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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.

Wardrobe Considerations

Wardrobe Considerations

Choosing your wardrobe is the most important aspect of your glamour session preparation. Finding outfits that help you look and feel sexy will boost your confidence and get you psyched for the shoot. Because this process is so integral to the success of your images, plan accordingly and your efforts will be rewarded.

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The Problem With Selfies

The Problem With Selfies

The problem with selfies is more an issue of execution than use. Selfies can provide both a candid alternative to professionally captured images, as well as an important marketing tool through such social mediums as X or Instagram. But when poorly executed they can cause more harm than good. Low-quality images affect your professionalism at best and misrepresent your physical self at worst. Done correctly, however, they’ll allow you to show spontaneity and unpolished look that many of your followers and clients will appreciate.

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On Location Preparation

On Location Preparation

On-location preparation is critical to achieve positive location sessions. With that said, there are many important considerations for on location shooting. From the perspective of the photographer planning is essential. It’s so important that there’s usually a strong correlation between preparation and a successful shoot. When possible advance scouting is preferred, but it’s not always practical to visit a location first; especially when it’s half way around the world. Under those circumstances thorough research becomes paramount. My typical research might include such things as:

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Privacy Alternatives to Face Blurring

Privacy Alternatives to Face Blurring

Ask any glamour photographer and they’ll all say they hate blurring faces. But there are privacy alternatives to face blurring. Of the many possibilities, Venetian or masquerade masks offer an alluring option. Also, sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats can conceal the necessary facial features. And finally, the face can be hidden altogether with clever posing or simply post-production cropping.

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Black & White Image Conversion

Black & White Image Conversion

In this digital age it’s easy to understand why people think black and white image conversion is a simple Photoshop task. And in truth it is simple, but if you want your image to be beautiful in black and white, advanced planning is required.

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Outfits vs Looks

Outfits vs Looks

Why is it important to understand outfits vs looks? Because it’s typical in the glamour industry for photographers to limit the number of outfit changes. The rationale is that changing outfits takes time, and more time spent changing results in less time available for shooting. To balance the needs of clients with the practical constraints of time, I suggest thinking in terms of “looks” rather than outfits. You can create an outfit ensemble so that one look can provide a variety of options.

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