Posts Tagged ‘modeling’
For a lot of people having their photo taken is a painful experience. Hopefully my experience, direction and results put my clients at ease. Last week I ran into an old friend who needed a new head shot. Jenica has been a successful actor for as long as I’ve known her and I was honored that someone who has had numerous photographers shoot her head shots trusted in my ability.
The great thing about working with successful working actors is that they know what they want and they know what works. When I work with new models or actors often they haven’t come to a place of understanding the commerce of the advertising and show business. What photo will help sell “you” and in-turn help a company market their product? Do you make the clothes look good? Will you play the perfect housewife in the new TV drama we are casting for?
Jenica is funny. She plays the funny part. When I asked her to be sultry she was taken back. My goal is not only be able to provide what you are asking for but also to provide you with options you weren’t thinking of. The results turned out great. I hope that as a result of our work together she’ll book a ton of new jobs and cut me in on her residuals.
A few weeks ago I bid on a job to help a model do a little re-branding. As a former Maxim Magazine cover model, Katy was tired of being booked only as the glamour and swimsuit model. After looking at my work she asked me to help add some lifestyle images to her portfolio.
Lifestyle photography is challenging. My goal is to capture happiness and energy without the images looking staged or campy. After a little pre-production meeting we decided to make a morning of it at the Santa Monica Pier. Of course our shoot started with a run-in and discussion with a security guard but after a few minutes we were sent on to shoot with his blessings.
Katy was great. She was able to bring the level of enthusiasm and fun that we needed for a successful shoot.