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Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

I have been shooting weddings & engagements for the last 6 months. I need some insperation as far as shooting models again........... Let's see if there are any muses left out there.
For Models only, unless you are a photog and know a model who could be a muse.
So, lets see what you got ........... Inspire me!
Muse by simplest terms is Insperation. So to clearify, looking for insperation.
Making a List - so you might be added smile
Checking between post-processing.
*Just beacuse I do not list you dose not mean your port is not something that will not Inspire another, it just means there was nothing that stood out and mae me want to grab my camera. So keep up the good work and keep setting up shoots smile *

Dec 10 12 06:11 pm Link

Model

Lee Loo La

Posts: 164

Paramus, New Jersey, US

I'm not sure if I've got anything to inspire, but please feel free to take a look at my work. :-)

Dec 10 12 06:19 pm Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

Maybe? smile

Dec 10 12 06:21 pm Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4207

Los Angeles, California, US

Do I 'muse yah? big_smile

Dec 10 12 06:24 pm Link

Model

Maruschke

Posts: 543

Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

not sure but have a look big_smile

Dec 10 12 06:27 pm Link

Model

Ella Clair

Posts: 161

Washington, District of Columbia, US

smile

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Dec 10 12 06:28 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Lee Loo La wrote:
I'm not sure if I've got anything to inspire, but please feel free to take a look at my work. :-)

Love the center sot in this one. Pose and the stare draw you in.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111202/06/4ed8dc66f06dd_m.jpg

Dec 10 12 06:29 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Autumn Rose Brightly wrote:
Maybe? smile

Best shotin your port, I dont know quite what your doing with your hand though. Shoot more like this.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121107/09/509a9dbb0e5c3_m.jpg

Dec 10 12 06:34 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

IDiivil wrote:
Do I 'muse yah? big_smile

LOVE this, I would have shot it 3/4 though. Inspired smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121209/23/50c58db44bac1_m.jpg

Dec 10 12 06:37 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Maruschke wrote:
not sure but have a look big_smile

You llok like an actress in this shot, can't place the name though. Lovely.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120926/21/5063d70a73436_m.jpg

Love this water shot!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090522/23/4a17999481b29_m.jpg

Dec 10 12 06:40 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Ella Clair wrote:
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Your avatar is stunning.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090715/09/4a5e096f778c4_m.jpg

Wonderful fashion shot. Inspired smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100610/20/4c11a9b985eff_m.jpg

Dec 10 12 06:44 pm Link

Model

Maruschke

Posts: 543

Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

Silver Rain Photography wrote:

You llok like an actress in this shot, can't place the name though. Lovely.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120926/21/5063d70a73436_m.jpg

Love this water shot!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090522/23/4a17999481b29_m.jpg

Kirsten Dunts?? big_smile a lot of people tell me I look like a dark haired verion of her lol thank you very much .

Dec 10 12 06:46 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Maruschke wrote:

Kirsten Dunts?? big_smile a lot of people tell me I look like a dark haired verion of her lol thank you very much .

BINGO!!! And your welcome smile

Dec 10 12 06:48 pm Link

Model

Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12650

Newark, New Jersey, US

maybe?

Dec 10 12 07:04 pm Link

Model

B E A R

Posts: 474

Riverside, California, US

Moi? :p

Dec 10 12 07:11 pm Link

Model

Christopher Meadows

Posts: 147

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Just girls?

Dec 10 12 07:16 pm Link

Model

Avonelle

Posts: 167

Toledo, Ohio, US

Most of mine is the nekkid kind...

Dec 11 12 12:39 am Link

Model

_eMMe_

Posts: 866

Florence, Toscana, Italy

Get a look.

Dec 11 12 02:42 am Link

Photographer

Fist Full of Ish

Posts: 1919

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US

Op, this is a non-sequitur.  You are examining PIECES that MAY HAVE been inspired by the model; you probably are not experiencing any inspiration from the model like a photographer can with a muse.  Inspiration can come from anything.  If a female model is your muse, then your inspiration may very easily come from her voice, the things she says, movement, and other dynamic things that you can't hope to get from a photograph.  If you had asked for inspirational pieces, that would make some sense.  What I'm trying to say is that you are not examining the valuable product of a (suspected) muse (inspiration).  Rather, you are examining the work of inspired artists (of which, she is one).  So this is like asking Billie-Jean for inspiration for a song, and to oblige you, she plays a Michael Jackson tune that she inspired.  However, that is only an artist's output that proves that she can be an inspiration.  You would probably have to meet Billie to pick-up inspiration from her.

If you work with each model only once, it would be possible that the ideas you use with each model were inspired by the previous model!  (I find this very unsatisfying, and I tend to hold onto ideas and never execute them unless I shoot the same model again)

Dec 11 12 03:36 am Link

Model

Maggie Xia

Posts: 452

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Do I?smile

Dec 11 12 04:04 am Link

Model

EmilyDoll

Posts: 399

Fontana, California, US

got me wondering!

