Category Archives: Special Episode

118 Listener Questions

(17:43) The Pod people are revealed in this episode, you can actually watch Shawna and Ron do their podcasting thing in this video episode.

We answer your questions this week.

Listener Question:
“How do you know when a project is finished? Not a single shoot, where the goal
is usually clear, but a collective, like William Wegman and his dogs, Avedon’s
portraits against a white background, etc.”

Steve wrote:
I have started to hire models for regular studio photoshoots but have a question
about payment etiquette. Normally my shoots have been about 2-3 hours, but for
the first 30-45 minutes the model is usually putting on makeup & getting
dressed. Up to this point and as a rule I started the clock when the model
shows up. In the modeling profession is it expected the rate is based on the
arrival time, or the time the model is ready to start shooting. I’m definitely
not cheap, but I wanted to know if there is an excepted practice. Nice podcast,
keep up the excellent work.

A model
“Can I see all the images from the shoot? Not just the good ones?”

Exploring a Theme

Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists

115 Mike Roberts Portfolio Review

(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



Mike Robert’s Portfolio
The forum post that started it all.

111 – Weeee’rrrre Back!

$6,000,000 Man and Bionic Woman
$6,000,000 Man and Bionic Woman
(20:25) And Shawna is punchy. But not in the way that leaves Ron bloody at the end of the show. Find out what she’s been doing during our break that has made her funny all the time. We also talked about changes that are coming to Photographer and Model from Ron.

The biggest change is the opening of the Photographer and Model Community Forum. When I started this whole model photography journey, I started on a forum.

These days it doesn’t seem there are any good forums for model photographers. I was talking to my studio partners and they were thinking the same thing. There are a lot of photography forums out there and many may have a model photography section, but nothing dedicated to just photographers who shoot models.

And is there anywhere that models and photographers interact? That was one of the things I really like back in the day was experienced models would give their feedback on my images and my portfolio. It helped.

We here at P&M are uniquely set up to create that kind of place, and so the Photographer and Model Community Forum is born. Go check it out and introduce yourself. Like all new forums it is a little barren right now, but that will change quickly.

Should we post when we book someone for the show? Answer that in the forums, because comments are now gone.


The Six Million Dollar Man
The Bionic Woman
The Wishbook
The Woman in Black
Harry Potter
Garage Glamour
How I Became a Glamour Photographer
Houston Skyline Studio
30 Day Trial TED Talk
Zoe Saldana, Uhura & Columbiana
Star Trek
Bourne movies
Jet Lee – Lethal Weapon 4
Ra’s al Ghul
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight Rises
Upstart Filmworks

Listener Questions

Post them to the forums or go to contact form.
Don’t forget to post it in Latin for Shawna

Ep 108 – Travel Shooting

This week, Ron & Shawna discuss how to plan for a shoot when traveling for pleasure or for work. Good advice to make certain that when on location, in an unfamiliar place, you can still create beautiful images of beautiful models.

Ep 104 – The End of Season Two

Photographer and Model stepped up the podcast with Season Two. Aside from the usual exciting interviews, we brought you more special episodes, an epic 100th show, and a ton of surprise tidbits. Now we are sure you are asking, “Where could Photographer and Model possibly go from here in Season Three?” Episode 104 has your answer!

Ep 99 – The Retrospective

As we near the Epic 100th episode of the podcast, we cannot forget some of our favorite moments that have brought us here. Photographer and Model give you: The Retrospective!

Some of the people who appear in this episode, Bob Warren, Baily Devonish, Alan Rencher, Cyan Banister, Amy Dunn, Willow, Isobel Wren, Cordial Lee, Jimmy D, Lauren Vickers, Dean Karr, Andy Silver, Mosh, Natasha Epperson, and James Wiseman.

97 – The Making of

Every week Photographer and Model brings you another podcast neatly wrapped in a cyber bow, but how on earth do we do it? Well, one thing is for sure, it is much more complicated than blah-blah-ing with awesome guests and pressing “record.” For all of our guests that have asked how this crazy operation works, here is your answer!


Ron’s Free Photography Mini Course

Ep 95 – Portfolio Essentials

Your portfolio. It’s not something to be taken lightly. It is the first thing anyone will see when they want to get a sense of what you can do. Keeping that in mind, Ron and Shawna thought they might share with you what they consider to be some ‘portfolio essentials.’ Plug in and compare notes!


Ron’s Free Photography Mini Course

Ep 92 – What Does TFP really cost?

They say the best things in life are free, but does that include TFP? Well, perhaps not if you consider that TFP does not equal “FREE.” Ask any photographer or model and they will tell you that each party makes an investment, but how is that investment quantified? Leave it to Ron and Shawna to enlighten you!

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