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  • 20 Sep 2015
    International Beauty Movement Magazine Model Casting Calls 2016       International Magazine Modeling Auditions and Nationwide Model Casting Calls 2016 for the 2016 Female Model and Fashion Industry Talent Calendar Issues of Project Couture Magazine, Ripping Runways Magazine, Girl 9 Magazine, and Salon Savvy Magazine.   Wouldn’t you like to be a calendar model featured in highly popular international fashion industry magazines that’s read by thousands of people each day?   This is not just another fashion industry magazine model casting call, this is the top model magazine worldwide casting call of the year and the chance for all aspiring female models, female fashion models, female runway models, female swimsuit and lingerie models, makeup artists, hair stylists, and clothing designers to be featured in a special 2016 calendar issue of one of our Calendar Model magazines coming out for the 2015 Christmas holidays, that will help you to gain international exposure in an international magazine and build a reputable portfolio and bio that could lead to many fashion and entertainment industry job opportunities that could take your career to the next level.   Are you a female aspiring model ages 18-35, a creative makeup artist, a talented hair stylist, or an upcoming clothing designer, that would like to have your photo portfolio featured in a popular internationally known magazine that is published by the International Beauty Movement?   We encourage Asian models, Indonesian models, Ethnic models, African models, European models, Latina models, Indian models, Polynesian models, Russian models, African American models, White models, Italian models, and Mixed Race models to apply for this worldwide print modeling opportunity of the year.   Are you a ready to take your career to the next level by becoming a top female magazine print model calendar model, makeup artist, hair stylist, or clothing designer that deserves to have your photo portfolio featured in our popular internationally known fashion industry 2016 special calendar issue of each magazine?   Do you have the creative talent, the persistence, the beauty, the body, the style, and a hot recent professional photo portfolio of at least 12 photos that are no older than 12 months, that are worthy of being featured and published in one of the International Beauty Movement’s popular internationally known online magazine that’s read by thousands of people each day including fashion industry insiders, entertainment insiders, entertainment and fashion casting directors, and top modeling agency representatives that are often looking for new faces in the fashion and entertainment industry to represent their company.   Clothing Designers may submit their photo portfolios to Project Couture Magazine or Ripping Runways Magazine to be considered for a possible magazine feature.   We will be selecting 12 beautiful fashion savvy aspiring models and professional models with the hottest photo portfolios to feature in the 2016 Calendar Issue of Project Couture Magazine as Calendar Models, which will be featured online and sent to fashion and entertainment industry insiders and casting directors that are searching for new talent and new faces.     Female Models submitting themselves to this magazine casting call:must be ages 18-35, height must be 5’7 or taller, female models must be in great physical shape and have a lean curvy body that looks great in lingerie, swim wear, fashionable casual clothing, and high fashion dress clothing, must have very few if any tattoos, clear skin no pimples or bumps, no body scars or stretch marks.   To Qualify for this amazing magazine print opportunity of the year for Project Couture Magazine, you must be a beautiful female model ages 18-35, weight must be proportionate to height, you must submit 12-20 recent professional high resolution full body photos that are no older than 12 months in upscale fashion savvy clothing with heels, or fashion savvy casual clothing with heels, and lingerie or swimsuit, all photos must not have any writing on them, no logos, or no watermarks.     Submit 12-20 recent professional photos, let us know what magazine casting call you are responding to in your cover letter or bio with your phone number to: [email protected]   All photos submitted by models will be judged on their hair and makeup, creative posing quality, and photo shoot location. ________________________________________________________________   We will be selecting 12 beautiful aspiring models and professional models with the hottest photo portfolios to feature in the 2016 Calendar Issue of Ripping Runways Magazine.   The International Beauty Movement has created a strong presence in both the entertainment and fashion industry with its internationally known Ripping Runways Magazine publication, and as a result, Ripping Runways Magazine is responsible for featuring some of the hottest and most beautiful female models and beauty pageant winners worldwide since 2012.   To Qualify for this amazing magazine print opportunity of the year for Ripping Runways Magazine, you must be a beautiful female model ages 18-35, weight must be proportionate to height, you must submit 12-20 recent professional high resolution full body photos that are no older than 12 months in dress clothing and heels, or fashion savvy casual clothing with heels, and lingerie or swimsuit, all photos must not have any writing on them, no logos, or no watermarks.       Submit 12-20 recent professional photos; let us know what magazine casting call you are responding to in your cover letter or bio with your phone number to: [email protected]   All photos submitted by models will be judged on their hair and makeup, creative posing quality, and photo shoot location       We will be selecting 12 professional makeup artists and hairstylists with the hottest creative photo portfolios to feature in the 2016 Calendar Issue of Salon Savvy Magazine. This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for you to take your career to the next level, expand your hair styling or makeup portfolio, and gain global magazine publishing exposure by having your hair styling photo portfolio or make up artistry photo portfolio published in an international online hair and make up magazine that is dedicated to featuring the hottest and most creative hair stylists and makeup artists worldwide and read by thousands of people worldwide every day, including fashion insiders, models, photographers, and entertainment insiders that are always casting for creative makeup artists and hair stylists to work on TV sets, movie sets, fashion photo shoots, magazine photo shoots, and live events.   To Qualify for this amazing magazine print opportunity of the year for Salon Savvy Magazine, you must be a professional makeup artist or hair stylist ages 18-45, you must submit 12-20 recent professional high resolution photos of your hair or makeup work that are no older than 12 months, all photos must not have any writing on them, no logos, or no watermarks.     Submit 12-20 recent professional photos, let us know what magazine casting call you are responding to in your cover letter or bio with your phone number to: [email protected]   _______________________________________________________________   We will be selecting 12 beautiful lingerie and bikini aspiring models and professional lingerie models with the hottest photo portfolios to feature in the 2016 Calendar Issue of Girl 9 Magazine For Men. Girl 9 Magazine currently has over a million readers worldwide and is one of our fastest growing magazines, especially in Europe.   Do you have the beauty and body to be a Girl 9 Lingerie Calendar Model?     To Qualify for this amazing magazine print opportunity of the year for Girl 9 Magazine as a Calendar Model, you must be a beautiful female model ages 18-35, weight must be proportionate to height, you must submit 12-20 recent professional high resolution full body photos in lingerie or swimsuit only, all photos must not have any writing on them, no logos, or no watermarks.   Submit 12-20 recent professional photos, let us know what magazine casting call you are responding to in your cover letter or bio with your phone number to: [email protected]   All photos submitted by lingerie and bikini models will be judged on their hair and makeup, creative sexy posing quality, and photo shoot location.     ______________________________________________________________   Please read the following guidelines carefully below before submitting your photos and bio and do not apply to any of these casting calls if you do not have 12-20 recent high resolution professional photos that are no older than 12 months to submit for review and a professional bio with your phone contact information.       THESE PHOTO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES APPLY TO ALL OF THE ABOVE CASTING CALLS.   We do not accept photos that are older than 12 months, we do not accept less than 12 recent high resolution professional photos, we do not accept camera phone photos, we do not accept photos with more than one model in it, we do not accept photos posted on other websites, we do not accept low resolution photos, we do not accept comp cards, we do not accept photos with writing on them, logos, or photographer signatures, and we do not accept personal photos or photos that are taken in your home, we do not accept photos that are collages or have effects, or have borders added to them, so please do not submit none of the above or your photos will not be considered.     International Beauty Movement Web Site: http://internationalbeaut.wix.com/internationalbeauty     Click on links below to view 2015 Ripping Runways Magazine Summer Issue:   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/ripping_runways_magazine_2015_summe   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/2015_ripping_runways_magazine__summ     Project Couture Magazine at the links below: http://issuu.com/home/statistics/publications/project_couture_magazine_2015_summe_7e174327f23533   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/project_couture_magazine_2015_sprin/1   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/project_couture_magazine_2015_sprin_3e87cda1f7867b/1     Girl 9 Online Magazine: http://issuu.com/home/statistics/publications/2015_girl_9_magazine_summer_issue  http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/2014_girl_9_magazine_summer_issue   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/2014_girl_9_magazine_fall_issue/1   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/2014_girl_9_magazine_christmas_issu/1     Salon Savvy Online Magazine:   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/salon_savvy_magazine_fall_2014_issu?e=6108760/9994327    
    866 Posted by Project Couture Magazine