Dec 11 12 05:25 am Link

Model

Egle Aida Damulyte

Posts: 375

London, England, United Kingdom

Could I ?big_smile

Dec 11 12 08:47 am Link

Model

LisaInLondon

Posts: 707

London, England, United Kingdom

I have some 'different' things in my port that might be inspiring (:

Dec 11 12 11:00 am Link

Model

Jojo West

Posts: 972

Washington, District of Columbia, US

could I be?

Dec 11 12 04:10 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Fist Full of Ish wrote:
Op, this is a non-sequitur.  You are examining PIECES that MAY HAVE been inspired by the model; you probably are not experiencing any inspiration from the model like a photographer can with a muse.  Inspiration can come from anything.  If a female model is your muse, then your inspiration may very easily come from her voice, the things she says, movement, and other dynamic things that you can't hope to get from a photograph.  If you had asked for inspirational pieces, that would make some sense.  What I'm trying to say is that you are not examining the valuable product of a (suspected) muse (inspiration).  Rather, you are examining the work of inspired artists (of which, she is one).  So this is like asking Billie-Jean for inspiration for a song, and to oblige you, she plays a Michael Jackson tune that she inspired.  However, that is only an artist's output that proves that she can be an inspiration.  You would probably have to meet Billie to pick-up inspiration from her.

If you work with each model only once, it would be possible that the ideas you use with each model were inspired by the previous model!  (I find this very unsatisfying, and I tend to hold onto ideas and never execute them unless I shoot the same model again)

I understand what you are saying, but a Muse is in the simplest terms is Insperation. Yes I am looking for Insperation - a look, a style, something in the eyes, in a pose or such. Meeting someone for insperation can happen but looking at a golden field can inspire and you are not meeting a soul. When anyone starts out in the photography biz they are told "Look at movies, magazines and works of people you admire for insperation" not seek out Gwen Stephani or Magan Fox or Heidi Klum or Quentin Tarantino ( I think I covered all of the mediums) but their body of work. Hence, a Muse can be anything that inspires not someone you have to meet per-say.
So the body of work in one way or another is what I was asking for.
And as far as your point about working with each model once and the next shoot is insperation or an idea carried over from the previous model. Well then the previous model Inspired you and in a way is a Muse to you.
Thank you for the comment and thought though. smile

Dec 11 12 04:41 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Cynthia Serrano  wrote:
maybe?

Sorry, while your port is good there was nothing to inspire me. But keep up the great work!

Dec 11 12 04:45 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Bear wrote:
Moi? :p

Sorry, good work but nothing that Inspired me. Keep setting up shoots!

Dec 11 12 04:50 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Christopher Meadows wrote:
Just girls?

Just girls, no. This is great!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120917/15/5057a75ff0775_m.jpg

Dec 11 12 04:52 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Avonelle wrote:
Most of mine is the nekkid kind...

Nekkid kind are fine. This realy stands out in your port Love it! Its raw, and your look is amazing in it!

+18

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26974755

Dec 11 12 04:53 pm Link

Photographer

LLOYD WRIGHT

Posts: 664

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Maruschke wrote:
not sure but have a look big_smile

you can be my muse any time you want!!!

cheers ears
lloyd.x

Dec 11 12 05:02 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

_eMMe_ wrote:
Get a look.

This was so close, if you would have stretched out your body (reached a little more with your hands and arms) and gave the camera a deep stare you would have nailed it. Kepp up the grat work!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120327/12/4f72159cdf648_m.jpg

Dec 11 12 05:12 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Emmiq wrote:
Do I?smile

Love this. The stare got me smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121103/07/50952ed95eb31_m.jpg

Dec 11 12 05:14 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

EmilyDoll wrote:
got me wondering!

Right off the bat this one got me! The innocence of it and the far off stare.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120502/11/4fa180bd7c10a_m.jpg

This one has a story that draws you in, wish it was cropped closer though.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101006/05/4cac71ae54608_m.jpg

Lovely port, keep it up!!!

Dec 11 12 05:19 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Egle Damulyte wrote:
Could I ?big_smile

Yes, while your port is wonderful this stood out to me. The look you are giving just stops you instantly. Love it!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111113/01/4ebf92c8703d4_m.jpg

Dec 11 12 05:22 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

LizaK wrote:
I have some 'different' things in my port that might be inspiring (:

Yes you do, but this one tells a story and I'm a sucker for a story. great job!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121208/12/50c3a86d22348_m.jpg

Dec 11 12 05:25 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

Jojo West wrote:
could I be?

Sorry, while you have a good start there was nothing insperational for me, keep setting up shoots and keep up the good work.

Dec 11 12 05:29 pm Link

Photographer

Silver Rain Photography

Posts: 239

Clearwater, Florida, US

LLOYD WRIGHT wrote:

you can be my muse any time you want!!!

cheers ears
lloyd.x

I agree 100%

Dec 11 12 05:29 pm Link

Model

Kelsey Anne -krysallis-

Posts: 34

Asheville, North Carolina, US

I'm new to this...but you're welcome to take a look  :-)

Dec 28 12 07:10 am Link