Grant Legan is a Chicago based photographer who works very closely with modeling agencies, testing new models and filling out their portfolio’s with a variety of looks. The photos he takes of them are the photos that get the models their future jobs. The agencies give Grant a great amount of creative freedom, leaving Styling and location decisions up to him. There is a fine balance Grant maintains to put his personal Style on all his images, while also providing the portfolio pieces the agencies need to get work. And the agencies keep coming back to him so he must be doing something right.
Connecting with your model
Establishing a relationship with your model is an integral part of having a successful photo shoot. Be who you are and let your personality come through, and it return you will get to capture your model’s personality in camera. Involve your model in the progress of the photo shoot and keep them engaged, and they’ll be thankful. When they feel like part of the team everybody wins, and your images will show it.
Get all the emotions
Anger and distress are two emotions that look incredible in photos. But they suck to have in real life and it would be down right mean to actually make your model upset. It takes tons of practice to learn how to get anger out of your model. If you don’t get it the first time, shoot again, and again. Like all things in the photography world, first hand experience is the best teacher.
Twitter is a great way to engage in real-time conversation with people in your industry, as well as potential clients for your photography business. Here’s how you can use Twitter to connect with the people and experiment with different types of content to see what works.
What you need to know about aspect ratios and how you can use them in your photography. This is a must-read for any modern photographer, as we discuss the ratios online technology requires and how you can experiment with different aspect ratios to stand out.
A social media powerhouse today, Instagram can help you reach new potential clients and grow your photography business. Here’s everything you need to know to build a community of followers who know, like and trust you and who want what your business offers.
Freelancing can be one of the more rewarding ways to make a living in professional photography. Whether you’re looking for more freedom to pick and choose your projects, or want to nail down a couple long-term contracts, here are the best places to find freelance photography jobs online.
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