Ron Eggers

Photographer Male Costa Mesa, California, US My MM URL:
Mayhem # 12170

About Me




All Images Copyrighted - © Ron Eggers 2015

Extensive 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, as many as 10 or 12 on a busy day. I've also shot a wide variety of fashion installations, events, and facilities.

I've done a considerable amount of studio work, but more and more, I prefer working on location.

If we're going to be shooting, please read the WORKING TOGETHER sections below. It answers many of the questions that come up regularly. If we set up a shoot, I'll assume you have read it.



The pictures here on the MM are a good representation of my work, but if you're interested in seeing a broader selection of what I do, take a look at the opening slide show of

Just click on the "Ron Eggers Photography" link above...



I've been doing this for a very long time. I got my first staff position on a daily newspaper while still in high school in the mid 1960's. I spent most of my career handling photography and writing assignments, mainly for editorial outlets, but also some commercial and corporate clients.

I've been featured in numerous regional, national and international consumer magazines, specialty publications and major metropolitan newspapers. My articles and photo-features have been carried by some of the top photo magazines in the country.

I've shot in more than 40 countries in North and Central America, Europe and Asia. Earlier in my career, I taught various photography and modeling classes and seminars, written several book about photography, and had a couple gallery exhibits of my work.

More recently, I've been concentrating on special projects and building up my stock image library. But I still handle select assignments that catch my interest.


WORKING TOGETHER  (A RELEASE with PHOTO ID is required for all shoots.)

[Please be sure that your height/weight stats here on MM are up-to-date, and that at least some of your profile pictures are recent.]

One of the most important characteristics of a good model is a great attitude.

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

I will do test shoots with models, makeup artists, stylists and designers who might be interested in working on collaborative trade shoots for some of my special projects and stock shoots.

I'm trying to keep the number of cancelled shoots, which seems to be relatively common here on MM, to a minimum. I want to work with models that are enthusiastic about collaborating. Working together has to be a priority. If it isn't, it doesn't make a lot of sense to set up a shoot. Inevitably, something that is a priority will come up that will derail the shoot.

I never reschedule shoots with models that are no-shows, and generally not with last minute cancellations, unless its an emergency. If you've been a no-show or cancelled more than three shoots for any reasons in the last six months, it's probably not a good idea to set something up.

Also, if you're main emphasis is on acting but you also model, working together probably wouldn't work, either. Nothing against actresses, it's just that I've had too many shoots cancelled or cut short because of casting calls, call-backs and last minute rehearsals.

And I'm not interested in scheduling shoots with models that have another shoot booked the same day, either before or after. Models always arrive late if they've had a shoot before hand, and they tend to lose focus as they start thinking about the next shoot, if they have another one planned afterwards.

Until the day of the shoot, I generally keep texting to a minimum, preferring to keep any messaging here on Model Mayhem. To avoid endless messaging back and forth, once we decide to shoot, we can work out details in a phone conversation. Projects involving more elaborate concepts and more distant locations frequently benefit from a preshoot meeting.



Living a mile or two from the shore, I do a lot of beach shoots. I shoot a lot of swimwear, but also casual fashion, lifestyles and recreational activities. Beach shoots work real well as introductory shoots, so many of the first shoots I do with models are at the beach. They're fun to do, relatively easy to prep for, and, when everything comes together just right, the results can be great.

But I'm surprised how many models will show up to a beach test shoot with one mismatched bikini or borrowed swim suite. When doing a beach shoot, besides anything else we might be shooting, bring three or four stylish/colorful bathing suites/bikinis, including a neutral color one to wear underneath other outfits, as well as a large beach towel and sandals.



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.

If you're planning on bringing a husband or boyfriend, then we should all meet before hand. I've had too many shoots go south because of impatient boyfriends and husbands who want to be in charge.

No entourages or group of friends that aren't involved in the shoot, ever. No matter how often they say they're going to be off doing their own thing, half way through the shoot, they'll be sitting around, making comments and distracting the model.



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. But I am open to input from models who might want a specific photo optimized or cropped differently.



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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