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How to Get the Best Model Headshots for Your Career

We recently covered how to find, evaluate, and select a good headshot photographer. In this article, we look at the type of photos you should get, what to wear, and working with photographers.

Model Headshots | Los Angeles
Model: Sara Murphy; Photographer: TheLightCommittee

What Types of Modeling Photos Should You Get

At the very least, get close-up headshots and you can generally consider getting a beauty headshot or commercial headshot. A beauty headshot is precisely as its name indicates – where you’re trying to showcase your beauty. Equally, a commercial headshot is also as the name indicates – one where you showcase how you might appear for a common commercial ad.

You will also need a full-length body shot, at least one in a swimsuit. You might also opt for the second one in an outfit. Try to make the outfit lean on tighter-fitting so the shape of your body shows. Read the rest, published on Model Mayhem.

Court Ruling: It’s Now Easier to Claim Fair Use for Copyrighted Photos and Get Away With It

Let’s take a look at this astounding court decision. First, some background… A company that organizes a film festival took a cropped version of a photographer’s photo and posted it to their website. The suit states the website is a reference guide for filmmakers to have information about the local area where the film festival is to take place, such as things to do and lodging. Continue reading

Photographers Are So Underappreciated and, Thinking Now of the D850

I will probably always get irked by stories like this, where photographers are clearly undervalued and often taken advantage of. To quickly summarize, a photographer gets a gig with a magazine to photograph a band. A record label later takes the photos off the magazine website for their own use and then things get nasty. Continue reading

Studio Lighting vs. Natural Light, the Vacation Camera, and More

Studio Lighting vs. Natural Light

It’s an old argument amongst photographers. Which is better, studio lighting or natural light? To me, the strengths and advantages of studio lighting are easily noticeable. However, both have their place and there are occasions when natural light might be preferred. But, in most cases, studio lighting will just make photos pop much more. Or, at least it provides you more control to make it happen. Continue reading

TLC Thoughts: More Than a Photographer, Mirrorless Craze, Battery Power

Those in Search of Photographers Often Need More

It’s true that more and more, companies are looking for more from their photographers. They don’t just want you to show up, set up and snap. Probably 4 out of 5 companies I speak with want me to bring more to the table. But, what could that mean? Continue reading

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