Need a little boost for your next photo shoot? In this video, Rachel and Daniel of Mango Street and their model Nakeela bring you nine unique posing ideas. The video lasts only 90 seconds, so it’s perfect if you need a quick boost of ideas for shooting some interesting portraits.
James calls himself a “hobbyist photographer”, but his work has a clean, sexy simplicity that would fit perfectly with many high-end commercial publications. James loves the contrast and texture of working in black and white and his photography shows an obvious attention to detail and connection with his models.
James pays the bills working as an engineer for an international firm – until recently, he was based out of Fort Worth, Texas but is now living in the middle east.
Shark Week is just around the corner, but it seems one lady decided to get into the spirit of things a little early. The BBC reports that “Instagram model” Katarina Zarutskie was on vacation in the Bahamas with her boyfriend and his family. Naturally, she wanted to make the most of the beautiful environment for her feed, so photos were taken.
After spotting people snorkelling and interacting with a pack of nearby nurse sharks, she decided that this would be a great opportunity for photographs. She says she saw it as an opportunity to “connect with nature”. Well, one opportunistic shark decided to connect with Katarina and then proceeded to drag her under the water.
No matter if you want to photograph your non-modeling friend or a stranger who just got into modeling, you need some skills to break the ice, help them feel comfortable and get some great shots. Walid Azami photographed a newbie model James, and from this collaboration, he came up with a set of 11 tips for making such photo shoots successful.
Vogue Italia has recently published a cover featuring Gigi Hadid that caused quite a stir. The model appeared with overly-darkened skin, causing the public to accuse Vogue Italia and photographer Steven Klein of racism. It has gone so far, that even Hadid herself has apologized for the controversial cover, explaining that she had no control over the final result.
If you photograph professional models, they know their tricks. But photographing yourself or non-model friends can be quite a challenge because not all of us know how to pose. Sorelle Amore has created a fantastic video to help you get through this. She shares a bunch of useful posing tips and tricks to help you take awesome portraits of others or of yourself.
There are several ways to find models for your shoots. Nowadays, there are even Uber or Tinder-like apps that let you do it. However, these aren’t the only ways, and they probably don’t work for some photographers.
Mathieu Stern shares ten tips that will help you find an ideal model for your portrait shoot. It’s not just about finding a pretty girl or a handsome guy, but they need to be cool with your style and requirements, and you need to build trust. Mathieu shares tips on where to look, but also how to do it, how to present yourself and how to make the cooperation successful for both yourself and the model.
No matter if you are new to photographing males, or you want to take some shots of your non-modeling friends, this short but informative video will give you some useful guidance.
Whether you’ve been shooting for five minutes or five years, there will come a time when you’ll have to book a shoot with another person. Maybe it will be a friend or coworker and maybe it will be a full-time professional model. Whoever you’re contacting though, they’ll need to know some fundamental facts about what’s involved in your shoot before they agree to be involved. In this article I discuss some of the key things you should include when contacting and booking a model.