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Working With Models [a resource reference]Who is this news article for?Working With Models [a resource reference] by RockstarVanity
This article is aimed at artists taking their first steps in photographing people, regardless of genre. I would be very happy for any of you to contribute to gathering useful information so if you'd like to get involved in sharing some useful information, read on.
Please bear in mind that this article contains a compilation of other articles, tutorials and journals written by a number of different photographers and models from different parts of the world. There are different laws in each country and different common working practices as well as simply differing opinions and suggestions.
If you disagree or find fault with some of the material here you are welcome to send me links to your own (or someone else's) resources and I will happily add them to the article.
For legal matters, please do not base your entire knowledge of the industry on one news article or tutorial you've seen online. Cast your
'Story of a Nude' Artistic Nudes OfficiStory of a Nude Contest'Story of a Nude' Artistic Nudes Offici by wynnesome
This contest closed on Sept 30, 2009, and the results can be found here.
This contest has been in the works for many months. It is the brainchild of former AN Gallery Director/Moderator arachnid15. Before his departure, he asked if I would like to help organize and judge this contest along with him. My answer was an unequivocal "YES," and I am very happy to finally be announcing the long-awaited and long-promised "Story of a Nude" Artistic Nude Photography contest.
We have some great prize packages for the winners, including deviant dollars, deviantWEAR, and donated prints. We're looking forward to seeing the creative spirit at work in the contest entries. Please read on for details of the contest, requirements, and how to enter.
The Spirit of the Contest
"Show and Tell"
In human communication, words and pictures are intertwined. From ch
Shadows + Echoes: Volume 01Hidden in shadows and echoes we find a world of fear and a gathering of reflections, creeping like memories into our minds, like smoke in our eyes. And here, in the darkest of places, we recognise ourselves...</i>Shadows + Echoes: Volume 01 by RockstarVanity
The horror photography gallery is a relatively small one and if you spend time browsing through it, you'll no doubt notice recurring themes. It makes sense that artists who draw inspiration from similar sources will explore similar concepts in their work, creating images that at once feel familiar as we see our own nightmares through someone else's eyes, twisted and skewed by each individual's perception.
Rather than becoming annoyed ("that's copying!") or derisive ("that's such a cliche!"), why not celebrate each other's creativity by appreciating how other artists see our dark little world? From archetypal characters and widely held phobias to props and effects that no-one c
My name's James Glendinning. I'm primarily an artistic & fetish photographer based in Annapolis, Md. I'm readily available anywhere within a 2 hour radius, and longer distances when compensated. I frequently visit Orlando, Tampa, and Cocoa/Melbourne, Fl. I also travel elsewhere whenever I can. |
I have been operating under the name "SilverLight Esoterica Photography" (SLE Photo or SLE Photography for short) since 1989. I have a web site that is being rebuilt: James Glendinning, SilverLight Esoterica Photography www.slephoto.com. While I still work in film, as of early 2006 I made the shift to primarily digital work. Links to other sites showcasing my work can be found there.
My focus is on creating work designed to be showcased in large prints. I exhibit in galleries & shows around the southeast US. I do much of my work on a trade basis, offering a variety of looks and styles for the model's portfolio in exchange for images I can use in my shows.
Unless shoots are set for sites like Zivity where the model & I are both members, I do NOT shoot web content unless requested by a model to do so (I will trade content for models' sites for images I can use). While I shoot fetish, bondage, and erotic work I do not shoot ANY hardcore material, and no requests for such will be entertained.
I also offer some paying work for projects that have commercial intentions (such as the Zodiac At the Beach Calendar/poster series I have shot and am working to complete) or for some of my clients such as for ads for The Woodshed. I will contact models for such projects or place castings, no unsolicited requests for paid work will be answered.
I frequently collaborate with other photographers and digital artists. If another photographer is credited on one of my images,that photographer either assisted on the shoot or did the retouching or manipulations.
At this time I am seeking the following:
* African-American, Asian, and Hispanic models to increase diversity in my portfolio.
* Male models willing to act in dominant and submissive roles for fetish images, some with other males and some with females.
* Men and women interested in alternative spirituality for my Goddesses series and my Gods In Modern Times series.
* Men and women interested in alt. spirituality and fetish for my bondage Tarot project.
I usually work with a female assistant or MUA on any shoot unless I am working with a group of models. I do NOT shoot solo with models if possible. Having said that, I am not a fan of escorts, as I find they typically disrupt shoots. If you won't work without an escort we probably are not compatible to work together.
Due to the nature and content of some of my work, I will not shoot with or accept networking/friends requests from anyone under the age of 18.
I use Digimarc to copyright-protect my images. Please respect my copyrights.
Note that NONE of the work I display here on DeviantArt **EXCEPT the work displayed in my "Stock" folder and SPECIFICALLY labeled as stock** may be used, copied, or distributed in any way or form without express written consent, nor is it in the public domain.
Current Residence: Arnold, Md
Favourite photographer: Jerry Uelsmann