  • International Beauty Movement Magazine Model Casting Calls 2016       International Magazine Modeling Auditions and Nationwide Model Casting Calls 2016 for the 2016 Female Model and Fashion Industry Talent Calendar Issues of Project Couture Magazine, Ripping Runways Magazine, Girl 9 Magazine, and Salon Savvy Magazine.   Wouldn’t you like to be a calendar model featured in highly popular international fashion industry magazines that’s read by thousands of people each day?   This is not just another fashion industry magazine model casting call, this is the top model magazine worldwide casting call of the year and the chance for all aspiring female models, female fashion models, female runway models, female swimsuit and lingerie models, makeup artists, hair stylists, and clothing designers to be featured in a special 2016 calendar issue of one of our Calendar Model magazines coming out for the 2015 Christmas holidays, that will help you to gain international exposure in an international magazine and build a reputable portfolio and bio that could lead to many fashion and entertainment industry job opportunities that could take your career to the next level.   Are you a female aspiring model ages 18-35, a creative makeup artist, a talented hair stylist, or an upcoming clothing designer, that would like to have your photo portfolio featured in a popular internationally known magazine that is published by the International Beauty Movement?   We encourage Asian models, Indonesian models, Ethnic models, African models, European models, Latina models, Indian models, Polynesian models, Russian models, African American models, White models, Italian models, and Mixed Race models to apply for this worldwide print modeling opportunity of the year.   Are you a ready to take your career to the next level by becoming a top female magazine print model calendar model, makeup artist, hair stylist, or clothing designer that deserves to have your photo portfolio featured in our popular internationally known fashion industry 2016 special calendar issue of each magazine?   Do you have the creative talent, the persistence, the beauty, the body, the style, and a hot recent professional photo portfolio of at least 12 photos that are no older than 12 months, that are worthy of being featured and published in one of the International Beauty Movement’s popular internationally known online magazine that’s read by thousands of people each day including fashion industry insiders, entertainment insiders, entertainment and fashion casting directors, and top modeling agency representatives that are often looking for new faces in the fashion and entertainment industry to represent their company.   Clothing Designers may submit their photo portfolios to Project Couture Magazine or Ripping Runways Magazine to be considered for a possible magazine feature.   We will be selecting 12 beautiful fashion savvy aspiring models and professional models with the hottest photo portfolios to feature in the 2016 Calendar Issue of Project Couture Magazine as Calendar Models, which will be featured online and sent to fashion and entertainment industry insiders and casting directors that are searching for new talent and new faces.     Female Models submitting themselves to this magazine casting call:must be ages 18-35, height must be 5’7 or taller, female models must be in great physical shape and have a lean curvy body that looks great in lingerie, swim wear, fashionable casual clothing, and high fashion dress clothing, must have very few if any tattoos, clear skin no pimples or bumps, no body scars or stretch marks.   To Qualify for this amazing magazine print opportunity of the year for Project Couture Magazine, you must be a beautiful female model ages 18-35, weight must be proportionate to height, you must submit 12-20 recent professional high resolution full body photos that are no older than 12 months in upscale fashion savvy clothing with heels, or fashion savvy casual clothing with heels, and lingerie or swimsuit, all photos must not have any writing on them, no logos, or no watermarks.     Submit 12-20 recent professional photos, let us know what magazine casting call you are responding to in your cover letter or bio with your phone number to: [email protected]   All photos submitted by models will be judged on their hair and makeup, creative posing quality, and photo shoot location. ________________________________________________________________   We will be selecting 12 beautiful aspiring models and professional models with the hottest photo portfolios to feature in the 2016 Calendar Issue of Ripping Runways Magazine.   The International Beauty Movement has created a strong presence in both the entertainment and fashion industry with its internationally known Ripping Runways Magazine publication, and as a result, Ripping Runways Magazine is responsible for featuring some of the hottest and most beautiful female models and beauty pageant winners worldwide since 2012.   To Qualify for this amazing magazine print opportunity of the year for Ripping Runways Magazine, you must be a beautiful female model ages 18-35, weight must be proportionate to height, you must submit 12-20 recent professional high resolution full body photos that are no older than 12 months in dress clothing and heels, or fashion savvy casual clothing with heels, and lingerie or swimsuit, all photos must not have any writing on them, no logos, or no watermarks.       Submit 12-20 recent professional photos; let us know what magazine casting call you are responding to in your cover letter or bio with your phone number to: [email protected]   All photos submitted by models will be judged on their hair and makeup, creative posing quality, and photo shoot location       We will be selecting 12 professional makeup artists and hairstylists with the hottest creative photo portfolios to feature in the 2016 Calendar Issue of Salon Savvy Magazine. This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for you to take your career to the next level, expand your hair styling or makeup portfolio, and gain global magazine publishing exposure by having your hair styling photo portfolio or make up artistry photo portfolio published in an international online hair and make up magazine that is dedicated to featuring the hottest and most creative hair stylists and makeup artists worldwide and read by thousands of people worldwide every day, including fashion insiders, models, photographers, and entertainment insiders that are always casting for creative makeup artists and hair stylists to work on TV sets, movie sets, fashion photo shoots, magazine photo shoots, and live events.   To Qualify for this amazing magazine print opportunity of the year for Salon Savvy Magazine, you must be a professional makeup artist or hair stylist ages 18-45, you must submit 12-20 recent professional high resolution photos of your hair or makeup work that are no older than 12 months, all photos must not have any writing on them, no logos, or no watermarks.     Submit 12-20 recent professional photos, let us know what magazine casting call you are responding to in your cover letter or bio with your phone number to: [email protected]   _______________________________________________________________   We will be selecting 12 beautiful lingerie and bikini aspiring models and professional lingerie models with the hottest photo portfolios to feature in the 2016 Calendar Issue of Girl 9 Magazine For Men. Girl 9 Magazine currently has over a million readers worldwide and is one of our fastest growing magazines, especially in Europe.   Do you have the beauty and body to be a Girl 9 Lingerie Calendar Model?     To Qualify for this amazing magazine print opportunity of the year for Girl 9 Magazine as a Calendar Model, you must be a beautiful female model ages 18-35, weight must be proportionate to height, you must submit 12-20 recent professional high resolution full body photos in lingerie or swimsuit only, all photos must not have any writing on them, no logos, or no watermarks.   Submit 12-20 recent professional photos, let us know what magazine casting call you are responding to in your cover letter or bio with your phone number to: [email protected]   All photos submitted by lingerie and bikini models will be judged on their hair and makeup, creative sexy posing quality, and photo shoot location.     ______________________________________________________________   Please read the following guidelines carefully below before submitting your photos and bio and do not apply to any of these casting calls if you do not have 12-20 recent high resolution professional photos that are no older than 12 months to submit for review and a professional bio with your phone contact information.       THESE PHOTO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES APPLY TO ALL OF THE ABOVE CASTING CALLS.   We do not accept photos that are older than 12 months, we do not accept less than 12 recent high resolution professional photos, we do not accept camera phone photos, we do not accept photos with more than one model in it, we do not accept photos posted on other websites, we do not accept low resolution photos, we do not accept comp cards, we do not accept photos with writing on them, logos, or photographer signatures, and we do not accept personal photos or photos that are taken in your home, we do not accept photos that are collages or have effects, or have borders added to them, so please do not submit none of the above or your photos will not be considered.     International Beauty Movement Web Site: http://internationalbeaut.wix.com/internationalbeauty     Click on links below to view 2015 Ripping Runways Magazine Summer Issue:   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/ripping_runways_magazine_2015_summe   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/2015_ripping_runways_magazine__summ     Project Couture Magazine at the links below: http://issuu.com/home/statistics/publications/project_couture_magazine_2015_summe_7e174327f23533   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/project_couture_magazine_2015_sprin/1   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/project_couture_magazine_2015_sprin_3e87cda1f7867b/1     Girl 9 Online Magazine: http://issuu.com/home/statistics/publications/2015_girl_9_magazine_summer_issue  http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/2014_girl_9_magazine_summer_issue   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/2014_girl_9_magazine_fall_issue/1   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/2014_girl_9_magazine_christmas_issu/1     Salon Savvy Online Magazine:   http://issuu.com/rippingrunways/docs/salon_savvy_magazine_fall_2014_issu?e=6108760/9994327    
    Sep 20, 2015 866
  • 21 Jan 2015
    Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte and film director André (Nicolas Vantomme) have created a photo series and film that beautifully capture a dancer’s elegant movements with expressive bursts of white powder. The concept was created by creative agency Norvell Jefferson and CD director Jurriaan Eversdijk.
    129 Posted by ZARIHS RETOUCHER
  • Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte and film director André (Nicolas Vantomme) have created a photo series and film that beautifully capture a dancer’s elegant movements with expressive bursts of white powder. The concept was created by creative agency Norvell Jefferson and CD director Jurriaan Eversdijk.
