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Welcome to my blog. Here you’ll find plenty of helpful tips regarding posing, photography, wardrobe selection, branding, and many others. Give them a quick read and I think you’ll agree.

Portugal Sessions, What to Wear

Portugal Sessions, What to Wear

For the Portugal sessions, what to wear should be considered carefully. June in Portugal is warm and dry so your outfit choices should reflect that. Average daytime temperatures in Lisbon are 78°F/26°C, Porto Santo 71°F/22°C, and Madeira 75°F/24°C. With those temperatures, I light jacket would be advisable for early in the morning. If your photo session is in Lisbon plan to wear comfortable walking shoes between photo sets. Lisbon is very hilly with many cobbled stone streets so appropriate footwear is essential. What follows are some overall clothing tips for the sessions.

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What’s My Style?

What’s My Style?

After viewing my portfolio hopefully you like it, though it may be hard for you to articulate why. Eventually in the development of any creative pursuit a person will find their own style–their own voice. This is true for artists, musicians, writers, and certainly myself. Discovering one’s voice is not unlike learning a musical instrument. In the very beginning you learn the scales, master the compulsories, and maybe if you’re very talented land in a prestigious school such as Julliard.

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success

If the intent is to present yourself as an elite model then the clothing you choose goes a long ways toward projecting that image. The old adage to “dress for success” is as true in the modeling and entertainment industry as it is on Wall Street. An evening dress, shoes, lingerie, proper accessorizing, and hair and make-up all play a role in creating the desired persona.

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Choosing Your Photographer

Choosing Your Photographer

Naturally I hope you choose Doug Remien Studios for your photo session, but as with any purchase it never hurts to comparison shop. For many people price is a primary concern, but it shouldn’t be the overriding one. If you’re using these images for your profession, then image is everything as they say, make sure they’re the very best.

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Posing Tips From the Neck Up

Posing Tips From the Neck Up

Posing tips from the neck up utilize mouth and eye gestures. Such expressions go a long way toward creating that provocative, alluring look. And while some women have an innate ability to flash those expressions, others have a difficult time doing them on command.

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Creative Use of Artificial Light

Creative Use of Artificial Light

Lighting choices for a photo shoot can greatly affect both the mood of the image and physical look of the model. While I love natural light sources for their soft and flattering illumination, artificial light offers dramatic effects that change an image entirely. Options I employ include high-key, low-key, strobe with natural light as fill, strobe with ambient light, and strobe only.

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“Not only is Doug a great photographer, but he is very attentive and knowledgeable in all aspects of the look I am portraying in my line of work. I love him and all his work!”

Madison Noire