Business Tips for Photographers

The business of photography is probably the most challenging aspect of being a professional photographer, so here are some tips for photographers from my experience.  Some tips will apply to wedding and portrait photographers, but most of these tips are aimed at commercial photographers and advertising photographers, so please read with this context.Read More

Male Model Poses

Male model poses differ greatly from female poses.  We usually expect female models to accentuate posture and exaggerate length, but we expect male models to appear more relaxed and effortless.Read More

Model Poses – Female

Whether you are a model choosing a pose or a photographer posing your model, this is a decision that can shape the look of the image and therefore the success of the campaign.  The right pose in the right circumstances can make all the difference, particularly when photographing for fashion or advertising.

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Rejected by Model Agencies. Now What?

jewellery advertisingI hear this common theme from young models: “I’ll get an agent and do modelling”.


Here’s the thing, though – It rarely works that way.


Sure, some models, particularly in the past, were scouted off the street or applied to an agency and then the agency signed them and made them famous.  But the game has changed.

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New Corporate Headshots or Pulling Teeth: Which is Worse?

Dohrmann consulting HeadshotsAs you walk into the room for your new corporate headshots update I recognise that expression on your face.  It’s the expression of fear and anticipation of pain that I have when I go to the dentist.  So I understand.  Sometimes I think people would rather have their teeth pulled than have Rest House Corporate Headshotstheir photo taken, but this doesn’t last long in my shoots.Read More

Why Last-Minute Campaign Shoots Cost Double

Billi Blues Advertising CampaignWhen organising your advertising campaign shoots, your team probably includes photographer, make up artist, hair stylist, wardrobe stylist, models and various assistants. All these team members are charging their professional hourly rates, so 30mins of shoot day down-time while you decide what to do next could be very costly.Read More

How to Build the Best Model Portfolio

Whether you’re new to modelling or you’re well into your professional model career, your model portfolio is the single most important tool to get you work or the quickest way to be overlooked.  The BEST model portfolio is one that gets you noticed and booked.Read More