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Gallery Show

October 17, 2012 Featured
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After moving from Houston to Abilene I started looking for a way to connect with other photographers in the area and ended up joining the West Texas Photographic Society. This group has been around for decades and has monthly meetings that alternate between instruction and photography contests. They also have an annual show at the […]

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116 Photog Paul Manoian

November 3, 2011 Featured
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(16:20) Michigan photographer Paul Manoian started out in portraits and moved into model photography. Listen to him talk about that change and how working with models is different. He also give tips on getting into secret places. In the banter we talk about movies we’ve walked out on. Paul’s Website Listener Questions None Mentions The […]

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115 Mike Roberts Portfolio Review

October 27, 2011 Featured

(21:17) We created a video of Shawna and I critiquing Mike Robert’s Model Mayhem portfolio. Something a little different. We tried to be nice, but Shawna had to do a voice imitation. You want to check this out. Listener Questions None…..Again. Mentions Mike Robert’s Portfolio The forum post that started it all. Get complete information […]

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White Balance Trick: Tungsten and Natural Light

September 10, 2011 Featured

Thursday I had a comercial shoot during the day at the studio and needed to be somewhere downtown in the evening so I decided I’d just hang out at the studio while one of my partners shot. Bob Warren was shooting traveling model Hollis Ireland that evening and invited me to come along. He planned […]

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How-To Build a Cyclorama Photo Studio

July 29, 2011 Featured

I’ve always called a cyclorama an infinity wall. It is a white background that curves as the bottom so you can’t see where the floor ends and the wall begins. There is no line there. Here’s a great video on how to build one. This is no simple project. They really build not only the […]

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PS Tutorial Video On How To Add Bubbles

February 22, 2010 Featured

This is a quick Photoshop Tutorial video I made to show you how to graft anything with a black background on to another image. I learned the technique when Andy Silvers mentioned it during his podcast episode. Mentioned: Model Britt Model Zinn Star

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Exploring a Theme

January 11, 2010 Featured

Sometimes one shoot isn’t enough to really get what you wanted. You come up with a cool idea and then do it, but you know it could be better, or you could do something a little different. The obvious solution is to shoot it again. In one sense that seems like you are shooting the […]

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How To Not Seem Creepy When Communicating With Models

January 4, 2010 Featured
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We talked previously about how to approach “models” in the real world and now I wanted to talk about how not to seem creepy. This isn’t an easy to write about because what creeps a woman out varies from woman to woman and model to model. I think the models who are most successful are […]

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My Favorite Images 2009

December 21, 2009 Featured

At the end of every year I go back through all of my images and pick the 10 I liked the best. I’m going to be posting those images over the next 10 days or so. It is an interesting exercise. Kind of like preparing a print portfolio. You get a real feel for exactly […]

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Model Photography: What is It?

December 14, 2009 Featured

Model Photography is the focus of everything we do at Photographer and Model, so I thought I should write a little about what it is. At the most basic level, model photography is about creating images of models. There are lots of kinds of photography and we generally define them by what the subjects of […]

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