    Jan 21, 2015 129
  • 27 Aug 2014
    Is Fashion All About Size Zero And Skinny Models?   How much you should eat to match with the present trend of the size zero? Well, the girls who are struggling hard to be a model has this question on the top of their list- reducing their food intake and become skinny and that is how one looks good in the fashionable clothes. But are you sure you are following the right trend? Don’t think so, because the established models have different thing to say- drastically reducing the eating habit and becoming anorexia will put your body to millions of health hazards than just looking good. The Fashion Industry- The Pretty BusinessThe fashion industry might look all glam and pretty business, but it isn’t until one has peeped inside intensely. The most controversial topic that is always making round is “the models”, particularly how they are young and how thin they are. It is one topic that continues with endless debate. There are several unpleasant truths behind it that are not acknowledged and surfaced publicly, though the picture pose is always pretty and pleasant. The Obsession OF Size “0”If you are healthy and strive to be a model with the size zero concepts in mind, you need to take the leap in a healthier way. According to the fashion community, the “Size Zero” means the woman has treated her body as a temple- dieting and working out smartly to get a beautiful figure. And that is the reason the size “0” clothing emphasizes the way the girl feel inside. The Trend Is ChangingTrue that “Size Zero” models are still in demand and look hot, but the tables are turning. People and fashion industry has for some time accepting the “curves”. The prominent designer labels have come ahead and have their shows done with the curvy models to showcase their talent. Before you take the plunge to become the model it is important to know what type of modelling interests you. There are quiet few choices from runway models, to commercial models to print focuses in the magazines, catalogue models and so on. You don’t have to be compulsorily size zero for these as the plus size modelling has made an impact in the recent years. No matter which area of modelling you choose to do – the basic criteria needs to be accomplished. The minimum height you will require is 5, 7” and your body weight accordingly. Get your portfolio done and send to the different modelling agencies as these are the right professionals who will be hiring you for the modelling job. Make sure that you pick the genuine ones as there are lot of spammers around that does the nasty job with your profile pics.
    9444 Posted by Demetrios Photography
  • Is Fashion All About Size Zero And Skinny Models?   How much you should eat to match with the present trend of the size zero? Well, the girls who are struggling hard to be a model has this question on the top of their list- reducing their food intake and become skinny and that is how one looks good in the fashionable clothes. But are you sure you are following the right trend? Don’t think so, because the established models have different thing to say- drastically reducing the eating habit and becoming anorexia will put your body to millions of health hazards than just looking good. The Fashion Industry- The Pretty BusinessThe fashion industry might look all glam and pretty business, but it isn’t until one has peeped inside intensely. The most controversial topic that is always making round is “the models”, particularly how they are young and how thin they are. It is one topic that continues with endless debate. There are several unpleasant truths behind it that are not acknowledged and surfaced publicly, though the picture pose is always pretty and pleasant. The Obsession OF Size “0”If you are healthy and strive to be a model with the size zero concepts in mind, you need to take the leap in a healthier way. According to the fashion community, the “Size Zero” means the woman has treated her body as a temple- dieting and working out smartly to get a beautiful figure. And that is the reason the size “0” clothing emphasizes the way the girl feel inside. The Trend Is ChangingTrue that “Size Zero” models are still in demand and look hot, but the tables are turning. People and fashion industry has for some time accepting the “curves”. The prominent designer labels have come ahead and have their shows done with the curvy models to showcase their talent. Before you take the plunge to become the model it is important to know what type of modelling interests you. There are quiet few choices from runway models, to commercial models to print focuses in the magazines, catalogue models and so on. You don’t have to be compulsorily size zero for these as the plus size modelling has made an impact in the recent years. No matter which area of modelling you choose to do – the basic criteria needs to be accomplished. The minimum height you will require is 5, 7” and your body weight accordingly. Get your portfolio done and send to the different modelling agencies as these are the right professionals who will be hiring you for the modelling job. Make sure that you pick the genuine ones as there are lot of spammers around that does the nasty job with your profile pics.
    Aug 27, 2014 9444
  • 26 Aug 2014
    via flickr Not everyone is super comfortable in front of a camera. Some are naturally shy and need a bit of coaxing to really be relaxed while getting their photo taken. It’s okay if you’re not a natural because, really, being photogenic is an acquired skill that can actually be learned with practice. Learning what methods work for you will help you take better portraits and will help further your career as a model. Getting Your Face Camera Ready Your face is your best asset so taking care of it is a must for great photos. Keeping your skin clean and smooth by washing, moisturizing and more will help your photos look crisp and pristine. To get your face in tip-top shape, start a daily morning and night face routine with products that compatible with your skin. The Right Makeup Makeup is practically an essential for women these days, with few opting to take pictures without it. Whether you’re more of the dramatic full-face type or like the more natural look, having the right makeup is essential to great photos. Make sure that your concealer and foundation are applied smoothly and match your skin tone correctly. To create the most natural look, make sure to blend them slightly down your neck and around your ear lobes. Many who can afford makeup artists opt to use them for professional photos, but doing it yourself is also just fine (do some test runs to find that perfect look, though). Be Confidant Many who are photogenic appear confidant in their photos. Instead of working about something small like what’s wrong with your face, a gap in your teeth or if you squint when you smile, be bold and confidant in your looks and that will also be seen in your photos. Be Natural Sure, the photographer will ask you to pose, but those who do it more naturally will come off more photogenic than those who try too hard to find the right pose. Don’t try to go overboard with your emotions and opt for natural poses that you feel comfortable with. Smile with your normal smile and move with ease. Dress to Impress Choosing the right outfit is important to taking great photos. You don’t want to show up to the photo shoot in sweats and dirty, old T-shirt. Pick outfits that photograph well and fit your body. Go for more neutral tones and muted colors because they’ll enhance your natural characteristics without being distracting. Choose items that fit right and avoid anything that’s too loose on your body or that’s super tight and will show all your flaws. Don’t feel bad when you’re first couple of photo shoots don’t meet your expectations because mastering the art of being photogenic won’t happen overnight. It takes time and practice and one day you’ll be totally happy with the outcome of your photo shoot!
    209 Posted by kristie real
  • via flickr Not everyone is super comfortable in front of a camera. Some are naturally shy and need a bit of coaxing to really be relaxed while getting their photo taken. It’s okay if you’re not a natural because, really, being photogenic is an acquired skill that can actually be learned with practice. Learning what methods work for you will help you take better portraits and will help further your career as a model. Getting Your Face Camera Ready Your face is your best asset so taking care of it is a must for great photos. Keeping your skin clean and smooth by washing, moisturizing and more will help your photos look crisp and pristine. To get your face in tip-top shape, start a daily morning and night face routine with products that compatible with your skin. The Right Makeup Makeup is practically an essential for women these days, with few opting to take pictures without it. Whether you’re more of the dramatic full-face type or like the more natural look, having the right makeup is essential to great photos. Make sure that your concealer and foundation are applied smoothly and match your skin tone correctly. To create the most natural look, make sure to blend them slightly down your neck and around your ear lobes. Many who can afford makeup artists opt to use them for professional photos, but doing it yourself is also just fine (do some test runs to find that perfect look, though). Be Confidant Many who are photogenic appear confidant in their photos. Instead of working about something small like what’s wrong with your face, a gap in your teeth or if you squint when you smile, be bold and confidant in your looks and that will also be seen in your photos. Be Natural Sure, the photographer will ask you to pose, but those who do it more naturally will come off more photogenic than those who try too hard to find the right pose. Don’t try to go overboard with your emotions and opt for natural poses that you feel comfortable with. Smile with your normal smile and move with ease. Dress to Impress Choosing the right outfit is important to taking great photos. You don’t want to show up to the photo shoot in sweats and dirty, old T-shirt. Pick outfits that photograph well and fit your body. Go for more neutral tones and muted colors because they’ll enhance your natural characteristics without being distracting. Choose items that fit right and avoid anything that’s too loose on your body or that’s super tight and will show all your flaws. Don’t feel bad when you’re first couple of photo shoots don’t meet your expectations because mastering the art of being photogenic won’t happen overnight. It takes time and practice and one day you’ll be totally happy with the outcome of your photo shoot!
