Month

March 2015

Ep 15: Fabulous darling! How to break into fashion photography

You’ll get an insider’s look into how to break into the fashion industry. It’s everything you need to know about designers, trends, networking, air kisses, your portfolio and your competition. It’s a step-by-step guide on what it takes to photograph the next generation of Zoolanders. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Reminiscing thanks to the 30th anniversary of Neighbours Shoutouts to Amanda Attard and Michael W. Dodge! What kind of fashion photography is there? Advertising Editorial Catalogue/look book Know your fashion history, designers and styles Fashion bloggers http://instagram.com/sticks_and_stones_agency http://www.theblondesalad.com/ http://tommyton.tumblr.com/ http://www.manrepeller.com/ http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/Indie mags: Russh, Oyster, Yen Mainstream mags: Elle, Vogue and Grazia The benefits of assisting Why you should shoot models’ portfolios Master fashion lighting and retouching Target a few magazines you want to shoot...

Productivity hack – peppermint oil

Did you know that placing a drop of peppermint essential oil on the palm of your hands helps improve concentration and mental sharpness? I’ve been using it every time I have a retouching session or need to write for extended periods. It totally works. Another great hack is to add it to your hand wash in the bathroom so you get an extra hit every time you wash your hands.

Excuse me, you’re in my shot

Excuse me, you’re in my shot Last month I finally got to visit and photograph one of the most famous monuments in the world, excluding Kim Kardashian’s butt of course. The monument I’m talking about is The Taj Mahal, India. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to many of the most iconic monuments in the world and The Taj is definitely worth the trip. I was totally blown away by the scale and beauty of the place and just like all the other monuments of the world I’ve visited I had “the shot” in mind that I wanted to get. Unfortunately there were approximately 27,000 other people who also wanted to get “the shot” at the same time as me. Suddenly I found myself in a paparazzi scrum jostling for position. I wondered if a press call to photograph KK’s rear end might have been an easier gig. The most...

Ep 14: Lighting explained without the need for a science degree

In this episode, we discuss what you need to know when using the right light for your shots. Whether you’re shooting in daylight, shade, partial cover or indoors, you’ll discover the tips and tricks and will make your images pop. From mood shoots to sunny skies, you’ll learn the steps you need to take to become a lighting pro. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Children And Animals Cuddle In Cute Photoshoots By Russian Photographer Elena Karneeva Bared Footwear Competition #ginachallenge Light How light behaves Just the facts, ma’am. – Sgt Joe Friday, Dragnet Simply put… All light is the same. It just comes in different colors and strengths, just like milk. The basics of light are the same. The smaller the light source, the...

Ep 13: Houston we have a problem – The biggest photography blunders and how to avoid them

It can happen to you. So don’t make these mistakes with your photography. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Things you should never say to a photographer Digital Grey Card So you want to be a photographer on Google+ Chances of success: 0% I WON’T 10% I CAN’T 20% I DON’T KNOW HOW 30% I WISH I COULD 40% I WANT TO 50% I THINK I MIGHT 60% I MIGHT 70% I THINK I CAN 80% I CAN 90% I AM 100% I DID Biggest photography mistakes and how to fix them Camera shake/ poor focus Loose composition –subject too far away Poor lighting Using flash on camera incorrectly Uncomfortable models Stuff growing out of the back of people’s heads Clenched fists Gearaholic Camera angle...

Ep 12: How to give good head shot

Whether you’re shooting a head shot of an actor, model, CEO – and everyone in between – we break down the steps you need to take to create magic with your picture. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Photoshop turns 25 Brene brown + Chase Jarvis The man in the arena by Theodore Roosevelt “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;...

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