Glamour Photography by Jay Kilgore

Category archive: Business of Photography

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Professionalism

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

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I will never shoot glamour again

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.

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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

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Rules to a shoot

Everyone has their own rules for a shoot and these rules compliment their business motto. The one thing I’ve found is they are all different and often times the extreme of most others. In keeping tradition of my wannabe model post, I’m going to discuss how in my experience, the wannabe model affects the shoot

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The risk of working with wannabe models.

There are risks in everything we do. A cognitive decision I’ve made was to work primarily with “wannabe”  models vs the professional, established model. This is a choice late in to my career, I’m starting to regret. Note not all the “wannabe” models I’ve worked with have been disastrous, but a good chunk/majority of them are. The

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A photographers protection

A photographers protection is something that is almost always taken in vein. When I’m looking over various message boards, talking to potential clients and reading what others are saying on Facebook, the biggest thing being touted is “Model Safety” “Models should protect references” and so on. There’s one thing that I hardly see and it

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Am I the only white shooter?

Am I the only white shooter? No, not white like that, but white backdrop shooter. I’ve seen a lot of well respected, and some not-so-known photographers sound off on white backdrop shooting and as someone who LOVE’S it, I wanted to chime in yet again. If you’ve read my blog over the years I’ve spoke

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Non standard

There are many, many rules for photography. There are many people who shoot non standard ways and have non standard thinking. The people who are successful in shooting non standard, are those who know and understand the standard thinking. Now that I’ve filled the “non standard” quota, lets move on… This weekend past, I was

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I’m the best photographer in the state

As you may or may not know, I’ve stopped my workshops. I’ve lost my love of teaching them, so I’ve been the student. I’ve not found any workshops worth attending here, but I’m on the look out. Either way, I’ve noticed a new trend amongst photographers that is silly, sickening and stupid. What’s the trend?

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I’m going to put my state on the map!

Being a Glamour Model photographer I hear many people saying “I’m going to put my state on the map!” Great thought! But unrealistic.

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Where I have been

Hello friends! Way too long time no see huh? I apologize for that! I have a couple of excuses and I think they’re good ones. Where I have been: Everywhere and no where! I think I’ll break each main ideal into different segments. This way, you can look for one that interests you the most.

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The power of music

I posted a question a few years ago; What’s the single most important thing at your shoot? I got a wide variety of answers such as camera, good lens, back up bodies and lens. Many great things. For me, I answered it simply; Music.

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Wanted something different -Ryan and Kelsey

A few weeks back I decided I wanted to change it up and go for something with a boy. I started my quest to find a boy and low and behold I found one. I used Kelsey as the model and the images we got were super hot and awesome!

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Where have I been?

Hello friends!   Super long time no talk! Sorry I’ve been away for so long, I had lost my interest in posting and teaching and sharing and all that. Got burned out. I’ve picked up a side project, one I’m happy to be doing! I’m one of two staff photographers for Glamourmodelmagazine.com and I enjoy

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Let’s talk fashion…honestly

Let’s cut through the B.S. and talk about something that annoys me; Fashion photography in a non fashion state. As the days go by, I find myself shying away from model photography more and more. Why? Simple; I live in a glamour state! It is NOT my job to educate people on their career choices,

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Simple Image

I see many photographers reverse engineering images and I feel bad for them. The reason I feel bad for them is the fact that I was one of those guys. I would sit for HOURS looking at images trying to figure out how they lit them.

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The Flake Factor

For the most part, “flaking out” is part of the online modeling world as most serious models will never flake. For some models this is their job, or what they want to be a job or income earner. If you want to make money you can’t develop the reputation of not showing up to work. Online models are those who see photos and want pretty pictures on their Facebook or what not.

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Difficulties saying “No”?

I’ve noticed lots of people don’t like hearing the word “No”. “NO” is often most difficult to hear from the wannabe or new model. if it weren’t for Tyra, VS wouldn’t be what it is today.

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My contributions to the photographic world!

It makes me proud to see students, current and past, display works of mine taken at one on ones, workshops or group settings. If I may say with out ego, it makes me equally thrilled to see images obtained at my workshop have the most comments, likes and lists.

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June 3, 2013 6:36 pm
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