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Glamour Photography by Jay Kilgore

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Money and model photography

Money and model photography, some would say that’s an oxymoron, others would say they are rolling in the dough. Yet others would say the latter are liars.

A few weeks ago (OK, months. Forgive me!) I started to make a post about this, but ended up going into a rant because of my annoyance with people who are more worried about MY work and not their own. Today, I plan to finish that original thought and put my feelings out there. Money is a necessary evil

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Can you not use my pics anymore…

I stress quite often my displeasure with TF* or Free shoots. A large part of why displeasure? the email “…can you not use my pics anymore…”

My built in response?

“No. Go kill yourself.”

But I never say it. Want to, but never do.

I think free shoots are a valuable asset to both model and photographer, however,

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Kim Kardashian breaks internet

Kim Kardashian breaks internet didn’t happen then way she wanted, but it happened in other ways.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, that has no internet and you don’t own a phablet, smart phone, tablet, laptop or any other device that attaches to the internet, you’ve seen the hoopla over Kim Kardashian and the Paper Magazine fight.

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The great negative debate

The great negative debate is a debate many photographers find themselves lulled into and unable to get themselves out of.

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Traveling freak shows?

We all know photography as an industry has taken a hit. When an aspiring photographer contacts me and says he or she is in school for photography, I find a way to work in “Dump photography and go for business”. Perplexed, they ask me why and I explain to them that they can learn photography, business skills are best learned in school. There are plenty of traveling freak shows

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Lies

Every professional must tell a small lie from time to time. We all tell lies from time to time:

 

Model:

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All about that bass

All about that bass is a new song that is the “it” song. If you’ve not heard it, I’ll give you a few to check it out  and then we’ll cover why it’s on a glamour photography website:

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The end of an era

The end of an era is now. After 10 wonderful years in Colorado, it’s time for me to move on to glamour capital of the world, Los Angeles, CA. Some people ask why I never went there to start with and I’ve never really been able to answer intelligently until now: I wasn’t ready. Some people said I should have moved from MN, to Cali and made my bones out there. I say I did it right.

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Paying gigs?

Hello friends!

Been a while, eh? Sorry about that! As you know, I’ve been preparing my move to Los Angeles so that has been taking up a LOT of my time. I want to talk about paying gigs and the ignorance surrounding them, as well as my feelings on CO.

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Canon 6D and my style

Canon 6D and my style. I have my own style of photography. Everyone who has been shooting has their own style, their own eye. For me, I’m very particular in my style. For the first time in a long time, two years ago I decided that I wanted new gear. A new rig: so I purchased a Canon EOS 7D. Right away I hated the image quality, or IQ

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20 things about me

I’m naturally a very private person. If I know you, and really get to know you, I will share small things, but for the most part, I don’t share much about me. I figured it might be fun to do a 20 things about me that you might not know. This makes me vulnerable so go along with me. I don’t think I’ll add any personal things, but all business things. Let’s get started:

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Meet the Models Caleb

Meet the Models Caleb is a good one!

I first met Caleb via Genna. I was offered to attend a shootout by a former student of mine. He got all my info from my workshop and

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OId School: Caleb

Today I do Old School: Caleb.

Yes, I know Old School is set for Friday, but I wanted to change it up a bit.

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Not good enough

Any photographer who is worth their weight in their profession has asked themselves “Am I good enough?” Not good enough is a constant thought for the consummate photographer. We all are chasing our next best image and sometimes the chase leads us away from what we’re most comfortable.

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When is a free shoot free?

When is a free shoot free?

NEVER!!

If you’ve owned a camera longer than 4 hours or if you’ve had modeling photos

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Why Colorado will fail as an industry

Why Colorado will fail as an industry is simple. Yes, I didn’t ask you why, I stated: Why Colorado will fail as an industry and not only will it fail, it has, was and always will fail as an industry. Normally at this point, I will start up on the wannabe models, the poor professionalism or the main one, the lack of fashion industry Colorado represents,

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Professionalism

Victoria of California Victoria of California

Are you truly a professional photographer? Professionalism rears it’s head in many ways, most often times photo quality is second in nature. I’ve seen many of my peers being called unprofessional for the things they do, I am no exception. Many of my peers have done things that I’ve thought unprofessional which brings me to today’s post.

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I will never shoot glamour again

Glamour image of Fashion model Holly

 

While talking with a new photographer friend, he said “This is why I’ll never shoot glamour again”

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I am mean

It has been brought to my attention, that I am mean. Ok, I will be honest, I’ve been told this three to four years into becoming a professional photographer. It has always boggled my mind as I happen to think I’m pretty fricken groovy! and nice, and laid back, and most times, a push over. How someone can think I’m mean baffles my mind. Let’s take a look

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Model release

In our profession, the one thing we must make certain we have is a model release. A model release isn’t needed but it is depending what you want to do with the photos you’ve taken. There are many pros and cons to having a release and how you benefit is totally up to you. One of the biggest issues with having a release is having the proper release for the proper session. For my paying clients I have two separate releases; one for them and a commercial usage for me. On my TF shoots, I have one main release that gives me rights to everything.

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My paying clients have a lot more say as far as when, what and where their images can and will be used. Although improper,

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