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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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
Here are my Top 5 Elements of a Successful Shoot:1. A late call time2. Food (a filling breakfast)3. Food (a tasty lunch)4. Food (quality snacks)5. An early wrapOK, OK. Yes, that’s just the unicorn list, for laughs. Of course I know that not all shoot days will be quick and easy. And I know, I know, that there isn’t always the budget for full catering. However, this article is my opinion on what goes into a successful shoot. As a professional actor and model, I’ve... 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
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
Iran is a great country with several different cultures and house to numerous historical monuments and architectural masterpieces that can attract far more tourists each year.Regarding Iran potential for tourism and recent Nuclear Deal that has put an end to Iran banking and economy sanctions which can increase tourist numbers, I decided to shoot a project about Iran tour and tourism. I choose Isfahan as the location and found a local amateur model to play the tourist role in my photos.I choose... continue reading
I find that a big part of photography and microstock as a sideline, second job or hobby is having family support.Your family often has to put up with your desires to purchase more equipment, pose as a model in various situations, agree to be a model in the first place and deal with you wandering off on trips to take pictures of weathered wood siding.Its extra challenging when you kids are at age where they start becoming embarrassed of their parents!Unfortunately there isn't a big market for... continue reading
3d modeling and rendering of beautiful Ferrari 458 Italia.I'v found a lot's of reference images,but still couldn't catch every detail.Also my creative side is always stronger then need for accuracy.When I'v got modeling as I want it,then I'v focused on renderings.Almost 2 days I'v been trying to get beautiful renderings like photographs do with real cars.I'v been searching a lot on the internet,about lighting cars studio setup.I tried to simulate it in my 3d software blender3d 2.49b and realistic... continue reading
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