    Aug 26, 2014 209
  • 19 Sep 2013
    10 Traits You Should Possess if You Want to be a Good Photographer     Copyright Scott Bourne 2009 - All Rights Reserved     What makes a good photographer? See how many of these traits you possess. 1. You need passion. You need to be obsessed with getting the shot. Not just any shot – THE shot. In other words – you need to think about, dream about, talk about and live photography. 2. You need to be dedicated to the craft of photography. This doesn’t mean you need to be an expert. It means you need to be dedicated to BECOMING an expert. No matter how long it takes. 3. You need to be a story teller. Story telling is at the heart of good photography, accordingly, good photographers need to be able to tell stories with their cameras. 4. You need to care about your subject. You need to be a subject-matter expert, wether it’s birds or people or cars or waterfalls. Good photographers learn all there is to know about their subjects BEFORE they pick up a camera. Always photograph your subject as if it is the only way it will be remembered throughout all time. 5. You need patience and lots of it. You need to be willing to practice and study often. You need to be willing to search out or wait out the light. You need to be able to sit in a blind waiting for that next bird or sit on the corner waiting for that next perfect subject. And you need to be willing to invest hours, not minutes in those pursuits. 6. You need a sense of wonder and imagination. You need to be curious about everything you photograph and then you need to be able to play with that curiosity to see what you can come up with. 7. You need to share. You need to be willing to pass on what you learn willingly to others. You need to show your photos to everyone. You need to protect and preserve for others all your important photographic memories. 8. You need to be the kind of photographer who makes OTHER people want to become a photographer. 9. You need to try a little bit harder than the next guy. The good photographers wait an extra 15 minutes for that perfect sunset color. They study their manual at night even when they are tired. They spend money they don’t have to attend workshops and buy books on photography. They go the extra mile…and then they do it again. 10. You need to develop a recognizable style – even if that style is – no style! Wow! What a list. Re-reading this it looks like it’s hard to be a good photographer. Guess what – it is. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would be a good photographer. _______________This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store
    564 Posted by Demetrios Photography
  • 10 Traits You Should Possess if You Want to be a Good Photographer     Copyright Scott Bourne 2009 - All Rights Reserved     What makes a good photographer? See how many of these traits you possess. 1. You need passion. You need to be obsessed with getting the shot. Not just any shot – THE shot. In other words – you need to think about, dream about, talk about and live photography. 2. You need to be dedicated to the craft of photography. This doesn’t mean you need to be an expert. It means you need to be dedicated to BECOMING an expert. No matter how long it takes. 3. You need to be a story teller. Story telling is at the heart of good photography, accordingly, good photographers need to be able to tell stories with their cameras. 4. You need to care about your subject. You need to be a subject-matter expert, wether it’s birds or people or cars or waterfalls. Good photographers learn all there is to know about their subjects BEFORE they pick up a camera. Always photograph your subject as if it is the only way it will be remembered throughout all time. 5. You need patience and lots of it. You need to be willing to practice and study often. You need to be willing to search out or wait out the light. You need to be able to sit in a blind waiting for that next bird or sit on the corner waiting for that next perfect subject. And you need to be willing to invest hours, not minutes in those pursuits. 6. You need a sense of wonder and imagination. You need to be curious about everything you photograph and then you need to be able to play with that curiosity to see what you can come up with. 7. You need to share. You need to be willing to pass on what you learn willingly to others. You need to show your photos to everyone. You need to protect and preserve for others all your important photographic memories. 8. You need to be the kind of photographer who makes OTHER people want to become a photographer. 9. You need to try a little bit harder than the next guy. The good photographers wait an extra 15 minutes for that perfect sunset color. They study their manual at night even when they are tired. They spend money they don’t have to attend workshops and buy books on photography. They go the extra mile…and then they do it again. 10. You need to develop a recognizable style – even if that style is – no style! Wow! What a list. Re-reading this it looks like it’s hard to be a good photographer. Guess what – it is. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would be a good photographer. _______________This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store
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  • 17 Sep 2013
    I'm a Photographer who puts model images on canvas, just email me your favorite pic and will give u a quote. email @ [email protected] also message me @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dmitriys-Studio-of-Photography/621314417889253 for any questions u may have bout my work, and share me with your friends too, thanks for your time, i look forward to helping you with high quality canvas images
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  • I'm a Photographer who puts model images on canvas, just email me your favorite pic and will give u a quote. email @ [email protected] also message me @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dmitriys-Studio-of-Photography/621314417889253 for any questions u may have bout my work, and share me with your friends too, thanks for your time, i look forward to helping you with high quality canvas images
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      A beginner’s guide to the art of nude photography. Tips, techniques, lighting advice, help for sourcing nude models and more – it’s your complete guide to taking fine art nudes.   Nude photography has been a popular subject since the very beginnings of the medium, and even before the invention of the camera, the nude has played a significant role in all the visual arts. There’s nothing ‘nudge, nudge, wink, wink’ about this: it’s a celebration of human form, a study of the body’s landscape in all its beauty. Here, we focus on the naked female form, and give you all the expert tips and techniques you need to get started in fine art nudes – plus a free downloadable guide to posing nude models.   Getting started: finding a nude photography model   Finding a willing model to pose for your fine art nude photography is perhaps one of the biggest challenges you’ll have. If you’re lucky you’ll have a willing partner to assume the role, but this rarely seems to be the case.   The best place to find local models is online at sites such as www.modeldesire.com.  These sites are a meeting point for photographers and models. You’ll usually be able to find a local nude model who’s willing to work in exchange for prints or a disc of the images.   If you go down this route, it’s good to be absolutely clear on what’s expected from both parties, especially if there’s no financial exchange. Experienced models will most likely charge for their time, but if you want to boost your portfolio, working with an experienced model could be a worthwhile investment. It’s not just about finding someone who’s happy to be photographed nude, it’s also important to find the right type of figure for an art nude – so look at the model’s portfolio before you start. There’s a marked difference between an art-nude model and a glamour model. We used Ella Rose for our shoot. Her classic looks made her perfect for the genre, and she was keen to collaborate with us to get the sophisticated shots we wanted.     Do you need to hire studio for nude photography?   You don’t need a big fancy studio to create successful fine art nude shots, but you do need enough space to set up a couple of lights and a backdrop and be able to get far enough back to shoot a full-length image without a super wide-angle zoom. Your average sized living room should just about do it. We rented Paul’s Studio in Reading, who were on hand all day. There are plenty of studios dotted around the UK that offer similar services and many also offer nude photography courses, day events and will also arrange the model hire for you. Rates and terms vary, but you can expect to pay around £50 per hour for a studio and a model, but there’s no reason you can’t share this cost with a friend if you’re on a budget.   Once you’ve found your space you’ll need to create a good environment to work in to increase your chances of success. Your model won’t be wearing any clothes, so ensure the space is warm and comfortable. This situation has the potential to be awkward to start with so break the ice with a cuppa, and discuss ideas for the shoot before starting. Music is great for creating an ambience – choose sounds that complement the style of photography you’re hoping to achieve.     Nude photography lighting   Studio lighting can seem daunting to the uninitiated, but it needn’t be, especially these days when it’s easy to see the effects of the lights on your DSLR’s LCD. The lighting guide on below is an excellent starting point, providing three setups to get you going. If you’re new to studio lighting start with the more basic setup – you’ll be surprised at how creative you can be with one light and a reflector. Once you’re confident move onto some of the more complex high-key and low-key setups.   If you don’t have any studio lights of your own, there are places such as the www.theflashcentre.com that hire them out. You can get a two-head kit such as the Elinchrom 300RX  for as little as £14 (plus insurance and VAT) for a weekend.   However, you don’t have to use studio lighting. Daylight from a window – ideally, north-facing – can create beautiful effects. Even using your regular flashgun off camera can be an effective alternative.   By far the best approach is to know your limitations and keep the lighting as simple as possible. The last thing you want is to ruin the momentum of a shoot while you’re fiddling with the lights. If you can try your lighting ideas out on a (clothed) helper before the model arrives and have your first lighting set up in place, you’ll be off to a confident start. Don’t be too ambitious. Even if you’re a little anxious you want to appear that you’re in control. Keeping it simple is the best way to achieve this.     Lighting diagram: basic setup for nudes   This basic setup is a good start for a fine-art nude shoot. Place two studio lights at a 45-degree angle to the model at a distance of about 4 to 6 feet. Set one light as the main light by positioning it a little higher (about 6 feet high) and increasing the intensity of the flash using the dial. Locate the other light a little lower than the main light and reduce the intensity of the flash. If you only have one studio light a simple reflector makes a good alternative to the second light.     Lighting diagram: high key setup for nudes   To create a soft even light, position one light with a softbox attached in front of the model on the floor pointing upwards. Position a second softbox above the first at about 7 feet pointing slightly downwards. Use a further two lights with umbrellas to light the background so it’s a clean white. To separate the model from the background, position two large black ‘flats’ each side of the model (two large pieces of black card will do). This will create a lovely black rim around her.     Lighting diagram: low key setup for nudes   Art-nude lighting is all about showing off the lines, curves and shapes of your subject. To create more depth and a sculptural feeling, set the position of the softboxes so they’re slightly behind the model pointing back towards the camera. Experiment with the intensity of each light using the dials on the flash heads. You might need to use a lens hood to avoid any unwanted flare ruining your shot. Just using one light can also work very well with this technique, especially for more abstract images.   