Shot of the Day – Chicago Style Boudoir

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Billy Rood is one of Chicago’s most influential filmmaker and fashion photographer. His cinematic and ethereal imagery of fashion, beauty and portraits have a strong visual style, sophistication, energy and wit. His signature use of color and editing makes his artistry feel timeless while staying fresh, modern and unique. 

He is currently based in Chicago, with clients ranging from Miami, Los Angeles & New York for assignments.

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Shot of the Day – In The Back Seat

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This Shot of the Day provided by Jessica Tremp – Photographic Artist, Melbourne, VIC Australia.

‘When I was little I used to dream about being a dancer or that I could fly and that I would learn to speak the language of the animals in the forest or that of the most dramatic actor. With the click of a finger I’ve found a way to make these things come true’

Amazing Portrait Photography Blogs

We receive a tremendous amount of traffic from viewers looking for amazing portrait photography blogs;  looking for tips and examples of how to pose models, best cameras for portrait photography, and overall, how to shoot portrait photography.

Listed below are 5 amazing portrait photography blogs from our collection of user submitted sites. As always, we encourage everyone to use the link at the top of the page to submit your favorite photoblogs to be considered for feature posts, or just leave a comment at the end of each post.

The 5 amazing portrait photography blogs featured today include a wide of portraiture, from swimwear models to classic portraiture. Enjoy.

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Static photography was born out of a passion for all things photographic and a desire to share that passion with others. Capturing the world around us – be it people, architecture, shelves in bathrooms – excites us which is why we do it well.

Photographically we will not be constrained to any limits and that’s what keeps it exciting for us. We take advantage of everything digital technology has to offer us including the cost benefit for our clients, quick and easy viewing and eventblogging. We are also very aware of the limitations of digital at this point and as much of our style has evolved from both black and white film, as well as techniques such as cross-processing, we haven’t given up shooting good ol’ film either.

While our photography services are somewhat traditional – portraiture, commercial, fine art – our vision is not. See our various sections for more info.

We are committed to offering high-quality, professional photographic services for all of your memorable moments…

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Michelle Moore started her career as a band photographer in 2003, and has since shot many weddings, actors, senior portraits, models, and local events. Her focus is now on Fashion Editorials, and her boutique-style High School Senior Portraits. She brings you an experience like no other, and works only with a team of the best makeup artists, and stylists around.

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Jason Christopher is a fashion photographer based in Los Angeles California. His work has been described as Classic, romantic and clean. These are three qualities that make up a perfect image and Jason nails it every time.

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Portrait specialist Robert Seale offers behind the scenes stories, photographs, and lighting tips and tricks. Robert photographs people for advertising, annual reports, and magazines.

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Since receiving her BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in 1998, and then assisting for several years in Atlanta and New York, Christine Austin has worked exclusively as a commercial photographer and fine artist. Christine has many years of experience producing and directing large-scale commercial shoots.

Christine’s passions include beauty and fashion photography with an emphasis on concept and vision, dramatic lighting, and period-specific styling. Christine prides herself on having a keen eye for aesthetics and being someone that operates with integrity, knowledge, and grace.

Jef Harris Photography| Ottawa Canada

fashion photography canadaPhotographer Jef Harris brings his unique artistic style to the world of fashion photography. A music video producer, artist, as well as professional photographer, Jef’s portfolio is full of fresh and unpredictable imagery. Love the angles, use of light, and original compositions of Jef’s photography!

Here’s  a brief bio…. A 39 year old self taught artist of many many styles. I started out doing photography when I was young as well as painting watercolor. My first camera was a polariod instant camera. And my first drawing was of wolverine based on a drawing of Frank Miller. At 18 I got more deeply into the scene after seeing the band Skinny Puppy. After that is was all downhill. Over the last 7-10 years I’ve taken a more professional approach to my art, in painting and photography by incorporating my unique style and sticking to what I would like to see. I’m also deeply into the music scene, having made about a dozen low budget music videos, (you can see them all on my site), as well as a few movies. So among art I’ve thrown producing into the mix. And I must say, I’m having the time of my life. A short word about my work. As you maybe able to tell from my photos, when I work with a model who I get along with, I tend to stay with that model for long periods producing some of my best works. For they cease to be a model and become a partner.”

Alexandra Carr Photography| Color and Light

alexandra carr fine art fashion photographyFashion photographer Alexandra Carr …great use of color, command of lighting, unconventional composition, and in a word…intriguing. An awkward and unorthodox style of complexly constructed environmental portraiture featuring sexy models, unusual sets yielding striking results.

Posing 101 For Photographers and Models

great_model_photoWhether you want to become a professional photographer or model, learning the basics of posing are a must. Proper posing techniques should not only compliment the model’s body, but also be appropriate for the type of portrait and the intended use of the resulting photographs.

During a portrait session, the photographer is expected to have knowledge on proper posing techniques and to lead or direct the model for the poses wanted. While a subject may or may not have a great deal of experience modeling, it is up to the photographer to be able to understand and articulate the poses desired.

Photography Posing Secrets: A Resource For Posing A Model For The Camera

When just getting started photographing models, you will experience a great deal of trial and error. Many professional portrait photographers learned their craft through this method, as well as working with established professionals. One technique that has proven highly success for many photographers is to start by emulating the works of other seasoned photographers. While not copying, per se, the idea is to look at how other photographers have tackled similar subjects and learn from their techniques. Many photographers compile a “swipe file” or collection of images they like and study every aspect of the photographs…positioning of the head, what to do with the hands, how are the legs bents, where the toes are pointed, etc..I have found the use of the swipe file to be a highly effective training tool.

Review these great books on Fashion Photography
In addition to mastering posting techniques, variety is not only the spice of life, but also of a portfolio. Experimenting with a wide range of poses will give you more opportunities to creating the perfect photograph of your model. One great pose does not work for every model.

There are many books on the topic of model posing, many of which can be found in your local library or readily available online.

Here are some excellent sites on posing techniques:

Benji’s Studio Lighting and Posing Tutorial

Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photographers

The Essential Guide to Portrait Photography

Photographing a Beauty Headshot

Posing Techniques for Photographing Model Portfolios

Private Workshop with Fashion Photographer Jason Christopher

lingerie-womenLearn fashion photography from one of the top fashion photographers in Los Angeles…Jason Christopher….with his one on one… 2 day private workshop. I read all the bio and info pages from each photo blog I visit, and this is the first private workshop I’ve seen. What a great idea! He supplies the model, markup artist, lunch, and focuses on any aspect of photography you’d like to learn more about.