Some of most successful stock photographers shoot exclusively with models. Photos with people tend to sell well, so if you haven't ventured into portraiture yet, maybe it's time you give it a try. But how and where can you find the models? Here's a few tips you can try. 1. Do it yourselfA lot of photographers found their first model from the bathroom mirror. While posing for yourself can be a little tricky and requires usually some trial-and-error, it can be made easier with some accessories... continue reading
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My tale as a photographer who now gets bookings as a model. Like many photographers there is always a quest looking for people to model and pose for you, I started with family but as they grew older the less they wanted to do it, now it's impossible. I still needed models so I joined internet model site as a photographer. Yay at last an endless source of young pretty models, or so I thought. It was not so easy, they wanted paying which was OK for producing stock work. I managed... continue reading
Spanning over few years working with models of all ages, genders and social status it has come to one simple conclusion - people like to obey. Although harshly said, this punchline demonstrates the main principle, which comes with a specter of "if's" and "when's". Really not to sound like a dictator, we are talking about a worthy leader and not a self-conscious easily hurt egomaniac baby boss. Once the model sees in you the professional*... continue reading
Hello, everybody! The majority of my editorial stock photos are about the people that I have found interesting for some reason. I'm specialised in candid photography, which means that I photograph people when they don't know that I'm doing it. I always portray them in public places where photography is allowed. However, sometimes I think that I would portray somebody at his/her best only if he/she knows that I'm photographing him/her.In this case, my main rules are three:1)... continue reading
Let's see what techniques we use.1. The photographer must plan or conceptualize what the image do you want? It may be that the study of market demand, such as the most downloadable to use as a rough guide to photography when we have a way to take photos.2. Must find the model to suit the image that we want to photograph by the principle of selecting the model, then it must be clearly agreed that our model to be honest. Throughout the face and eyes to fit the image you need. No matter how... continue reading
The Internet changes everything. Just as there was explosion in the demand for high quality Stock Photography when more and more content was distributed online, today’s consumer is looking more and more towards video content. This is evident no matter where you look; corporate websites, media outlets, even social media feeds are filled with video.Which means there is a growing demand for high quality Stock Footage. Which naturally means more of us are looking to translate our still image skills... continue reading
I’m usually a nature photographer, for me, the best pic you can take is already there, you just have to go for it.But today, I’m not writing just like a photographer. Instead, I want to tell you how I see the amazing art of modeling. Now days we live in a world bombed with information and, of course, images. We are so used to see people we don’t even know, trying to sell us products that, apparently, will change our lives. Advertisements on TV, on magazines, and now more than ever on the internet,... continue reading
Plan a photosession in advance.Note several locations beforehand in case some of them are unavailable or not suitable.Choose the best time that suits you if it is outside.Maybe it's a sunny day, maybe an golden hour or a full moon at night. You can try any useful program, for example Exsate Golgen Hour orTHE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EPHEMERIS orSun surveyor. Dark Sky Finder is to find the darkest places on the sky.Ask the model or parents of the model if it's a child,... continue reading
Of course, as soon as you want to do stock photos with people, you also need suitable people or photo models for it. They need to be able to bring their desired role as authentically and naturally as possible. For an inexperienced stock photo or photo producer, this can be a real challenge. Therefore, I would like to show here today the possibilities, where and how to find suitable models for stock photography. 1. Private environmentIf you have suitable people in the private sphere that could be considered... continue reading
If you are new to stock photography, you may already have realized that images with people tend to be more in demand than those without. But as someone who is just starting out, it may be uncomfortable – if not economically unfeasible – to hire and work with professional models. So when you are looking for your next great model, try looking in the mirror. Using a self-image is a tried and true tradition in the art world. Who can forget Vincent Van Gough’s startling insight into his troubled... continue reading
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