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Another Season of Fashion Week SS17

Another Season of Fashion Week SS17
Shooting Fashion week is something I rarely have time for, As a regularly working commercial fashion shooter I'm always producing my next shoot or video. So when I was asked to do this seasons Men's fashion week by my friend William Gooch of Fashion Revoire I was going to Decline the offer. I was already booked with a large job the week after ...
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Anna Cleveland in Zac Posen at the 2013 SS Style Awards

 

During Fashion week you are sometimes so focused on one thing that you dont realize who your standing next to or even interacting with. My attention was caught by a particular model that came in arm in arm with Zac Posen,

At the time I shot this I did not realize this was Pat Cleveland's little girl. I was caught up with other designers and chatting with Zac Posen and such. My friend was showing me some old video of Pat spinning and showing her moves when I was like. Shes moving just like that girl with Zac Posen!. So amazingly I did not realize who I was speaking to until 2 years later. 

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Fashion Week FW2015 Rubin & Chapelle at the Standard Hotel in NYC

Happy Valentines Day! 

FIT Alumni Sonja Rubin and Kip Chapelle show their new line at the Standard Hotel near the Highline in NYC yesterday. I was impressed with the use of fabric and the flow and hang of the garments as I looked at previous collection I see they are true to their branding and style. you can find their line at retailers such as Barneys NY, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue, and Joyce Hong Kong.

 

 

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The Annual Style Awards During MBFW

The Annual Style Awards During MBFW

I pulled out some Fashion Celebrity images for a Style Awards Show 3 Seasons ago from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tents. I just figured someone would like to see some Red Carpet Stuff I shot, Since I was not allowed to release these images when they were shot. It was truly an all star event with Guest like Christie Brinkley, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande, Nicole Richie and much much more.

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Dressing for Corporate Headshots and Personal Portrait Sessions

Dressing for Corporate Headshots and Personal Portrait Sessions

Well it's Christmas 2014 where has the time gone? Today I felt like writing a blog entry about business dress style. I have been getting a lot of inquiries about who styles my photo sessions, some are making reference to the clothing while other are referring about who is posing the subjects. Fortunately and unfortunately both of these tasks generally fall upon me. It's great to always have a team member present that will help coordinate a shoot but in very small productions it's not always necessary. But with that said, styling your clothing can be a very important factor in your headshot photo session. I may define how a client may relate to you and if they will want to interact with you or not. Pay attention to your demographic, Who are your clients and how do you think they want to see you.

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How to retouch Hair in Photoshop

I recently came across This company Phlearn.com, they create some simple but great photoshop video tutorials for the novice and the advanced photoshop user. I also had a chance meeting with the guy in the video during a photo conference in the city a few weeks ago and they seem to have a great team.

Well instead of me creating videos to help teach my staff how to do some difficult tasks in Photoshop I decided to start listing the most helpful Plearn videos for what we normally do here and some other non Plearn videos that are just as helpful

in this video they will teach you how to retouch out loose and stay hairs from a fashion headshot image.

 

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New York City Photographer photographs the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

New York City Photographer photographs the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

As a business owner you are always wondering who's visiting your website. You want to know if your content is correct if you put all the right data up for people to make the right choices and whether I picked the right photographs to showcase in my galleries or if I put too much in the sexy section. I always worry I may have that very conservative visitor and they mat get offended by some content. I guess my worries were out to rest last month when I received a call from The UN Mission to St.Vincent and the Grenadines to inquire about booking their Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and his wife Eloise for a family Christmas card photo session. Although I have photographed heads of state and UN officials from various world missions, I have never had one venture into my studio before, So this was a pretty new experience. 

After the final details, Approval and a secret service vetting we had the session in the studio with hair and makeup artist T-Cooper, Mrs. Gonsalves arrived first to get the beauty treatment with her husband following just in time to start the session. it was a fun shoot trying to get the prime minister to let his guard down which he did in no time at all. He was telling stories being playful and just having fun, but already ready to move on to the next item on the agenda. All in all we had a great little session and got great pictures out of it.

 

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Lookbooks

Lookbooks

Fashion Photography lookbooks are all about the "it factor," and how your work is presented is vital to the success of your new line. The Professional Lookbook Team from Ken Jones Photography is one of the best in their field. With years of experience on their side, they know how effectively promote your new collection so that it makes an impact on the right audience. 

If you look at the brands that are the hottest on the market, they all have one thing in common: lookbooks. They stay relevant because every season they give clients a reason to remember them with a standout fashion catalogue. 

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Sound Advice On Makeup For Photo Shoots

Sound Advice On Makeup For Photo Shoots

New York – When paying for a professional photo shoot, clientele want to make sure that the finished product meets or exceeds their expectations.  However, what many often do not realize is that much depends upon the willingness of the client to act upon sound advice from, both the photographer, and his or her makeup professional.  According to Ken Jones, of Ken Jones Photography – FultonStudio, this is often what makes or breaks a shoot, and the client’s satisfaction of the shots that result.

