Glamour Photography by Jay Kilgore

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The threats are real!

The threats are real! The threats are real! Stupid, that is! I’ve not shot a Colorado “model” in about three years, yet my inbox on Facebook, once a month is filled with a moronic claim! The claims aren’t so bad, however, the threats are real! They come in in droves and when I respond with

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What the??

What the?? I’ve noticed of late, many people are demanding things that aren’t really theirs. What am I talking about? I’ve noticed things such as Retouchers claiming that they are owed 50% to 100% credit and copyright of an image they retouch! They are saying because they retouched it, the image is theirs and photographers

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I wish I were taller

I wish I were taller! I come from a family of tall people; mom and dad excluded.  My oldest brother is 6’4″, next brother is 6’0″ and my baby brother is 6’3″. Me? I’m an amazing 5’6″.5 tall. “Almost a full grown man” according to my brothers. When I was young, I was one of the

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Boudoir and the glamour photographer

Boudoir and the glamour photographer is a question or situation that appears many times in our career. As you may or may not know, I am known for having an opinion that is…different than others,

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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.

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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…”

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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,

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Lies

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Abercrombie & Fitch fiasco

If you’ve lived in a hole in the wall over the past week, you may have missed out on the…controversy that Mike Jeffries C.E.O. Of Abercrombie & Fitch has caused. There is a LOT to review and learn of this situation

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