Since August 13th, the Tree of Life photograph has been viewed more half a million times on Facebook and Instagram. It’s been shared more than a quarter of a million times. For an artist, that kind of exposure is a good thing. Unfortunately, the photograph has also been taken and used without permission and in […]
How to Market Yourself as a Model: Portfolios, Books and Comp Cards.
My recent Casting Call gave me a fascinating, and eye opening, glimpse into the current world of models in Vancouver, especially those who are free lance or not represented by a mainstream agency. For a one day photo shoot worth approximately $2000, more than sixty models responded. Their experience ranged from less than a year […]
Some helpful hints on booking commercial work with a photographer.
Photographers are always going to want to work with models who make our jobs easier. I can’t speak for other photographers, but I’m happy to share my booking process with you. My first priority in any commercial shoot is making my client happy. In many cases, they’re working with an ad agency, so I’m trying […]
Are you ready for your nude photo shoot?
Cindy Crawford on posing nude; “The only things I’ve ever regretted were when my inner voice, or whatever you want to call it, told me one thing and I let other people talk over that. I’ve done a lot of nude pictures that I haven’t regretted. The ones I have regretted were the ones I […]
Let’s VOGUE! : Posing Tips for Models and Photographers
I work with new models and new photographers all the time. The one thing they all share in common is inexperience. And one of the biggest concerns they share in common is also the same, and it’s one I hear all the time, “Vince, I don’t know how to pose!”. The subtext for models who […]
The Photographer’s Pre-Post, Pre-Print, Pre-Publish Checklist.
For a photographer there are few things more satisfying than the creative process, whether bringing to life an image that you have imagined and pre-visualized, or capturing a revealing moment of the human condition or the world we live in with split-second timing because you had the foresight and planning to put yourself in a […]
Tips for Creating a Casting Call That Gets Results
A cursory glance through most photography forums and websites reveals that too many photographers exert minimal effort when it comes to crafting a casting call. Often times casting calls are too vague, revealing little if any information to models, or other creatives for whom it is intended (and who might otherwise be interested in shooting) […]
Tips from a Pro: Shooting Environmental or Landscape Nudes
So, you’d like to try your hand at nude photography. Most photographers, at some point in time after picking up a camera, ponder shooting the Nude. And they are in good company, artistically speaking, as the human form, the female figure in particular, has been the focal point of artistic endeavour since the dawn of […]
Portraits of Africa, the Stories Behind the Pictures
My latest black and white series, Portraits of Africa, was shot over the course of two back-to-back photo safaris that stretched over the months of August and September in 2010. During the course of my travels, I shot most extensively in South Africa and Botswana, but made several excursions into Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. My […]
It was near the very end of my stay in Africa that I took the photograph that would become, The Matriarch and interestingly, it was the image that would become the genesis for my series, Portraits of Africa. The end of my trip in effect, sparked the beginning of new journey in the editing process […]