Essential studio kit   There are plenty of starter kits to ease you into studio lighting, such as the excellent Pro Line Apollo 300 (www.prolinestudio.co.uk). They usually contain these… <!-- STEP -->   <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Flash lights Studio flash lights have dials on the back that control the flash output and  a constant modelling light so you can see the effect of the light while you’re posing your model. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Umbrella An umbrella is standard issue with most studio kits. They usually come in white, silver or gold and are used to reflect light onto the subject. They are easily attached to the flash. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Softbox A softbox fits onto a flash unit and diffuses light onto the subject. They come in different shapes and sizes and produce a softer, more even effect than an umbrella. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Lighting stands Lighting stands are vital for positioning flash units. The flash units attach to the top of the stands, making them top heavy, so secure them with a counterweight to increase their stability. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Backgrounds Art-nude shoots are best shot in monochrome, so keep your backgrounds simple and stick to black, white or grey paper rolls. Black velvet is even better for rich black backgrounds. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       Camera equipment and settings   For this shoot, we used three lenses on a full-frame Nikon D700 DSLR – the Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 G, and the Nikon 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. The wide end of the 24-120 zoom was perfect for full body shots, while the macro was great for close-ups. But our favourite was the 85mm f/1.4. Its superb optical quality makes it perfect for half-body shots.   When you’re working in the controlled environment of a studio, your lighting is fixed, so there’s no point using the full or semi-automatic DSLR modes such as aperture priority. It’s best to switch to manual (M on the top dial), so the ambient light doesn’t mess with your exposure.     For most of these photos, we used an aperture of f/8 at 1/200 sec, as lenses tend to perform best around this aperture. Obviously, the exposure is created primarily by the aperture and the intensity of the flash, but you also want to ensure the shutter speed is fast enough to hand-hold your SLR – usually around 1/100 sec with a standard zoom lens. You also need to ensure you don’t go faster than the sync speed – this is the fastest speed you can use flash with.   In most photographic genres, a tripod is essential. However, in this situation, ditch it. You’ll be working with fast shutter speeds (1/200 sec ) with studio lights, so it’s unlikely that you’ll accidently create any camera shake by hand holding your DSLR. You’ll be able to move around the model freely, and you’ll quickly start producing more interesting shots.         Your first nude photography shoot   The studio’s lit, the model’s ready – now it’s time to get creative…   If you’re renting a studio and paying a model by the hour, you don’t want to waste time working out what to do next. Apart from stifling the creative process, it will make you look unprofessional. So have a plan. It doesn’t matter if you deviate from it, but have it in place before you start. Devise a workflow that, true to the description, flows. For example, if you plan to do three setups against a black background and two against a white, you only need to change the background once.   There’s nothing worse than having to spend hours in the digital darkroom removing unwanted marks. Perhaps the worst offenders are the marks imprinted on skin from elasticated underwear. They can take a while to disappear, so it’s best if your model arrives without wearing anything with tight elastic. An experienced model should know this. Make sure there’s a private area for your model to change and also that there’s a dressing gown so they feel comfortable between shots.     Composition tips   As with all types of photography, composition is the most important element for a successful fine art nude image. The same general rules of composition such as the rule of thirds can be applied to an art-nude shoot. It’s all about creating a sense of visual harmony in the frame. Look at the shapes that are being made by the light and the body. However, don’t be afraid to deviate from some of these rules too – it’s possible to create good images that don’t necessarily adhere to them.   The most important thing is to look through your camera’s viewfinder, scan the edges of the frame and really look at the shapes being made. The slightest change of angle can make a huge difference to the composition. Don’t be afraid to take plenty of photos and move around a little, varying the composition and angle of view in each one. Memory cards are relatively cheap these days.     Nude photography poses   Download our free nude photography posing guide – it has some great suggestions for getting started with key poses. But to get the best out of these, it’s good to understand a bit more about the theory of posing your model.   A good place to start is with the concept of ‘contrapposto’ posing. This term, borrowed from the art world, refers to the way the human body looks when the subject is standing with most of their weight on one foot – so their shoulders and arms  appear to ‘twist’ from the hips and legs.   Contrapposto crops up all the time; check out the pages of today’s fashion magazines or Michelangelo’s celebrated sculpture of David. Understanding the concept of contrapposto is key to creating pleasing poses; even if your image is going to be composed from the waist up, it’s still vitally important to pay attention to how your model’s feet are positioned. It can also be helpful to have your model wear heels because these will also force the upper body into a more curvaceous posture.   Conventions suggest that direct eye contact should be avoided when posing for an art-nude shoot. A direct gaze is often associated with racier glamour shots. However, rules are there to broken, and sometimes the direct gaze can work well.     Black and white nude photography   Mono is often used for fine art nude photography because the colour information can easily detract from the beauty in the lines, shapes, and textures of the subject. To help you visualise how your end images will look, switch the LCD on your DSLR to monochrome. This will enable you to see the images in black and white, which in turn will make it easier to see how the final images will look. It also makes it much easier to see what’s happening with your lighting.   As long as you shoot in RAW your original file will be unaffected by the mono setting because the image on the LCD is essentially a JPEG of your RAW file. This means that when you download your photos you’ll see the original colour versions. So should you have a change of heart you’ll still be able to make colour images. You also may be able to use this colour information when processing the files.     Abstracts and details   The art nude is a celebration of the shape and form of the human figure. Look for architectural shapes made by limbs and body curves. Focus in on specific parts of the body so you’re creating a near abstraction. Use one hard light to create strong shadows for more distinct abstract shapes in the curves and folds of the body. For our nude abstract above, we used a 60mm macro lens on our full-frame DSLR, which enabled us to get in nice and close to focus on details. Don’t be afraid to make radical crops in-camera such as totally cropping out the model’s head. Abstract photography is about shape, form and texture so it doesn’t matter if you can’t instantly recognise what the subject is.     Try high key nudes   There’s more to creating a good high key photo than just overexposing your shots. You need to artfully hang on to details in the highlight areas while pushing the tones as far as possible to the lighter end of the scale. Your histogram is the ideal tool to help you achieve this because you can see the tones on the graph. Ideally, you’ll need to expose as far to the right as you can without clipping. Your DSLR’s highlight-alert feature is perfect for giving you immediate feedback on clipped highlights. Turn it on.   To create the high key lighting effect, we used two large softboxes to light our model from above and below and a bright white backdrop lit with two additional lights. The risk of high key lighting is that the light tones of the model’s skin will blend with the light tones of the background. To separate the model from the background use black ‘flats’ (a large piece of something black – black card will do). Position them as close to the model as you can without getting them in the shot. The black will reflect on to the model creating a wonderful dark rim. In addition to separating the model from the background, this will also create a sculptural effect on body shapes.     Lovely Low key   Dark and moody low key lighting is synonymous with art-nude photography. The human form looks great set against a mysterious and rich dark background, while strong side lighting can add to the effect with beautiful shadows accentuating the curves and shapes of the body.   For strong shadows, set the lights slightly behind the model, pointing back towards the camera, it seems counterintuitive, but the results can be spectacular. Use your DSLR’s LCD to adjust the lights to suit the pose. You’ll notice instantly that the effect is more sculptural. As the lights are pointing in the direction of the camera there’s a risk of lens flare so attach a lens hood to help prevent it.   To create a rich black background a large piece of black velvet is ideal. The velvet absorbs light unlike other materials. If you don’t have access to a large velvet cloth, a roll of black background paper will work too – just check that it’s not reflecting any light and showing up as a washed-out black in your image.     Make the most of the power of suggestion   The art of nude photography is subtle, and often requires the photographer to suggest nudity rather than explicitly reveal it. It’s this that in part differentiates art nudes from glamour photography. The implied nude is mysterious and suggestive. Turning the model’s head so she’s looking away or into the distance is a great way to add a sense of mystery, or in the case of the low key photo below, crop it from the frame altogether. Use the model’s limbs to hide parts of the body.   Be inspired   Don’t shy away from looking at the masters of art-nude photography. Some seminal figures in the historyof photography include the likes of Edward Weston, Bill Brandt and Man Ray. Some more contemporary photographers such as John Swannell and Robert Mapplethorpe can also be inspirational. Don’t limit yourself to photography either. The nude has featured in art throughout history – a trip to an art gallery can spark off loads of ideas for both posing and lighting your model.     Nude photography model release   Finally, it’s really important that you are clear about what you intend to use the images for to avoid any misunderstanding. It’s good practice to get your model to fill in and sign a model-release form. It’s also a good idea to ask the model to bring proof of ID so you can verify their age. While the copyright of the images remains with you as the photographer, be clear about what the model can use them for too. If you’re working in exchange for services, it’s only reasonable to expect them to want to use the shots in their portfolios, and this usually means online galleries too. This is absolutely fair enough, but make sure you get a picture credit and if possible a link back to your site. It’s all about working together with your model to achieve the best results…      
