Styling for Photo Shoots

  • Photo Shoot TipsCalm in the middle of Chaos Cover

    Fashion Portraits with Movement

    Table of ContentsThe Creative Photography DilemmaCalm in the Middle of Chaos is all about movementDoes It Only Work With Fans?The Simple Trick To Keep Attention on My Subjects Face There are so many visual tools that photographers have available to influence the viewer’s experience with a photograph. Things like using…

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  • Photography AdviceProp Stylist Robin Zachary

    Prop Stylist Robin Zachary

    New York based Robin Zachary is a Prop stylist with experience at all levels of the creative process, from prop styling, to creative direction and even photography. With over 20 years of experience in the advertising capital of the world, I knew that Robin would be the perfect person to…

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  • Photo Shoot TipsDiary of a Street Fashion Photo Walk

    Diary of a Street Fashion Photo Walk in New York

    I had the honor of leading a Street Fashion Photo Walk at this year’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. This was a two hour walk that was advertised as an opportunity for photographers to spend two hours with me on the Friday morning of PPE2018. The Photo Walk Description…

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  • Shoot BreakdownsA woman with vibrant and artistic makeup, creating fashion portraits that incorporate cellophane as a unique element - shoot breakdown

    Fashion Portraits With Cellophane

    I’m always on the lookout for things that I can drape around a model, or turn into an outfit, or place over a light source to change the color of the light, or even turn into a background. As a result, I make frequent trips to local fabric stores and…

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  • Photo Shoot TipsHow to Plan a Portrait or Headshot Shoot

    How To Plan a Portrait or Headshot Shoot

    Today’s assignment: a headshot sitting, a good old-fashioned business headshot. This isn’t going to be one of those crazy beauty shots with all kinds of makeup and stuff blowing around. This is for marketing purposes for a young woman who’s setting up a practice as a therapist. So let’s get…

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  • Photo Shoot Tips

    Body Painting – The Mermaid Model Project

    The Mermaid Model Project is a body painting and digital scenery shot that was conceived and executed by Philadelphia based makeup artist Morgan Chalfant. (www.MorganTheMakeupArtist.com) Body Painting Concept We made the decision early in our discussions that we didn’t want a Disney styled mermaid.  We wanted a look that was…

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  • Photo Shoot TipsIs Your Modeling Go Bag Packed for a Successful Shoot?

    Is Your Modeling Go Bag Packed for a Successful Shoot?

    What is a modeling GO bag? A modeling GO bag is a small suitcase or duffel bag that you keep packed with the supplies that you should have available each and every time you attend a photo shoot. Being prepared is an essential habit if you hope to be successful…

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