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Comp Card Candids

While these last days of nice weather begin to dwindle, make sure you make time to get out and enjoy the fresh air. James Boland here knows how to go out and make the best of the weather while playing soccer with his brother.

When shooting images for a model’s  comp card it’s important to capture the subject in different lights. Having a formal headshot is always crucial, but the comp card is a lot stronger with some natural candid-style images included. This image for example shows James’s body structure and is a nice shot of him having a great time doing one o his favorite activities. When shooting multiple images for a comp card remember to change up:

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Happy Shooting. :]

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Summer Days

Summer is officially here and the heat is starting to rise. It’s time to break out the ice cold lemonade and SPF 50 sunblock. Sometimes the only way to beat the heat on a summer afternoon is to just take a run through the sprinklers. Thanks to the Stewart family for having some fun with us and really capturing the spirit of summer.

Here are a few tips to get some great summer shots:

  1. When shooting outdoor portraiture try using a flash to fill in harsh sunlight shadows.
  2. Keep your camera in a cool place! Don’t leave it to bake in the sun on the dashboard of your car.
  3. Just as you wear sunglasses and baseball caps to protect your eyes, for a little extra shade use a lens hood or a UV filter for your camera.
  4. Make sure to compensate for the deep shadows and bright highlights you get from the noon-time sun.

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
 American writer, Henry James

Happy shooting; stay cool!

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