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  •   A beginner’s guide to the art of nude photography. Tips, techniques, lighting advice, help for sourcing nude models and more – it’s your complete guide to taking fine art nudes.   Nude photography has been a popular subject since the very beginnings of the medium, and even before the invention of the camera, the nude has played a significant role in all the visual arts. There’s nothing ‘nudge, nudge, wink, wink’ about this: it’s a celebration of human form, a study of the body’s landscape in all its beauty. Here, we focus on the naked female form, and give you all the expert tips and techniques you need to get started in fine art nudes – plus a free downloadable guide to posing nude models.   Getting started: finding a nude photography model   Finding a willing model to pose for your fine art nude photography is perhaps one of the biggest challenges you’ll have. If you’re lucky you’ll have a willing partner to assume the role, but this rarely seems to be the case.   The best place to find local models is online at sites such as www.modeldesire.com.  These sites are a meeting point for photographers and models. You’ll usually be able to find a local nude model who’s willing to work in exchange for prints or a disc of the images.   If you go down this route, it’s good to be absolutely clear on what’s expected from both parties, especially if there’s no financial exchange. Experienced models will most likely charge for their time, but if you want to boost your portfolio, working with an experienced model could be a worthwhile investment. It’s not just about finding someone who’s happy to be photographed nude, it’s also important to find the right type of figure for an art nude – so look at the model’s portfolio before you start. There’s a marked difference between an art-nude model and a glamour model. We used Ella Rose for our shoot. Her classic looks made her perfect for the genre, and she was keen to collaborate with us to get the sophisticated shots we wanted.     Do you need to hire studio for nude photography?   You don’t need a big fancy studio to create successful fine art nude shots, but you do need enough space to set up a couple of lights and a backdrop and be able to get far enough back to shoot a full-length image without a super wide-angle zoom. Your average sized living room should just about do it. We rented Paul’s Studio in Reading, who were on hand all day. There are plenty of studios dotted around the UK that offer similar services and many also offer nude photography courses, day events and will also arrange the model hire for you. Rates and terms vary, but you can expect to pay around £50 per hour for a studio and a model, but there’s no reason you can’t share this cost with a friend if you’re on a budget.   Once you’ve found your space you’ll need to create a good environment to work in to increase your chances of success. Your model won’t be wearing any clothes, so ensure the space is warm and comfortable. This situation has the potential to be awkward to start with so break the ice with a cuppa, and discuss ideas for the shoot before starting. Music is great for creating an ambience – choose sounds that complement the style of photography you’re hoping to achieve.     Nude photography lighting   Studio lighting can seem daunting to the uninitiated, but it needn’t be, especially these days when it’s easy to see the effects of the lights on your DSLR’s LCD. The lighting guide on below is an excellent starting point, providing three setups to get you going. If you’re new to studio lighting start with the more basic setup – you’ll be surprised at how creative you can be with one light and a reflector. Once you’re confident move onto some of the more complex high-key and low-key setups.   If you don’t have any studio lights of your own, there are places such as the www.theflashcentre.com that hire them out. You can get a two-head kit such as the Elinchrom 300RX  for as little as £14 (plus insurance and VAT) for a weekend.   However, you don’t have to use studio lighting. Daylight from a window – ideally, north-facing – can create beautiful effects. Even using your regular flashgun off camera can be an effective alternative.   By far the best approach is to know your limitations and keep the lighting as simple as possible. The last thing you want is to ruin the momentum of a shoot while you’re fiddling with the lights. If you can try your lighting ideas out on a (clothed) helper before the model arrives and have your first lighting set up in place, you’ll be off to a confident start. Don’t be too ambitious. Even if you’re a little anxious you want to appear that you’re in control. Keeping it simple is the best way to achieve this.     Lighting diagram: basic setup for nudes   This basic setup is a good start for a fine-art nude shoot. Place two studio lights at a 45-degree angle to the model at a distance of about 4 to 6 feet. Set one light as the main light by positioning it a little higher (about 6 feet high) and increasing the intensity of the flash using the dial. Locate the other light a little lower than the main light and reduce the intensity of the flash. If you only have one studio light a simple reflector makes a good alternative to the second light.     Lighting diagram: high key setup for nudes   To create a soft even light, position one light with a softbox attached in front of the model on the floor pointing upwards. Position a second softbox above the first at about 7 feet pointing slightly downwards. Use a further two lights with umbrellas to light the background so it’s a clean white. To separate the model from the background, position two large black ‘flats’ each side of the model (two large pieces of black card will do). This will create a lovely black rim around her.     Lighting diagram: low key setup for nudes   Art-nude lighting is all about showing off the lines, curves and shapes of your subject. To create more depth and a sculptural feeling, set the position of the softboxes so they’re slightly behind the model pointing back towards the camera. Experiment with the intensity of each light using the dials on the flash heads. You might need to use a lens hood to avoid any unwanted flare ruining your shot. Just using one light can also work very well with this technique, especially for more abstract images.   Essential studio kit   There are plenty of starter kits to ease you into studio lighting, such as the excellent Pro Line Apollo 300 (www.prolinestudio.co.uk). They usually contain these… <!-- STEP -->   <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Flash lights Studio flash lights have dials on the back that control the flash output and  a constant modelling light so you can see the effect of the light while you’re posing your model. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Umbrella An umbrella is standard issue with most studio kits. They usually come in white, silver or gold and are used to reflect light onto the subject. They are easily attached to the flash. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Softbox A softbox fits onto a flash unit and diffuses light onto the subject. They come in different shapes and sizes and produce a softer, more even effect than an umbrella. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Lighting stands Lighting stands are vital for positioning flash units. The flash units attach to the top of the stands, making them top heavy, so secure them with a counterweight to increase their stability. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       <!--IMAGE --> <!-- END IMAGE --> <!-- TITLE OF STEP --> Backgrounds Art-nude shoots are best shot in monochrome, so keep your backgrounds simple and stick to black, white or grey paper rolls. Black velvet is even better for rich black backgrounds. <!-- END COPY FOR STEP -->       Camera equipment and settings   For this shoot, we used three lenses on a full-frame Nikon D700 DSLR – the Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 G, and the Nikon 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. The wide end of the 24-120 zoom was perfect for full body shots, while the macro was great for close-ups. But our favourite was the 85mm f/1.4. Its superb optical quality makes it perfect for half-body shots.   When you’re working in the controlled environment of a studio, your lighting is fixed, so there’s no point using the full or semi-automatic DSLR modes such as aperture priority. It’s best to switch to manual (M on the top dial), so the ambient light doesn’t mess with your exposure.     For most of these photos, we used an aperture of f/8 at 1/200 sec, as lenses tend to perform best around this aperture. Obviously, the exposure is created primarily by the aperture and the intensity of the flash, but you also want to ensure the shutter speed is fast enough to hand-hold your SLR – usually around 1/100 sec with a standard zoom lens. You also need to ensure you don’t go faster than the sync speed – this is the fastest speed you can use flash with.   In most photographic genres, a tripod is essential. However, in this situation, ditch it. You’ll be working with fast shutter speeds (1/200 sec ) with studio lights, so it’s unlikely that you’ll accidently create any camera shake by hand holding your DSLR. You’ll be able to move around the model freely, and you’ll quickly start producing more interesting shots.         Your first nude photography shoot   The studio’s lit, the model’s ready – now it’s time to get creative…   If you’re renting a studio and paying a model by the hour, you don’t want to waste time working out what to do next. Apart from stifling the creative process, it will make you look unprofessional. So have a plan. It doesn’t matter if you deviate from it, but have it in place before you start. Devise a workflow that, true to the description, flows. For example, if you plan to do three setups against a black background and two against a white, you only need to change the background once.   There’s nothing worse than having to spend hours in the digital darkroom removing unwanted marks. Perhaps the worst offenders are the marks imprinted on skin from elasticated underwear. They can take a while to disappear, so it’s best if your model arrives without wearing anything with tight elastic. An experienced model should know this. Make sure there’s a private area for your model to change and also that there’s a dressing gown so they feel comfortable between shots.     Composition tips   As with all types of photography, composition is the most important element for a successful fine art nude image. The same general rules of composition such as the rule of thirds can be applied to an art-nude shoot. It’s all about creating a sense of visual harmony in the frame. Look at the shapes that are being made by the light and the body. However, don’t be afraid to deviate from some of these rules too – it’s possible to create good images that don’t necessarily adhere to them.   The most important thing is to look through your camera’s viewfinder, scan the edges of the frame and really look at the shapes being made. The slightest change of angle can make a huge difference to the composition. Don’t be afraid to take plenty of photos and move around a little, varying the composition and angle of view in each one. Memory cards are relatively cheap these days.     Nude photography poses   Download our free nude photography posing guide – it has some great suggestions for getting started with key poses. But to get the best out of these, it’s good to understand a bit more about the theory of posing your model.   A good place to start is with the concept of ‘contrapposto’ posing. This term, borrowed from the art world, refers to the way the human body looks when the subject is standing with most of their weight on one foot – so their shoulders and arms  appear to ‘twist’ from the hips and legs.   Contrapposto crops up all the time; check out the pages of today’s fashion magazines or Michelangelo’s celebrated sculpture of David. Understanding the concept of contrapposto is key to creating pleasing poses; even if your image is going to be composed from the waist up, it’s still vitally important to pay attention to how your model’s feet are positioned. It can also be helpful to have your model wear heels because these will also force the upper body into a more curvaceous posture.   