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Portraits from MyAlternative Magazine

Model: digitaliss demiwolf
Instagram: @digitalissdemiwolf
Photographer: rob neal
Instagram: @rob_neal_photographer
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Model: selina hall
Instagram: @_soulbeautiful
Photographer: rachel mehan
Instagram: @ladymehanphoto
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Model: allie valentine
Instagram: @bellamuerta
Photographer: rachel mehan
Instagram: @ladymehanphoto
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Model: sam howlett
Instagram: @samhowlett
Photographer: rachel mehan
Instagram: @ladymehanphoto
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Model: gwen anastasia
Instagram: @hairmetalx
Photographer: william joseph photography
Instagram: @williamjosephphotography
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Portraits from MyAlternative Magazine

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Mastering the Model Shoot: Everything a Photographer Needs to Know Before, During, and After the Shoot

For the first time ever, world-famous photographer and fashion lighting instructor Frank Doorhof takes you behind the scenes to reveal every step of his model-photography workflow–the same workflow that has made him a hero to photographers around the world thanks to his practical, budget conscious, no-nonsense approach.

In this groundbreaking book, Frank starts right at the beginning with how to find models, find great locations, work with backgrounds (you’ll be amazed at his tricks for creating stunning backgrounds for just a few bucks), and work by yourself or with a team (stylist, hair stylist, and makeup artist) to create an image that will get your photography noticed. Then, it’s on to an in-depth look at the lighting setups and looks that made Frank famous (complete with diagrams and detailed explanations).

You’ll see how Frank lights his images (you’ll be shocked at how simple most of his lighting setups are and you’ll be able to create these same setups yourself), plus he covers the critical little stuff nobody else is talking about, including: how to calibrate your monitor (and why it’s so important); how to use a color target to nail your color every single time; and why (and how) to use a light meter to get consistent, reproducible lighting each and every shoot.

Frank also shares his own retouching techniques through step-by-step tutorials, and he takes you from start to finish through a number of different looks so you can see exactly how it’s done, and recreate these same looks yourself. If you’ve ever wished there was one book that covers it all, the whole process of photographing models from start to finish, not leaving anything out, then this is the book for you.

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Mastering the Model Shoot: Everything a Photographer Needs to Know Before, During, and After the Shoot

by Frank Doorhof

Portraits by Erica Rockabella Lundin

Before I got behind the camera, I was standing in front of the camera as a model. I thought it was really fun, but I did not feel that I got an outlet for my own creativity and ideas. So I finally decided to get my own camera and started shooting and I loved it. I started shooting 8 years ago now, and I still have the same passion and love for photography today as then.

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more by Erica Rockabella Lundin
in Modellenland Magazine

Luxury and Fashion

Arcadius Mauritz is one of the most inspiring polish experienced & recognized photographer & filmmaker working regularly with polish celebrities. Published locally (InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Gala) and globally (Practical Photoshop UK, IT, PL, BLUR Magazine, Fashion World Magazine, Vegan Italy…). Successfully mixes artistic mood with pinch of luxury and fashion, and focusing a lot on features of beauty of his models. Great supporter of simplicity. Particularly talented in communication skills. His models underline his ability to come into real bond with them within very short time, creating warm and one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

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Luxury and Fashion
by Arcadius Mauritz

more in Camerapixo

Find your Muse

Professional photographer Sean Archer reveals the difficulties faced while searching for the perfect model.

There’s a question I get every day: “Where do you get all these models? Where do you ind these gorgeous girls?” This is the most popular question at my workshops. A few days ago, I asked my followers on Instagram what the most dificult part is for them as portrait photographers – and again, the most popular answer was ‘inding models’. More than 70 per cent chose this one. So it’s a real problem.

This is because the term ‘model’ often refers to a highly attractive, extremely photogenic young girl. When you work with such models you can get a lot of good-looking – and probably popular – shots. But I believe that popularity is secondary. Ahead of that, you have to be a good portrait photographer; and to be good, you have to train with real people around you – with a lot of different people.

Five years ago I started to work with my friends – because who else will pose for you if you’re an absolute beginner and don’t have a portfolio? Of course, my first shots were bad. We all have to start somewhere. After three months, I realised how to use natural light, understood camera settings and found a good way of post-processing. And again, I asked my friends to pose for me. They didn’t complain – usually the photo shoot is a lot of fun – and the quality of my work rose a lot. My friends were happy to upload my portraits to their Facebook and Instagram profiles.

That was the turning point. A lot of people started to ask them who the photographer was – they found out it was me, and that I worked for free. Yes, photography is my passion and I was ready to work for free. Really, I never thought about money at all, and I worked for free for my irst two years, shooting anybody who wanted to do it. Absolutely anybody – male, female, different ages, weights and heights. It was a great experience for me. I would say it was necessary for me to grow as a portrait photographer.

I know it’s much easier to make good portraits of attractive and photogenic professional models – but if you’re really good, you can make a good portrait of real people around you. So don’t wait for the perfect model: they are already around you. Work with people you’re comfortable with: your friends, girlfriend, boyfriend, parents, children – anyone. Learn light and camera settings, posing and postproduction, composition and colour, then try to make it better every time.

Your skills are more important than everything else. That’s for sure.

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Find your Muse
Professional photographer Sean Archer reveals the difficulties faced while searching for the perfect model.

via Digital Photographer – Issue 189

Balance | Ingo Kremmel

Born in the lap of a vast Lake Constance in Austria, Ingo was introduced to the world of photography as a male model at the age of 18. His towering good looks made him a favorite subject of many famous photographers.

In his professional career, Ingo studied in the field of Quality Control and trained as a professional chef. But with the dawn of the age of the digital SLR, Ingo decided to pursue his passion and purchased his first camera.

Ingo and Jacky Liebe, his partner, started creating incredible images, sometimes doubling as models for their own shoots. His work with Jacky led to the creation of Schaman Photo Design (his professional brand) where they strive to create and capture beauty in every way possible.

When asked about his passion, Ingo said, “For me photography is a great balancer and it fulfills me emotionally and creatively. Nothing in life comes by chance, you have to stay focused on your goals. Originality is the secret sauce to every photographer’s success and having a great team is what makes an image great. An image is only as good as the idea behind it.The image always has the last word!”

He likes to work in bad weather to create something different and that’s what his images are famous for. Each of his images tells a story and engages the viewer while stimulating their senses. He has been a member of the Professional Association of Austrian Artists for about 3 years now and regularly conducts workshops to teach new photographers different styles.

Ingo Kremmel Photography
via Chiiz Magazine

Braxton Photography

Braxton Photography Magazine

Stephanie Horner by Koeal Braxton
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Norma Jeane Madrid by Koeal Braxton
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Delilah Carter by Koeal Braxton
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Audrey Kelly by Koeal Braxton
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“This first edition includes 70+ pages of UNRELEASED and new content all taken by myself, Koeal Braxton from sessions throughout the year of 2016. I had the pleasure of working with awe-inspiring Makeup-Artists and Multi-Talented models and the 2016 Physique World champion. Every session is a team effort and together we made a HUGE contribution in the development of some of the most creative and well established images that I have taken as a Photographer.”

Braxton Photography Magazine
via Koeal Braxton Photography