WHAT MAKES A MODEL GOOD?

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I decided to ask the professionals on this one ;) Here is what I was given…

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •  Being a good actor/actress, selling a story without a pose.
  • Facial and eye expressions.
  • Confidence!
  • A wide variety of experience, daring attitude and brings other talents into their work.
  • Fluid posing!
  • Dedicated to their passion.
  • An open mind.
  • Professional attitude.

 

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I thought all of these were quite valid in terms of what makes a model good at what they do. There were a handful of other comments but these were the best of the bunch. I found it interesting that both photographers and models were making these comments. There is a lot of negativity in the creative industry, not that there isn’t positivity too but more harsh criticism. I honestly felt that the reaction I was getting from others was very much indeed positive. I really had thought that maybe there would be a couple people who wouldn’t take it seriously at all and poke fun. There’s a warm feeling that goes along with moments like these. I think it’s one that doesn’t come as often as many think, coming together as one.

Hopefully, this list helps aid you in your search for talented models to work with.

 

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Re Edits from 2014

I decided a few weeks ago to watch more photography related videos on YouTube to boost my skills in shooting and editing. Slowly I’m learning new techniques regarding both which will hopefully help me revamp my portfolio. At least that is the plan haha Hoping that some of these new techniques stick.

Here are two re-edits so far. I think I might make a series out of this to post for fun!

 
 

I’ve started to brighten up dark areas of the face, brighten the pupils, soften the skin more in depth and use levels more in Photoshop. I’ve gotten pretty used to only editing lightly and more natural which could be a bad thing in some ways. I just felt it was time to try some new techniques.

My biggest inspiration for doing this fun exercise is Jessica Kobeissi! You can find her YouTube here. She specializes in Fashion and Beauty portraits. So, naturally, I would gravitate towards her knowledge. Her editing tutorials are ON POINT! She makes editing techniques so much easier to understand.

 
 

 

 

Check out more of my work on these sites!

Instagram – http://instagram.com/mandeerosephoto

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