Glamour Photography by Jay Kilgore

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Dramatic lighting fun

One of my favorite lighting styles is dramatic lighting or artistic nude lighting. If you’re a frequent visitor to the blog, you know that full nude glamour isn’t really my thing. I do it for submissions, but not really my thing. When I do shoot full nudes, I prefer it to be done “artistically” to give a

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What is this connection crap I always talk about?

If you’ve spent ANY amount of time on my blog, you’ve heard me talk about “connection with your models” and how important it is. What you haven’t seen is what happens when you don’t have that connection. Today, you will! The reason connection is so important is simple; with out it you have well composed

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Technical Tuesday: Color Correction

One of the things I struggled with for years was color correction. Now that I look back at my old work, I realized I put MORE emphasis on color correction and “getting perfect skin tones” than I should have. Today, tools to get the “perfect skin tones” are advanced and offer a wide range of

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“Why do they have to be nude?”

Is the question my Wife asked me a few weeks back. I had my standard answer at the ready; “It’s what they like the most” and was an answer that she didn’t really accept. I think she didn’t accept it because I honestly didn’t. It was a question that I thought about all day for a

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Vicki doing the stankylegg

On my blog post Meet the Models: Vicki  I stated I had a video of her dancing the dance StankyLegg but that I wasn’t going to post it. Mostly, I wasn’t posting it because I couldn’t find it. Almost overnight my email box flooded with requests to see the video. If you’re a facebook fan  then you

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Filter fun! ?

One of the things I’m seeing more and more is filter based photography. Everything comes in cycles and that’s all fine and dandy. I remember when the Ring Flash came back and everyone (including myself) had to have one. I remember when Cross Processing came back and everyone (again, including myself) was doing it..oh wait,

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Talk yourself out of a job

I’m a firm believer that every photographer should be paid SOMETHING! Even if it’s 20.00 the photog should be paid with monetary means. Why? Simple; Money tends to keep everyone more professional and honest! When money exchanges hands, the photographer has a new found respect for the client, and the client knows that he or she

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September 18th 2011

September 18th 2011 will for ever be a day I always remember. It’s a day the photography world lost one of it’s brightest stars. I have explained what Art means to me in myprevious article, with that being the case, I want to continue CELEBRATING his life and what he gave to me, you and

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My biggest regret professionally is…

I have made a LOT of mistakes professionally. The goal of being a halfway decent business person is taking a good honest review of the previous year and not only looking at the good you’ve done, but the bad and major mistakes you’ve made. While I’ve made my fair share of bad mistakes, the worst

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Technical Tuesday: Art Ketchum setup

If you don’t know, Art Ketchum was my mentor and friend. I miss Art every day and will always be indebted to him for opening my eyes to photography. Art was always straight laced and honest in everything he did. Even when he ripped apart a photo of yours, he did it with a Grandfathers

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You’ve got a dirty mouth

I’m sure you’ve heard it before. If you haven’t, it means what people perceive is their reality. Notice i said THEIR reality as their reality and ours as photographers, do not always mesh. This is why it’s important for us as photographers, models and people in general, need to make sure we are 100% clear

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Technical Tuesday: Making Facebook a lot “safer” to browse

In a lot of my One on Ones I get people that complain that they can’t promote their boudoir or model photography business as it links back to their general purpose or family facebook account. I realize the frustrations this cause as I have a page that is for my family, but I want to

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Keep it classy

Last week I caused a bit of trouble with my post regarding “When did this…” Might as well keep the fires burning this week right? I’m fortunate enough to have a nice list of people that want to shoot with me. One of the comments I see a lot of is “I wan’t to keep

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Photographers: Copyright and Protection

One of the more misunderstood aspects of photography is copyright and fair usage rights. These rights and laws are misunderstood by ALL parties involved, from the client to photographer to general public. While it’s not my intent or purpose to get completely into it, I will give a quick overview of the basics a photographer

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Benefits of a 9-5 job

As the days go by I notice photography is turning much into my days of being in Martial Arts. Crazy to compare? No not really as when I was in Tae Kwon Do, the one thing people asked was “Are you a Black Belt?” When I had first started, that was all I ever wanted

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Accessing the tools under the tool in Photoshop!

One of the problems I’ve always had is knowing how to access the tools under the main tool in Photoshop. Meaning I know I press -J- for the Spot Healing brush, but what if I needed the Healing brush tool? This video shows you HOW to do it with out using your mouse! The gorgeous

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So you want to be a model pt IV: The shoot

If you’ve followed along, you will remember there are three other segments: So you want to be a model: A models inspiration So you want to be a model: Styles/Genres of modeling So you want to be a model: Making money When you’re done reading those you’ll be up to date with us so we

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A good photographer is a VOYEUR!

That’s right, I said it. Any photographer that is worth his or her weight in gold, is a voyeur. Now when I say voyeur, I’m not talking about the creeper that looks into your window when you’re changing…well..some might, but not my point. Photography is about capturing the essence of the person, or at least

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The Olympic photographic fiasco

As you may or may not be aware, there was a “professional” photographer who was commissioned to shoot the Olympians. What an honor this must have been for said “professional” The end results of the photos themselves? No where near close to professional and sadly, most Moms with a Camera could have done a better job. Unlike me,

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Introducing “Technical Tuesday” and a Photoshop brush trick!

Moving forward, every Tuesday I will bring you something technical. This may be related to photography, retouching or anything technical and related to photography as a whole. Todays TT isPhotoshop. As photographers, we spend quite a lot of time in Photoshop so any tips, tricks or shortcuts we can create will save hundreds of hours off our retouching.

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