Ron Eggers

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

About Me

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*FASHION * LIFESTYLES * TRAVEL * SPORTS * RECREATION *

Commercial, Editorial, Stock Photography

All Images Copyrighted - © Ron Eggers 2016

I have considerable fashion photography experience, including a wide range of runway coverage, such as LA, Orange County and Las Vegas Fashion Weeks. I've shot countless fashion shows. I've also shot a wide variety of fashion installations, specialty events, store and facility opening, and product launches.

I've done quite a bit of studio work, but I prefer working on location.

I spent most of my career shooting and writing for newspapers and national magazines. I've written several books on photography, and have taught photography and modeling. I'm semi retired now, but I still handle occasional assignments. For the most part, I'm busy shooting the various projects I'm involved in, and adding to my stock image library.

I lived in Europe as a youngster, have traveled all around the U.S. and have shot in more than 40 different countries.

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LINKS

If you're interested in seeing more of my work, the link to my commercial site is:

www.roneggersphotography.zenfolio.com

The opening slide show provides a good overview of the type of work I get involved in.

I'm also in the process of setting up expanding my stock library:

www.500px.com/roneggers/galleries

It includes numerous model, travel and lifestyle galleries.

Because I frequently do fashion, lifestyle and recreational shoots with younger models, I set up a special MM page specifically for them:

www.modelmayhem.com/1189662

It includes a lot of helpful information about getting into modeling, and what to watch out for. It's targeted at younger models and their parents, but much of the information is applicable for any model just getting started. It covers topics like getting an agency, putting together a portfolio and scams to avoid.

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TRADE SHOOTS

I'm doing very few basic test or trade shoots right now, but I am looking for various types of models to collaborate with on some of my ongoing projects. I'm particularly looking for undiscovered talent with a driving passion for being in front of a camera.

I'm primarily looking for trade shoots, but will hire models when a client is picking up the tab,  if there isn't enough time to find a model for a trade shoot, or if I'm in a geographic area where it's difficult to set up a trade shoot.

But, unless I specifically offer a paid shoot, I'm talking about collaborating on a trade shoot.

I don't do trade offs with commercial or editorial clients simply for credit, promotional value or the potential for future work, but I will get involved in collaborative projects with companies, publications or Web sites that provide significant logistical support, such as travel and transportation, locations, impressive props, lodging, food services, multiple agency signed models, unusual wardrobes and accessory items, or support team members, for projects that I might be doing.


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WORKING WITH MODELS: (A RELEASE with PHOTO ID is REQUIRED for all shoots.)

I want to work with models who are dependable, dedicated and have the potential to succeed. I'm interested with working with models that have a strong commercial, editorial or artistic potential.

Dependability and dedication are more important than experience. If you're not serious about shooting, don't waste your time or mine. If you've cancelled or flaked out on three or more shoots in the last six months, it doesn't make sense to set up a shoot.

If you're an actress who also models, but would cancel a shoot to go to a casting call, or you'd cancel because your boyfriend got the day off and you'd rather hang out with him, don't even bother setting anything up.

If you've got another shoot planned the same day, either before or after. It's not worth scheduling something. In all those cases, I can tell you from personal experience, the potential of the shoot falling through are just too high.

Most shoots that I'm setting up involve a meeting before hand (or at least a phone conversation). I try to set up meetings at mutually convenient locations... some local Starbucks generally works well.

I know that personal meetings prior to a shoot are an inconvenience, at best. They are for me too. But I've had models tell me that they can tell within five minutes into a meeting whether the shoot will work out or not. I've found that to be the case as well.

Meetings before hand are beneficial in a number of ways. They significantly reduce no shows, last minute cancellations and requests to reschedule shoots. Almost 90 percent of the shoots that are set up through meetings go ahead. That compares to about half when arrangements are made by phone, and less than 30 percent when things are arranged through MM messaging, e-mail or texting, even when a day and time to shoot is set up and confirmed. (It's amazing how many models pull out for one reason or other, even after confirming.)

It also reduces endless messaging, and it helps to get details worked out more quickly to make sure that both my and the model's expectations are met. I've found that, generally, when models are unhappy with their shots, it's not that the shots aren't any good, it's that their expectations of the shoot haven't been met. Good communications significantly reduces that problem.  I want to make sure that both the model and I come up with the shots we're looking for, otherwise the whole shoot is a waste of time.

If we shoot, bring a friend, if you want. 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. Boy friends and significant others are acceptable, but it works better if they're part of any preshoot meeting we might have. No entourages or groups of friends, EVER.

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MAKE-UP ARTISTS, STYLISTS AND DESIGNERS

I'm interested in collaborating with makeup artists, stylists and designers who want to participating on collaborative trade shoots for special projects and stock shoots.

I've had a number of MUA cancel out on me at the last minute in the last few months, so, to reduce that problem, I'd like to have them participate in any preshoot meeting, whenever possible. Any stylists or designers interested in attending are also invited.

It's all part of effective team building.

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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.

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FRIENDS REQUESTS

I don't accept random 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 generally ignore FR without a tag, comment or some previous communications. They're generally just from somebody who's trying to sell you something, or attempts to add numbers to make a model look popular, and I have no interest in extending or accepting Friends Requests, simply to beef up the numbers of supposed Friends.

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