The Viewfinder

Getting Acquainted With Women’s Shoe Styles

Photographers, agencies, designers and stylists may ask models to bring a particular style of shoes to a photo shoot. Know what is what here: ...
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What Models Should Bring to a Model Portfolio Shoot

When I used to shoot model portfolio images starting in my home studio, what a model needed to bring to the shoot wasn’t a very long list because I provided most of what they needed, such as wardrobe, shoes, accessories and jewelry, etc. Having these things on hand for me ...
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Self-Portraits, Not Selfies

Yes, I’m guilty of taking numerous shameless selfies all the time, and there’s nothing wrong with selfies at all. A few years ago, however, I embarked on a self-portrait project as I felt getting in front of the lens would make me a better photographer behind the lens because I ...
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TFP Shoots vs. Test Shoots

What is the difference between a TFP photoshoot and a test photoshoot? Some would say they are one in the same, however, there is a difference between the two. A TFP (or “Time For Prints”) photo shoot is a shoot where everyone involved in the photo shoot (photographer, assistants, hair ...
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It’s All in the Eyes

They say “the eyes are the windows to the soul” and “they” would be right. An extraordinary headshot or portrait should portray one’s character and essence and the eyes can tell a lot about one’s being. Comparison of eye expressions. Which is more effective? I tend to like to capture ...
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