Conventions suggest that direct eye contact should be avoided when posing for an art-nude shoot. A direct gaze is often associated with racier glamour shots. However, rules are there to broken, and sometimes the direct gaze can work well.     Black and white nude photography   Mono is often used for fine art nude photography because the colour information can easily detract from the beauty in the lines, shapes, and textures of the subject. To help you visualise how your end images will look, switch the LCD on your DSLR to monochrome. This will enable you to see the images in black and white, which in turn will make it easier to see how the final images will look. It also makes it much easier to see what’s happening with your lighting.   As long as you shoot in RAW your original file will be unaffected by the mono setting because the image on the LCD is essentially a JPEG of your RAW file. This means that when you download your photos you’ll see the original colour versions. So should you have a change of heart you’ll still be able to make colour images. You also may be able to use this colour information when processing the files.     Abstracts and details   The art nude is a celebration of the shape and form of the human figure. Look for architectural shapes made by limbs and body curves. Focus in on specific parts of the body so you’re creating a near abstraction. Use one hard light to create strong shadows for more distinct abstract shapes in the curves and folds of the body. For our nude abstract above, we used a 60mm macro lens on our full-frame DSLR, which enabled us to get in nice and close to focus on details. Don’t be afraid to make radical crops in-camera such as totally cropping out the model’s head. Abstract photography is about shape, form and texture so it doesn’t matter if you can’t instantly recognise what the subject is.     Try high key nudes   There’s more to creating a good high key photo than just overexposing your shots. You need to artfully hang on to details in the highlight areas while pushing the tones as far as possible to the lighter end of the scale. Your histogram is the ideal tool to help you achieve this because you can see the tones on the graph. Ideally, you’ll need to expose as far to the right as you can without clipping. Your DSLR’s highlight-alert feature is perfect for giving you immediate feedback on clipped highlights. Turn it on.   To create the high key lighting effect, we used two large softboxes to light our model from above and below and a bright white backdrop lit with two additional lights. The risk of high key lighting is that the light tones of the model’s skin will blend with the light tones of the background. To separate the model from the background use black ‘flats’ (a large piece of something black – black card will do). Position them as close to the model as you can without getting them in the shot. The black will reflect on to the model creating a wonderful dark rim. In addition to separating the model from the background, this will also create a sculptural effect on body shapes.     Lovely Low key   Dark and moody low key lighting is synonymous with art-nude photography. The human form looks great set against a mysterious and rich dark background, while strong side lighting can add to the effect with beautiful shadows accentuating the curves and shapes of the body.   For strong shadows, set the lights slightly behind the model, pointing back towards the camera, it seems counterintuitive, but the results can be spectacular. Use your DSLR’s LCD to adjust the lights to suit the pose. You’ll notice instantly that the effect is more sculptural. As the lights are pointing in the direction of the camera there’s a risk of lens flare so attach a lens hood to help prevent it.   To create a rich black background a large piece of black velvet is ideal. The velvet absorbs light unlike other materials. If you don’t have access to a large velvet cloth, a roll of black background paper will work too – just check that it’s not reflecting any light and showing up as a washed-out black in your image.     Make the most of the power of suggestion   The art of nude photography is subtle, and often requires the photographer to suggest nudity rather than explicitly reveal it. It’s this that in part differentiates art nudes from glamour photography. The implied nude is mysterious and suggestive. Turning the model’s head so she’s looking away or into the distance is a great way to add a sense of mystery, or in the case of the low key photo below, crop it from the frame altogether. Use the model’s limbs to hide parts of the body.   Be inspired   Don’t shy away from looking at the masters of art-nude photography. Some seminal figures in the historyof photography include the likes of Edward Weston, Bill Brandt and Man Ray. Some more contemporary photographers such as John Swannell and Robert Mapplethorpe can also be inspirational. Don’t limit yourself to photography either. The nude has featured in art throughout history – a trip to an art gallery can spark off loads of ideas for both posing and lighting your model.     Nude photography model release   Finally, it’s really important that you are clear about what you intend to use the images for to avoid any misunderstanding. It’s good practice to get your model to fill in and sign a model-release form. It’s also a good idea to ask the model to bring proof of ID so you can verify their age. While the copyright of the images remains with you as the photographer, be clear about what the model can use them for too. If you’re working in exchange for services, it’s only reasonable to expect them to want to use the shots in their portfolios, and this usually means online galleries too. This is absolutely fair enough, but make sure you get a picture credit and if possible a link back to your site. It’s all about working together with your model to achieve the best results…      
    Aug 04, 2012 31155
  • 22 Jan 2013
      A very important aspect of modeling is getting exposure. A great way to get exposure is by building a brand and  a good way to build a brand is through a website. We've listed 5 great examples of websites featuring models from around the world.          5. Mandy Lange - Mandy-Lange.com (Website)     4. Emma Green - Emma-Green.com (Website) 3. Danica - DanicaOffical.com (Website) 2. Sheridyn Fisher - Sheridyn.com (Website) 1. Monika Schnarre - MonikaSchnarre.com (Website) Do you have a website? Let us know in the comments.
    20658 Posted by Deleted Member
  •   A very important aspect of modeling is getting exposure. A great way to get exposure is by building a brand and  a good way to build a brand is through a website. We've listed 5 great examples of websites featuring models from around the world.          5. Mandy Lange - Mandy-Lange.com (Website)     4. Emma Green - Emma-Green.com (Website) 3. Danica - DanicaOffical.com (Website) 2. Sheridyn Fisher - Sheridyn.com (Website) 1. Monika Schnarre - MonikaSchnarre.com (Website) Do you have a website? Let us know in the comments.
    Jan 22, 2013 20658
  • 27 Aug 2014
    Is Fashion All About Size Zero And Skinny Models?   How much you should eat to match with the present trend of the size zero? Well, the girls who are struggling hard to be a model has this question on the top of their list- reducing their food intake and become skinny and that is how one looks good in the fashionable clothes. But are you sure you are following the right trend? Don’t think so, because the established models have different thing to say- drastically reducing the eating habit and becoming anorexia will put your body to millions of health hazards than just looking good. The Fashion Industry- The Pretty BusinessThe fashion industry might look all glam and pretty business, but it isn’t until one has peeped inside intensely. The most controversial topic that is always making round is “the models”, particularly how they are young and how thin they are. It is one topic that continues with endless debate. There are several unpleasant truths behind it that are not acknowledged and surfaced publicly, though the picture pose is always pretty and pleasant. The Obsession OF Size “0”If you are healthy and strive to be a model with the size zero concepts in mind, you need to take the leap in a healthier way. According to the fashion community, the “Size Zero” means the woman has treated her body as a temple- dieting and working out smartly to get a beautiful figure. And that is the reason the size “0” clothing emphasizes the way the girl feel inside. The Trend Is ChangingTrue that “Size Zero” models are still in demand and look hot, but the tables are turning. People and fashion industry has for some time accepting the “curves”. The prominent designer labels have come ahead and have their shows done with the curvy models to showcase their talent. Before you take the plunge to become the model it is important to know what type of modelling interests you. There are quiet few choices from runway models, to commercial models to print focuses in the magazines, catalogue models and so on. You don’t have to be compulsorily size zero for these as the plus size modelling has made an impact in the recent years. No matter which area of modelling you choose to do – the basic criteria needs to be accomplished. The minimum height you will require is 5, 7” and your body weight accordingly. Get your portfolio done and send to the different modelling agencies as these are the right professionals who will be hiring you for the modelling job. Make sure that you pick the genuine ones as there are lot of spammers around that does the nasty job with your profile pics.
    9444 Posted by Demetrios Photography
  • Is Fashion All About Size Zero And Skinny Models?   How much you should eat to match with the present trend of the size zero? Well, the girls who are struggling hard to be a model has this question on the top of their list- reducing their food intake and become skinny and that is how one looks good in the fashionable clothes. But are you sure you are following the right trend? Don’t think so, because the established models have different thing to say- drastically reducing the eating habit and becoming anorexia will put your body to millions of health hazards than just looking good. The Fashion Industry- The Pretty BusinessThe fashion industry might look all glam and pretty business, but it isn’t until one has peeped inside intensely. The most controversial topic that is always making round is “the models”, particularly how they are young and how thin they are. It is one topic that continues with endless debate. There are several unpleasant truths behind it that are not acknowledged and surfaced publicly, though the picture pose is always pretty and pleasant. The Obsession OF Size “0”If you are healthy and strive to be a model with the size zero concepts in mind, you need to take the leap in a healthier way. According to the fashion community, the “Size Zero” means the woman has treated her body as a temple- dieting and working out smartly to get a beautiful figure. And that is the reason the size “0” clothing emphasizes the way the girl feel inside. The Trend Is ChangingTrue that “Size Zero” models are still in demand and look hot, but the tables are turning. People and fashion industry has for some time accepting the “curves”. The prominent designer labels have come ahead and have their shows done with the curvy models to showcase their talent. Before you take the plunge to become the model it is important to know what type of modelling interests you. There are quiet few choices from runway models, to commercial models to print focuses in the magazines, catalogue models and so on. You don’t have to be compulsorily size zero for these as the plus size modelling has made an impact in the recent years. No matter which area of modelling you choose to do – the basic criteria needs to be accomplished. The minimum height you will require is 5, 7” and your body weight accordingly. Get your portfolio done and send to the different modelling agencies as these are the right professionals who will be hiring you for the modelling job. Make sure that you pick the genuine ones as there are lot of spammers around that does the nasty job with your profile pics.