 

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An Alabama Girl's Magic Moment

An Alabama Girl's Magic Moment

Ashley Tombrello is an 18 year old high school senior who dreams of someday becoming a model. Recently, she had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to New York with her family, to have her dreams come true for a day. Like many teenage girls, Ashley is a cheerleader who loves shopping and hanging out with friends, but unlike many her age, Ashley struggles with the life-threatening illness known as Cystic Fibrosis. 

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What Makes a Great Lookbook

What Makes a Great Lookbook

What Makes a Great Lookbook
Lookbook n. A collection of masterfully created images which show off a model, style,
or clothing line.

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Did we Ever Truly Leave the Dark Ages?

Did we Ever Truly Leave the Dark Ages?

Does anybody truly take notice of how much technology influences their lives? We’re aware of it of course, how couldn’t we be? But do we ever appreciate just how much we rely on electricity and technology to get from one day to the next? It seems that it takes a significant event like the recent blackout in New York for us to take stock of our lives.  

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We are now offering Boudoir Photography

We are now offering Boudoir Photography

So I Finally created a page for boudoir photography and funny enough it was very hard to find images for the gallery. I have thousands of pictures in this style but all of the images where my clients personal pictures and I did not even want to ask them if I can use the images. So I hunted out image from a few people who did not mind me showing and some models I shot previously that mimic a sexy intimate photo shoot

The editorial on the page describes what boudoir means to me and how I feel about the intimate capture. I think sexy is a tease and its what awakens and arouses us all. Don't you think?

Visit the new boudoir page and tell me what you think.

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What happens at a photoshoot - a video camera test

What happens at a photoshoot - a video camera test

My Video person John had purchased some new gear not too long ago and wanted to do some test of the camera capabilities as well as create a quick reference as to what can go one during a typical studio day here at the studio.

This happens to be 2 shoot days merged into one, The first is an editorial for a conceptual bridal magazine and the other is a catalog shoot for a costume company with about 10 models and is pretty much a full production shoot. Both shoots came out well but in both cases a signed NDA's as to not show the final images for my own promotion.

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Shooting with Erika

Shooting with Erika

So I had Erika over a few months back and we did a test to see the capabilities of a new Hair Stylist, I also tested a new Make-up artist at the same time, something I rarely do. I was just in one of those "Screw it!" modes, "Lets just see what happens" I was okay with the hair, but after just one look both of the stylist had to leave and I was a bit frustrated. I was looking forward to doing another look and it just did not happen. Well this was a test and sometime

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Shooting Eye Wear for Exalt Cycle 2011

Shooting Eye Wear for Exalt Cycle 2011

It was super last minute. I received a email from someone from overseas saying that they had seen my work and wanted to hire me to photograph their glasses. The English was not clear and there were no details so I kind off wrote off the mail as spam, But for some reason I wrote back and go back a response from one of my coolest clients Exalt Cycle, an Eye Wear Company based in Italy. The owners where making there way to New York in the next 2 days to attend the annual eye wear show at the Javits Center and they wanted me to do a last minute model search, Casting and in the end a production

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The Proper Skin Retouch

The Proper Skin Retouch

So every so often I will teach my interns and assistants how to properly retouch so they can help me with my studio workflow, Most people who are not familiar with retouching believe that we just push a button a TaDa! we get a retouched picture. But proper retouching does take time, effort and most importantly skill. When I give the lesson to one person I sit there and let them teach one of the other while I listen to see if they retained and of what I just told them, It helps them remember better as it will make them dig for the details that I used to forget myself. This time around I had one of my assistants

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So you want to be a Model

So you want to be a Model

As a fashion and beauty photographer I frequently get people coming to me asking if they have the looks to model and truthfully almost everyone has the looks to be in the industry. The commercial modeling industry is constantly looking for different people to cast in all types of commercial roles and just so you know it is really the attitude and drive that will make one successful in this business.

It is not as easy as they make it all look in movies and on television, there is a lot of very hard work, competition and stress involved the real question maybe more like are you ready to be a model?

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Yes I Shoot Models Testing TFP and TFCD

Yes I Shoot Models Testing TFP and TFCD
  • Questions about sessions are welcome
  • Rates may vary.
  • If your look is in demand (my discretion) rates may drop.
  • Or, if you're packing a princess card, rates may double. Triple for clueless.

-- No TFP --

Anybody can model. Doesn't mean they should!

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How to get Great Headshots

How to get Great Headshots

I get the calls all the time, a potential client will call me and ask if I take headshots for business or personal use. I reply “Yes, I do, what will you need them for?” They will then tell me that it’s for an magazine article, their corporate website, dating services, marketing materials and or any number of reasons a client will need a good portrait of themselves for.

I have to ask what the headshots are for because there are differences in the way I approach and shoot each client situation. For example someone coming to me for headshot for a dating website should be shot very naturally I feel these should not look like professionally taken pictures, don’t get me wrong, these pictures should be great looking but they should look like you are hanging out with your friend and that friend just happens to take great headshot pictures, these images should be taken in more of a location environment to add to the natural feel of the situation. Not in an obvious photo studio and in case your thinking “oh ken does not shoot this stuff” that’s not the case, I just want to take you outside and shoot something with a better environment than the studio offers.

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