazine editorial and also the corporate space. I've shot more than 500 editorials for Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa in the past ten years and... continue reading
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When I work with models for stock photography, it always feels the most successful when the model gives a genuine expression. I like to try to make my models laugh if I want them to smile.With kids you have to be really quick if you want a real smile because they usually have a fake smile or get out of control laughing.But that is the part of my job that I love the most, having fun and playing around and still making an honest days work. continue reading
If anyone goes through my portfolio, the most important thing you will notice is the poor side of India. My portfolio has less people who are of the higher class and more about people who are less civilized and simpler in their lifestyle. You will see beggars, monks, saints and many children who live a life below the poverty line. They have no makeup on them, they are untidy & maybe without a bath for days. All these factors seem negligible when you look into the pictures more deeply and carefully.... continue reading
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