    Aug 27, 2014 9444
  • 09 Jan 2013
    I started modeling the traditional way; that is, going to an open call and getting accepted. My first agency was Ford Chicago. I was 15, 5'10", without an athletic build, and a supportive mom - perfect for modeling.   Ford was amazing and gave me many opportunites. With them, I was in several publications and magazine covers, one of which was Chicago Magazine. It really helped me to get out of my shell and gain confidence.    Since then, I have been with Wilhelmina and am currently with Click Models. :) It's been an amazing adventure and still is, to this day.   There are things to consider when you start off modeling:   - I only suggest going to open calls to get selected. Go to the very best agencies in your area. Do not submit photos online, as they are not taken as seriously. If you're serious about modeling, show up in person - even if it means driving a few hours or making a trip. After all, all of the modeling jobs will be near the agency. Are you ready to drive to castings and bookings in that area?   - If you're under 18, a parent must escourt you to every booking. If you don't have a supportive parent, you have to wait until you're over 18 to pursue it yourself.    - If you're under 21, you don't need to have professional pictures! You can simply go to an open call and have them look at you. The agency will set you up with photographers they want you to shoot with and you are guaranteed marketable pictures.   - If you're over 21, I would suggest having some professional pictures taken. At this point, you are getting older in the modeling world and, unless you have experience and/or photograph well, most likely the agents will not want to spend time developing you. So you must first develop yourself a bit.    - If you have a busy schedule, be prepared to only have modeling as a hobby. To have a modeling career, you need a very flexible schedule with time to take last minute casting calls or bookings. Also, especially when you first start out, be prepared to do a lot of shoots and shows for "exposure only".   - You're going to look the same, for a really long time. With modeling, you need to maintain one look. For example, I have long brunette hair. I cannot cut or color my hair without first asking for agency permission. Even if they grant me permission to change my hair, I'd have to then re-invest in new pictures for a new portfolio and comp card. The agency is marketing me as one look. Therefore, when they tell you how they want you to look - they mean it and you have to keep it that way. When I was 18, I went from blonde to brunette (my natural hair color changed, as I aged) so I know this first hand.     - Be prepared to invest. Modeling is an investment into yourself as a business - not a cheat sheet to get paid a lot of money really fast. Prepare to spend around a few grand on comp cards, photoshoots, clothes for your model bag, and the like - all before you get your first modeling job.    - Don't be shy. This sounds obvious but I mean it in terms of personality as well as your body. I have seen girls come into an agency and want to do "anything up to bikini/lingerie work". You need to be comfrotable and okay with showing your body up to those points. Of course, glamour modeling is a completely different avenue.    This covers the basics! Do let me know if you have any questions about getting started and I would be more than happy to help :)
    8178 Posted by Willow Model
  • I started modeling the traditional way; that is, going to an open call and getting accepted. My first agency was Ford Chicago. I was 15, 5'10", without an athletic build, and a supportive mom - perfect for modeling.   Ford was amazing and gave me many opportunites. With them, I was in several publications and magazine covers, one of which was Chicago Magazine. It really helped me to get out of my shell and gain confidence.    Since then, I have been with Wilhelmina and am currently with Click Models. :) It's been an amazing adventure and still is, to this day.   There are things to consider when you start off modeling:   - I only suggest going to open calls to get selected. Go to the very best agencies in your area. Do not submit photos online, as they are not taken as seriously. If you're serious about modeling, show up in person - even if it means driving a few hours or making a trip. After all, all of the modeling jobs will be near the agency. Are you ready to drive to castings and bookings in that area?   - If you're under 18, a parent must escourt you to every booking. If you don't have a supportive parent, you have to wait until you're over 18 to pursue it yourself.    - If you're under 21, you don't need to have professional pictures! You can simply go to an open call and have them look at you. The agency will set you up with photographers they want you to shoot with and you are guaranteed marketable pictures.   - If you're over 21, I would suggest having some professional pictures taken. At this point, you are getting older in the modeling world and, unless you have experience and/or photograph well, most likely the agents will not want to spend time developing you. So you must first develop yourself a bit.    - If you have a busy schedule, be prepared to only have modeling as a hobby. To have a modeling career, you need a very flexible schedule with time to take last minute casting calls or bookings. Also, especially when you first start out, be prepared to do a lot of shoots and shows for "exposure only".   - You're going to look the same, for a really long time. With modeling, you need to maintain one look. For example, I have long brunette hair. I cannot cut or color my hair without first asking for agency permission. Even if they grant me permission to change my hair, I'd have to then re-invest in new pictures for a new portfolio and comp card. The agency is marketing me as one look. Therefore, when they tell you how they want you to look - they mean it and you have to keep it that way. When I was 18, I went from blonde to brunette (my natural hair color changed, as I aged) so I know this first hand.     - Be prepared to invest. Modeling is an investment into yourself as a business - not a cheat sheet to get paid a lot of money really fast. Prepare to spend around a few grand on comp cards, photoshoots, clothes for your model bag, and the like - all before you get your first modeling job.    - Don't be shy. This sounds obvious but I mean it in terms of personality as well as your body. I have seen girls come into an agency and want to do "anything up to bikini/lingerie work". You need to be comfrotable and okay with showing your body up to those points. Of course, glamour modeling is a completely different avenue.    This covers the basics! Do let me know if you have any questions about getting started and I would be more than happy to help :)
    Jan 09, 2013 8178
  • 12 Feb 2013
      Basically, a mother agency is where you sign away your life! Just kidding, of course, but it is a serious contract that models should understand before signing onto one. A mother agency is the agency you sign a mother contract with.    A mother contract means that you can only be represented by the agency you're signing one with, unless you go through them for other representation (such as when you plan on traveling - they will set you up with an agency in that city). The benefit for them is that you are limited to just them and, when they place you with a different agency, they get some of the comission as well. In some cases, as well, a mother contract means that you can not book any work outside of the agency. This is a key point for us models.    This has a good side and a bad side for a model, depending on the agency. As a model, if you're signed with a word top agency (Ford, Elite, Wilhelmina, etc) and they are booking you enough work, it's great. You also have that saftey and they will do the work for you in getting you another agency if you travel or move. If that agency isn't working out, they are able to pull you out of the contract and find a better fit for you.   But if you're not with a world top agency or maybe you are and they aren't booking you enough work, it can be a pain to be so limited and stuck. If you're with a smaller agency in a smaller city, I'd say there's no real point in signing a mother contract with them. There are a lot of opportunities to make money modeling outside the agency. I myself book work with and without the agency. However, I'd say most world top agencies require you to sign a mother contract agreement, especially if it's your only agency. And if you're new to modeling and don't know the ins and outs of how to get outside agency work, then it's probably for the best to do that anyway. Start somewhere and develop your modeling career.   
    6864 Posted by Willow Model
  •   Basically, a mother agency is where you sign away your life! Just kidding, of course, but it is a serious contract that models should understand before signing onto one. A mother agency is the agency you sign a mother contract with.    A mother contract means that you can only be represented by the agency you're signing one with, unless you go through them for other representation (such as when you plan on traveling - they will set you up with an agency in that city). The benefit for them is that you are limited to just them and, when they place you with a different agency, they get some of the comission as well. In some cases, as well, a mother contract means that you can not book any work outside of the agency. This is a key point for us models.    This has a good side and a bad side for a model, depending on the agency. As a model, if you're signed with a word top agency (Ford, Elite, Wilhelmina, etc) and they are booking you enough work, it's great. You also have that saftey and they will do the work for you in getting you another agency if you travel or move. If that agency isn't working out, they are able to pull you out of the contract and find a better fit for you.   But if you're not with a world top agency or maybe you are and they aren't booking you enough work, it can be a pain to be so limited and stuck. If you're with a smaller agency in a smaller city, I'd say there's no real point in signing a mother contract with them. There are a lot of opportunities to make money modeling outside the agency. I myself book work with and without the agency. However, I'd say most world top agencies require you to sign a mother contract agreement, especially if it's your only agency. And if you're new to modeling and don't know the ins and outs of how to get outside agency work, then it's probably for the best to do that anyway. Start somewhere and develop your modeling career.   
    Feb 12, 2013 6864
  • 23 Jan 2013
    Yesterday we touched on 5 examples of great model websites. Today we're featuring 5 examples of great photographers websites.        5. Amyn Nasser - (ModelDesire Portfolio) (Website)         4. Lionel Mondesir - (Website)       3. Joel Contreras - (Website)       2. Thuy Tran - (Website)       1. MARCADRIANFOTO - (Website)       Know of any other great photographer websites or portfolios? Let us know in the comments section below!  
    3476 Posted by Deleted Member
  • Yesterday we touched on 5 examples of great model websites. Today we're featuring 5 examples of great photographers websites.        5. Amyn Nasser - (ModelDesire Portfolio) (Website)         4. Lionel Mondesir - (Website)       3. Joel Contreras - (Website)       2. Thuy Tran - (Website)       1. MARCADRIANFOTO - (Website)       Know of any other great photographer websites or portfolios? Let us know in the comments section below!  
    Jan 23, 2013 3476