A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to collaborate with a model by the name Eugenya and she remains one of my all-time favourite models for a number of reasons, primarily though Eugenya has “posing patience”. Perhaps I should elaborate what I mean when I say “posing patience”. [...]
Where should I begin with Graciela (or Grace as I know her); she’s a terrific model of course, but also a very talented actor. Grace is originally from beautiful Ecuador and then lived in Spain but now resides in Toronto, Ontario. I first saw Grace on her Model Mayhem profile (link below). She approached me [...]
This was the second time I had worked with Jessica Lehmann. The first time was at my studio on Mainway in Burlington, Ontario. Jessica had helped us produce some great images, showing her great skills not only as a model but also as a Yoga enthusiast. Jessica's first session at BBImagery. “Thanks! They look great” [...]
One of the great pleasures about having a purely creative session is that it affords me (the photographer) the ability to experiment. Without experimentation there is no discovery and without discovery there is no growth. When you get to meet and photograph another creative soul, the sessions can be intoxicating. One such soul is the [...]
See Also : Part 1 : The Flake It sounds like a win-win situation. Model needs images, photographer needs images, both have the time, energy, equipment to make it happen. Let's get these two together and life is beautiful. End of story. Happily ever after and all that... couldn't be easier right? I wish it [...]
Note : I am writing these articles from the perspective of the photographer. Flakes can be photographers, models or in fact any member of a team. It sounds like a win-win situation. Model needs images, photographer needs images, both have the time, energy, equipment to make it happen. Let's get these two together and life [...]
This is the story of how two people helped each other out, both got what they needed and both walked away happy. If you're looking for a twist in the story, a climactic ending of biblical proportions, well, there ain't one, no seriously, things started off smoothly and only got smoother. By the end, things [...]
TFP seems to be shrouded in mystery, yet it's actually quite straightforward. But ask a dozen photographers or models about TFP and you're likely to get a dozen different answers. It's a loose term and it means different things to different people. So before you sign up for a TFP session, how can you know [...]
I had the pleasure of working with Maria at my studio in Burlington, Ontario recently. Maria responded to one of my castings for a model to collaborate with me on a series of B&W / Dark Glam images. For this particular session, I was trying three new approaches to my sessions. Mood Boards Pre-planning / [...]
We had the pleasure of working with Jessica from Cambridge, Ontario at our studio recently. We decided to do a mixed set, some traditional headshots, some glamour and some more creative elements, particularly as Jessica is into Yoga. You can see a sample of the results below.
Part 1 of a 2 part blog post about how BBImagery typically goes from inspiration to final production for a modelling session. Items discussed include original inspiration, putting together a casting, handling communication.
[dropcap] I [/dropcap]'ve worked with KPKate (web site) on numerous occasions, we started working together in 2013 and I've invited her back several times to collaborate with me on ideas and to build our portfolios. No two sessions are the same and for our last outing, we had concepts in mind ranging from edgey to [...]
I mentioned in a previous post how I like to run creative sessions as a counterpoint to my headshot photography business. Sometimes it's just a free-for-all session, with little planning. But sometimes there's a plan and sometimes where there's a plan, you need a plan B. Such was the case when I put out a [...]
You know once in a while I like to work on personal projects. A majority of my creative work is still portrait in nature but these projects allow me to experiment with different lighting, different posing and other elements of composition which simply wouldn't be acceptable with client work. It also affords me the opportunity [...]
We had an interesting call a few days before Christmas. Actor Sarah Scheffer was looking for some headshots for her agency InVision Artists. She still wanted two looks, but two completely different looks - business and 'quirky'. Sarah went on to explain that she was hoping to land more business-related roles and her portfolio didn't [...]