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Tip for Models on getting hired

February 16, 2016 - Dear Models, I've been reading some books lately and I wanted to communicate something that will help you get hired. Be...
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There are no secrets to great lighting or photography -nsfw

January 27, 2016 - This is NSFW because I have included some recent images I made. There are no secrets here. Photography is quite simpl...
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Secret to Great Lighting Every Time

January 25, 2016 - The secret to great lighting every time is setting up lights, turning them on, and using lightstands to hold the lights.
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Collaborations Equal Growth

November 19, 2015 - This is a PSA of sorts. It's about collaborations between artists. Collaboration helps artists to grow. History is lit...
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November 06, 2015 - To: Photographers, Clients Headshot posing is a fine art. Like the proper mixture of spices, the correct temperatures...
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Location Scouting

May 27, 2015 - Why scout locations? Driving around aimlessly costs time and money. So we scout. Scouting to me is done with a left bra...
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What makes a good photographer?

August 18, 2014 - 1) Consistency. As photographers, before we knew we could, we on occasion could produce good shots but they were flukes...
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Book on Trafficking is done

April 24, 2014 - It's been roughly 1 1/2 years since I started the research project on sex trafficking and it's finally come to fruition.
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The Magic Formula

February 27, 2014 - This is a business topic. I've discussed in various journal entries in the past about the division between the administ...
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Mindset and other thoughts on Posing Nude

February 10, 2014 - Nudity is an interesting thing, throughout much of the history of the world, people were nude or mostly so. It has been...
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The Softer Side of Beauty

November 08, 2013 - It's no secret that my fashion flavored work tends toward darker themes and colors. And as I've said before, I often sh...
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October 11, 2013 - Propaganda, what is it? World English Dictionary defines it as the organized dissemination of information, allegations,...
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How I base my pricing

October 09, 2013 - Hello. When you contact a legitimate photography service you will notice a pricing difference between them and your wee...
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Art as a Business

September 09, 2013 - Art for our purposes is any creative exchangeable products (a photograph, MP3/FLAC, painting, etc.) or service (performa...
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Relative Importances on Portraits: Opinion Part 1

April 16, 2013 - What factors go into making a great portrait? These are the obvious ones: 1) The gear (required unless you want to pret...
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Eeking passed max flash sync speed (NSFW)

March 28, 2013 - Sorry for the somewhat boring "technical" post. I'm not a very technical guy. I do whatever works. Someone asks me a se...
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Purchasing Advice for Any Business or Start-up

March 25, 2013 - (Applicable to any business that is service based but requires equipment or tools to perform that service, ie, photograp...
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The Importance of Repetition

March 16, 2013 - Here are a few tidbits of information about learning: When learning anything it is best to do it over and over until yo...
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21 Recommendations on Living

March 04, 2013 - It's been exactly 1 month since my last posting here. I called it a hiatus. It was. I enjoyed it. I don't think I took...
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Do and Do Not: A Brief Note for Models

January 08, 2013 - A short collection of things to do and not do. Let's start with the negatives and get those out of the way. These are...
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Why Small Businesses Need Professional Photography

January 03, 2013 - I've started companies in the past and been part of forming companies and I'd like to share my experience and opinion on...
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How to Increase Your Safety (for Models) part 2

December 05, 2012 - Moving forward from Part 1 we come to the second installment covering: Part II. Security on Location Self-Defense It...
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How to Increase Your Safety (for Models) Part 1

December 02, 2012 - This short essay on security has primarily been written with female models in mind. But security as a subject is applica...
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Choosing the Right Photographer

November 21, 2012 - As a business person, I perceive what I think people are looking for when choosing a photographer, whether it's for a we...
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Advice for the budding photographer in all of us!

November 06, 2012 - Free advice. People rarely if ever take advice. And the photography industry is full of rogues and "only ones" who would...
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New Project: Raising awareness on the Sex Trafficking Issue

October 03, 2012 - I've now officially embarked on a new project which I hope will raise awareness on child sex trafficking and child porno...
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A Different Kind of Portrait

September 23, 2012 - The last time I wrote on the subject of shooting reptiles was in January of 2010. I haven't transferred that information...
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Beauty Itself

August 26, 2012 - What is Beauty? I use the word in a couple of places and I've come to realize that beauty has many definitions. One of...
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Getting Ready for a Portrait (for professionals)

August 17, 2012 - This quick blog piece is written for professionals coming for a business portrait or headshot. Here are some things you...
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Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Photographer - And Why?

July 09, 2012 - I saw this graphic floating around on Facebook. The popular social networking site seems to be meme and pic central. It...
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Simple Set-up for Controlled Macro

May 10, 2012 - I often enjoy sharing how I made a photo and in the last couple years I've started taking "behind the scenes" shots of t...
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Excursion for the Moon

May 07, 2012 - I've always been fascinated by the moon. Clear back when I shot film and even now. This was last year's super moon. Tha...
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Models and Clients: Pre-Photo Shoot Recommendations

April 15, 2012 - As a photographer, I have two styles. A "run and gun" mode which includes impromptu portraits on the street, event photo...
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Body Painting Behind the Scenes

March 09, 2012 - So I am brand new to video. Brand spanking new. I don't know that I will ever be a "videographer" but it's kind of fun...
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3 Days with Sue

March 06, 2012 - Hi folks! I just got done watching Sue Bryce's workshop at CreativeLive. I wanted to chime in on the utter greatness of...
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Reciprocals: The math of apertures and shutter speeds

March 05, 2012 - Aperture and shutter speed relate to one another and have an effect on the exposure of an image. If you put your camera...
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