Ron Eggers

Photographer Male Costa Mesa, California, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/RonEggers
Mayhem # 12170

About Me

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COMMERCIAL, EDITORIAL & STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

* LIFESTYLES * TRAVEL * FASHION * SPORTS * RECREATION *

All Images Copyrighted - © Ron Eggers 2014

I've got extensive fashion photography experience, including a lot of runway coverage, such as LA, Orange County and Las Vegas Fashion Weeks. I've also done a considerable amount of studio work, but I prefer creative location work.

I've stopped doing full time editorial work, but I still handle occasional editorial assignments and do some commercial work, if it ties into what I'm working on. I'm spending a lot of time working on personal projects and adding to my stock image library.

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ONGOING PROJECTS

There are various projects that I'm working on, on an ongoing basis, including:

* a Sheer Beauty series (working with sheer/lacy/translucent clothing and long flowing materials);

* a Beach/California Lifestyles series (preferably in dramatic, unusual coastal locations);

* an Underwater Series (I'm always looking for access to private heated pools);

* an Iconic LA/Urban series;

* an On the Road/Highways and Byways series;

* a Junior Recreational Activities series; and

* a Desert Sands series.

I'm always looking for interesting locations and unusual concepts, so if you have an idea that might result in great images, hit me up.

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BACKGROUND

I've spent most of my career handling a wide variety of editorial assignments, some involving models, some not. I got my first job on a daily newspaper more than 50 years ago, while still in high school. Since then I've working with various newspapers, major magazines and corporate publications.

I've also worked with a variety of commercial and corporate clients, including manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets.

I've shot in more than 40 countries in North and Central America, Europe and Asia, including such unusual and interesting locations as the North Korean border; Havana, Cuba; Borneo; East Berlin, when the city was divided; and Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle.

Earlier in my career, I've taught photography and modeling, written several book about photography and had a couple gallery exhibits of my work.

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THE ESSENTIALS

Just about everything that a model needs to know about working with me, including who and what to bring, is covered below. If we plan on a shoot, I'll assume that you have read it.

* A RELEASE with PHOTO ID is required for all shoots.

* I'm always looking for models with strong agency, editorial, commercial or artistic potential that have a desire to succeed and the work ethic to follow through.

* I work with models from preteen to young adult. With younger models, I go for cute and colorful lifestyle, casual fashion and activity shoots with a little edge to them. With older models, I'm going for edgy, dramatic, sensual, and classy

* I'm not doing a lot of basic test shoots, but I'm open to testing with models that might be interested in getting involved in one of my projects.

* Unless I specifically propose a paid shoot in the first message, any offer to shoot would be on a trade basis.

* I've done a lot of model coaching, so dependability and dedication are more important than experience.

* I usually schedule one to two weeks out, and prefer to do trade shoots during the week, since there are usually other things that I'm shooting on weekends.

* I'm not interested in scheduling shoots with models that have another shoot booked the same day, either before or after.

* I never reschedule shoots with models that are no-shows, and last minute cancellations totally waste my time. If you've cancelled more than three shoots for any reasons in the last six months, it's probably not a good idea to set up something.

* If we wind up working together, go ahead and bring a friend, a female friend works best, maybe someone to help with wardrobe changes, or hair and make up if there's no MUA or stylist involved. No professional "escorts" or "drivers", but husbands and boy friends are OK with pre-approval, which usually involves meeting before hand.

* For models under the age of 18 (even if your 18th birthday is going to be a week later), a parent or legal guardian has to be at the shoot and sign the required release. Also, for younger models, no texting or tweeting during a shoot. (The parent holds onto the cell phone.)

* No entourages, group of friends or lookie-loos who've always wanted to see you model. I probably won't shoot if you bring a group of friends along, even if they say they're going to be going off to do their own thing.

* Prepping and preplanning are as important to the results of a shoot as the shoot itself. If you don't feel you have the time to plan for a shoot, hold off setting anything up until you do. (I spend about two hours optimizing images after a shoot, for every hour of the shoot. That's a relatively good ratio for models getting ready to shoot as well.)

* On shoots where you're responsible for bringing wardrobe and doing makeup, don't just pile a bunch of clothes into a suite case and tell me to pick something out. Take the time to preselect and arrange five or six coordinated outfits that match the discussed theme of the shoot. Hang or package them individually, to make sure that all the components involved get packed and that they're ready to go.

* Have your makeup shoot ready, but bring a touch up kit and hair brush. (Basic stuff, but frequently forgotten.)

* On beach and pool shoots, besides anything else we might be shooting, always bring four or five stylish bathing suites/bikinis, including a neutral color one, as well as a large beach towel and sandals.

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IMAGES

For trade shoots, I usually provide a CD with 25 to 30 images on it, including at least six optimized images per hour of shooting, within two weeks. I never provide all images taken, and I don't provide images on paid shoots, unless arrangements have been made before hand.

Provided images may not be edited, cropped, manipulated, composited or modified in any way by the model or a third party. That would constitute a violation of the copyright.

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FRIENDS REQUESTS

If you want to work together or like my work, just send me a message, tag or picture comment before the Friends Request. I'll do the same. (I have no interest in extending and accepting Friends Requests, simply to beef up the numbers.

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