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 2015

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

More recently, I've been putting a lot of time and effort in on special projects and building up my stock image library.

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 after clicking on the "Ron Eggers Photography" link above.


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BACKGROUND

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.

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CURRENTLY


Commercial Clients:

I'm interested in working on special projects for creative clients that are looking to expand their product line, increase their marketing program and gear up their sales efforts. I have a competitive commercial rate structure. I have a special rate for start-ups and smaller companies that are just establishing their brands.

I don't do trade offs with commercial clients simply for credit or promotional value, but I will get involved in collaborative projects with commercial concerns that provide significant logistical support for projects that I might be doing.


Editorial Publications and Online Outlets

Even though I've cut back, I still interested in getting my some of my work out through print publications and online outlets. While I don't do editorial trade offs, I'm generally able to work within the reasonable page rates of magazines and web sites.


Models:

I'm not doing a lot of test shooting right now, but I am looking for models with strong agency, editorial, commercial or artistic potential that have a desire to succeed and the work ethic to follow through, who might be interested in participating in one of the projects I'm involved in.

I'm generally pretty good at coming up with the models I need for my projects on a trade basis. But I will hire models for projects were clients are picking up the tab, when I'm in a geographic area where no trade models are available, or when there isn't sufficient time to set up a trade shoot.

(If we're going to be shooting, please read the WORKING WITH MODELS 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.)


Make-up Artists, Stylists and Designers:

I interested in working with makeup artists, stylists and designers who want to  participating on collaborative trade shoots for special projects and stock shoots. I'm always looking for creative input, particularly from individuals or organizations that have at least some of the resources available to carry their creative concepts out.

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WORKING WITH MODELS  (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.]

I'm fortunate to be able to work with very beautiful, very talented, very bright model. I've done a lot of model coaching, so dependability and dedication are more important than experience. One of the most important characteristics of a success model is a great attitude.

I'm trying to keep the number of cancelled shoots, which is all too 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, usually very 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 either a meeting or phone conversation.

I don't have a firm policy about a preshoot meeting, but getting together before hand can be beneficial. Models have told me they can generally tell within five minutes of meeting how a shoot will go. I've found that to be the case too. And meeting before hand significantly reduces no shows, last minute cancellations and requests to reschedule shoots. So, whenever practical, meeting briefly before a shoot is a good idea.

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, boyfriend or other male friend, then we would have to meet before hand, for sure. I've had too many shoots go south because of impatient and/or controlling boyfriends and husbands, or tag-along male friends who continually disrupt the process with their comments, opinions and suggestions, or try to score with other models on shoots where more than one model is involved.

Also, 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.

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BEACH SHOOTS

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. I know of some very dramatic beach locations that make great backdrops. 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 ill-fitting 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, a touch-up make-up kit and hair brush(if no MUA and stylist are involved) and sandals (to walk on sometime sharp rocks). All basic stuff, but so frequently forgotten.

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

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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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