Model Eugenya : Patience

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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”. Eugenya is also a life-drawing, painting model and so can hold …

Graciela Martinez Part 1

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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 with some thoughts on working …

The Return of Jessica

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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. “Thanks! They look great” -Jessica This turned out to be a long session – …

Art and the Artist

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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 wonderful Andrea Nechita. Andrea Nechita …

Perils and Pitfalls – Working with new and amateur models. Part 2 : Quantity vs Quality

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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 were so… If you visit …

Perils and Pitfalls – Working with new and amateur models. Part I : The Flake

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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 is beautiful.  End of story.  …

Light and Dark : Mixing it up to get what you need.

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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 are so darn smooth you’ll …

What is TFP?

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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 what you’re expected to bring …

Maria at BBImagery : Mood boards, Set Plans and Post Production

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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 / brainstorming with Microsoft’s MoodBoard (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/1d38121c-ee72-488d-846d-8a396541eff6/) …

Eugenya at BBImagery Studios

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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 to work with different, creative …

Sarah Scheffer in Business Suit

Actor Sarah Scheffer at BBImagery

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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 have anything suitable. She was …