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 »
Busy busy busy, had a change of schedule so….
Closing ASAP, so get in quick.
Adobe has released Lightroom 4.
Looking at the feature list, here are some of the things that would convince you to make the switch:
New process version & tools (improved editing foundation, quite a few significant changes!)
Geotagging (yay!!! Awesome for travel photographers with memory loss)
Soft proofing (the ability to colour match between the screen and the printer in the app)
Improved video support (handy for those who use it)
This is another thing on the shopping list (any donations will be greatly appreciated at this time!)
Link to Adobe LR Page
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 »
For those interested, Canon released one of the most anticipated, drooled after cameras this year: Canon 5D Mark III
On paper, it addresses the issues with the previous model:
Higher ISO sensitivity (Great for clubs, indoor venues!)
Multi focus points (finally! Great for focusing on things off centre)
Dual card support (ever ran out of memory before???)
Optional GPS support (woohoo Geo tagging!)
In camera HDR (jury is still out on this one)
etc, etc, etc…
Is it worth getting…probably not. It’s not that it’s a bad camera but over the previous model, there aren’t any real innovations here apart from HDR support in camera and high ISO. For every other new feature announced else there’s a ‘workaround’ in the previous model.
Disappointed…a little, but it means that we won’t have to fork out a lot of $$$ (US$3500 or £2999!!!) for a while (but any generous person reading … Read More »
Airport lounges, timezones and excess baggage, yeh, it ain’t that bad.
Travelling to different countries for work it does have it’s moments but it’s not as glam as it seems.
Lugging around camera gear is not fun. Having to wake up at 5am, shooting all day, getting sunburnt and returning at 11pm is also not fun.
The flip side…meeting awesome people and enthusiastic people is! Seeing the results and very happy models/teams is even better!
Ladies and gents, that is what makes my job so damn awesome!
Been back in London for just under a month and not a day goes by where we dream of getting back out on the road.
Where have we been, what’s been happening? We’ve been trying to control the bull. We’ve been slowly clearing the backlog of shoots and admin. We will be back to normal shortly.
What to expect…well:
*the shoots … Read More »
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 »
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 »
Sooo…what do you get when you get:
2 crack teams of creatives
1 Pimped photographer
You have to check back here next year to find out 😉
From all of us at Pimpedphotos, have a pimped new year!
(We’re not that cruel, X marks the spot…1 model will be receiving the pimped treatment!)
It’s that time of year again, parties, presents and puddings.
Another eventful year has passed, we’ve conquered a few milestones, broke records and we like to thank you all for your feedback and support, it’s been absolutely great.
The new year will see us in several overseas locations and partaking in a few interesting and exciting projects…watch this space.
From Pimped HQ and our feathered CFO, have a merry xmas and Pimped new year!