Casting 101 for Models (or if you want to become a model)
It’s been a while since the last blog so here is an educational piece on casting for models from a agency/photographer’s point of view.
In the past, I’ve put out castings and also have spoken to agencies about casting for models for a project. It seems that unless if you went direct with agent, more often then not, time is spent chasing important details. If you’re planning just starting out or planning to freelance, it is a very good idea to read through this.
We photographers look for certain things, different shoots/projects also look for different things, you have to be different and stand out!
Treat any casting call as being like a job application, it’s a tough world, you have to be prepared!
Here are the things you have to consider:
1. Read the casting call
Even though it is stated on the casting call, I’d … Read More »
So what happened in Oz???
Our regular readers may remember that Pimpedphotos travelled down to the warmer parts of the world around Dec-Jan.
Part of this trip included some shooting, yes, Pimpedphotos had the pleasure of shooting in sunny Oz.
The aim was to mix the unique Australian landscape with a dash of fashion.
Finally…we can now reveal the details from that shoot and before you say anything, yes, you have seen some of them right here on the brand spanking new web site 😉
Models: Nikki C (MM#2424564) and Marina G (MM#2479500)
Makeup: Brooke Munro (MM#1896291)
Hair: Chris Lau (MM#1497172)
Model: Kaitlin H (MM #2283057)
Makeup/Hair: Jennifer Foo (MM #225823)
It was a great pleasure working with them, especially given the fact that a large chunk of the planning was done over the web, in 2 different continents.
Check out their MM pages, get in touch with them if you’re in Sydney … Read More »
Broken any new year’s resolutions yet?
One of my new years resolutions is to chill a little and I feel that has been broken. 3 weeks in and 2012 has been quite manic.
The situation is that, while it has been manic, a right royal challenge, it has been most rewarding (said with a posh accent).
With the shoots from Oz nearly wrapped up, I’d be lying if I said that the hard work and persistence has not paid off. Both shoot days were long, everyone was absolutely exhausted but we all pulled through!
Everyone provided input for the shoot and as a photographer/project manager/logistics specialist, the goal was that everyone will benefit from the shoot. I believe that the goal was reached.
To some, shoots are more than a financial transaction, tfp, etc. For some members of the team (models, MUA’s, Hair, etc), it is the start of their … Read More »
Happy new year!
Welcome back, hope you all had a rad entry to the new year.
We’re now back in the UK after a relaxing month abroad, which also means that there’s house keeping to be done, etc, etc, etc…
Boring bits aside, the Oz shoots are now almost done, we’re proofing the pics and aim to get them out to the team shortly.
So what happened, well…
This all started back in the UK before I left, I wanted a few landscape shots of my home land (lame, yes, but I don’t have any!)
Thinking that it would be nice but a wee bit dull, a snap decision was made to make it interactive. As a ‘joke’, I decided to ‘advertise’ for a creative team to see who’d like to collaborate.
To my amazement, we had quite a large number of responses from models and creatives (hair and … Read More »
It’s cloudy here in Sydney, Australia :(
So after 3 years since the last visit, hoping to get some sun. I’ve been greeted with a London summer.
C’est la vie.
It’s been quite manic here at Pimped HQ but there is an air of excitement. One casting call went out and honestly, I was not prepared for the barrage of responses! There are a lot of beautiful people and a abundance of creative talent, it was like a kid in a candy store.
Fast forward, we are now collaborating with two really great teams and I’m very happy as to how progress is coming along. The models are very energetic, hair and MUA have done some excellent work and we’ve been producing some great ideas.
I love a team that fuse together, recipe for a fun shoot.
Weather and location has been an obstacle but we all know we can’t control one … Read More »
We’re off to Miami (Bit*h!)
Oz has been great, weather sucks but great to be home!
Logistics for my two shoots are now where near done, still a lot of work but quite excited for the ace team we have.
Next stop is Miami in the US of A, this is also a big one, more later.
In the meantime, if you’re there and you’re keen to collaborate, here you go:
Looking for one lucky model:
Shoot is on Jan 30th
Swimsuit shoot (duh, it’s Miami after all)
Stats will be important
Oz shoot (Part 2)
Ok, got swamped with requests for the first shoot now confirmed for Jan 7th so…
We’re going to do another one, Thu 5th Jan
1 Model has been booked and hair/MUA is almost locked in.
If you’re on MM, check it out:
First come first served.
Fashion Shoot – Down on the farm
Finally got the pics up from a shoot done a few weeks back on a farm. Had lots of fun doing it and would definitely like to do it again.
Also very happy with the team who fought off the cold winds to bring home the bacon. Megan seemed quite cosy, warm and toasty in the car 😉
Thanks again to my lovely creative team Justyna, Megan, IK, Jodie, Charlotte and Jodie’s Dad for the venue.
I’m always on the lookout for models. Interested? Check out Model mayhem or drop me a line.
Here are two of my fav shots from Jodie’s shoot
Busy busy busy!
Another busy week, post processing, planning, admin.
Finally released photos from an on location shoot. Planning helped relieve the post processing pain! A *lot* of time was spent planning the shoot and for all parties involved, it turned out to be a fun and productive day!
Thanks to the creative team Justyna, Megan, IK and Mr Shah for the venue.
Now time to update the Pimpedphotos model mayhem page. If you’re a creative or a model and you’re not on there, you’re missing out!
If you’re on MM, check us out:
Make Up: Justyna http://www.modelmayhem.com/justyna_il
Hair: Megan http://www.modelmayhem.com/meganjane90
Kirsty & Courtney:
The Pics: Facebook
A client is hosting a showcase, it’s worth checking out:
Profile is a FashionCapital fashion show and showcasing event to promote new and emerging designers bridging the gap between Graduate Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.