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Okay, so you are all waiting with bated breath for me to weigh in on this heavy trade, tfp, tfcd, pay, conundrum. If you are a model/actor/photographer then you know all shoots fall into two categories: paid and unpaid.

With Christmas right around the corner, my friend Lex C and I started brainstorming what we could do for a Christmas shoot.

Clint is a freelance photographer, art director, and graphic designer. As an Art Director he created magazine covers for Import Tuner, Lowrider, Turbo, Sport Compact Car, and more

At a shoot, tons of ideas, unique situations, and decisions happen almost subconsciously. When I look back at this shot, there are many subtle things I did to capture it…

Over the years I have tried many things to get that “glamour model sheen.” Vaseline, baby oil, tanners, bronzers, etc. Some of you may be asking, “Why should I spend time slathering something on just to get all greasy and oily?”

Almost everyone has shot an amazing photo or was the star in someone else’s photograph. But shoot after shoot, professionals always get it done well. It is rare that you find a “bad” shoot–even in the worst conditions and with everything going wrong, professionals find a way to make it happen.

So, you’ve always thought it would be cool to shoot in a pool. But as exciting as the setting can be, sometimes the shots come out flat, bland and lifeless. Luckily, with the right setup and model it is very easy to create a striking dynamic pool shot

Without light, there can be no photographs.  The most important part of photography is light.  And with the right light, you can make magic… even with an iPhone. Whatever scenario you find yourself in, always look for the best quality light (using whatever you have).  When shooting glamour photography, that is usually a nice, soft [...]

This article is written by a member of our expert community. It expresses that member’s views only. We welcome other perspectives. Here’s how to contribute to MM EDU. What is the secret to amazing photos? Is it better gear? A new lens? A new body? More lights? For photographers, one of the easiest traps to [...]