These days, when anyone can take professional-looking photos with a digital camera, how do you make your portfolio stand out?
One of the best ways is with good art modeling. Allow me to explain what I mean by that term.
Art Modeling: A model who poses in a way that enhances the natural beauty of the subject and brings out its best qualities.
A bit cryptic, I know, but it means something more than just standing there and looking pretty. A good art model does not necessarily have to be a professional model and does not even have to be a model at all (although I will use this term here to refer to those who choose to earn money from their modeling).
For example, if you are photographing flowers or jewelry, a good art model will have an understanding of color theory and composition that allows her/him to place the subject in a visually interesting way within the frame of the photo. A good art model will also be able to create interesting lighting effects so that your photos are not flat and boring. In other words, they need to know how light works on the body.
A great art model knows how clothing works on the body — how different colors, patterns, textures and styles enhance or detract from form. She/
The art modeling business is not as lucrative as some other forms of modeling, but it is one of the easiest to break into. There are some things you can do to help make your photos stand out from the crowd.
The best way to get started in the art business is to make sure that you have a portfolio. Before you begin you need to know what kinds of photos are in demand and what kinds of photos will land you a job. You should also know how much experience is necessary for the type of model that you want to be.
Barely Legal Magazine- This magazine is known for its young models. These girls are 18 or younger, and they are photographed in provocative poses. The young models usually wear very little clothing, or they are nude. Since this kind of magazine focuses on women who haven’t yet had their breasts developed, they will usually wear pasties over their nipples and use body paint instead of underwear. If you have never modeled before, then this kind of magazine will probably be the most likely place you will find work.
This type of photography is usually done outdoors and in natural settings. If you have your own backyard with a nice lawn, then this would be a good place for your photo shoot. If not, then find a
Many of these tips are common sense and can be used by beginners and professionals alike. Some of the tricks I learned from my personal experience as a photographer and model. Others were shared with me by fellow photographers and models, and I hope that mine can do the same for those who read this blog. I have also included some links to other blogs and websites which feature in depth information on certain areas of interest.
TIP 1: Find your niche
This is the most important tip I can give anyone new to modeling or photography: find your niche! By this I mean look around at other people’s portfolios, see what they do, what they specialize in, and go out of your way to do something different! Clients don’t want to see the same thing everyone else has done over and over again. They want something new, exciting, fresh!
This may seem like a hard task, but it really isn’t that hard to do. If you find yourself taking quite a lot of photos within one particular area (i.e bokeh shots) then try branching out more into another area (i.e people shots). Soon you will have created your little niche!
TIP 2: Location! Location! Location!
Location is everything when it comes
For many photographers, the number one thing that separates their photos from the rest is their model. A high-quality model can really make any photographer’s portfolio stand out. In this article I’ll focus on what it takes to be a great model and how to find photo shoots that your work can be featured in.
People are getting more and more into photography these days. In order to make your work stand out from the crowd, you will need to learn some tricks of the trade. One of the most important things when starting out is to find a niche.
The best way to do this is to find a model that you enjoy working with and build a portfolio around her. Your work will be better, your shots will be more consistent, and it will give your models some extra attention. You can also take pictures of places you visit or things you like to do, but having a model in the picture makes for a much stronger image
Although I love the art of photography, I have never been a professional photographer. As such, I am an amateur with almost no knowledge or experience in the art of creating a quality photograph. Though I’m grateful that other people with more experience than me have put together such an amazing resource, it was written with professionals in mind and is not very useful to beginners like myself.
By this point you may be wondering why I even bothered reviewing this book. After all, if I wasn’t a professional photographer, what could this book possible offer me? Well, as a matter of fact, there were some very useful tidbits in here that I picked up on my own or learned from other sources that are mentioned in the book. The most helpful chapters for me were Chapters 3 and 8. In Chapter 3 “Reading a Composition,” Mr. Masters explains how to choose your angles and backgrounds in order to create greater visual interest and thus make your photographs more appealing to viewers. In Chapter 8 “Composing Your Shot,” he suggests ways to pose your models so that they’ll look their best and make it easy for you to take a successful picture.
The most important thing to remember when taking photos is: think about what you’re doing! It’s way too easy to just