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Model photography workshop Fraser Valley

Model photography workshop Fraser Valley

Try new techniques and up to date skills in Model photography 

On October 26, 2013 we hosted a Model photography workshop at Omnilargess Photography Classes office. David and I set up the studio in the morning and made everything ready for the arrival of students, makeup artist and model.


Setting up studio for model photography


It was a fun-filled four hours of taking photos and learning new tips and skills. As you can see in the photos, everyone enjoyed the model photography workshop!


Joji the makeup artist and Kyra our model


Model photography is fun and challenging



In model photography lighting is the key for success


I think model photography is getting a bigger market share nowadays. There is an increasing demand for model photos or model style images.


David Falk shared some of his personal experiences with our students about finding a model, etiquette, set up, workflow and marketing. It was very interesting to have a pro model photographer explain some valuable knowledge and insights. I want to thank David Falk for his hard work and priceless tips. I also want to thank Kyra Tomko, our beautiful model and Joji Dhillon the makeup artist for their wonderful job. And a big thanks to all of our students whose support made this Model Photography workshop very successful!

If you missed this model photography workshop, we are going to have another Model Photography workshop again on March 6 and 8, 2014. Enjoy the highlights and be sure to register for this wonderful class.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Shooting Short Models

Coming up in October, is our Model Photography Techniques class. Photographer, David Falk, will share his inside tips and knowledge based on his extensive experience photographing models. In the following post, David gives you a great tip to help you photograph shorter  models. Let’s face it – not all models are tall and slim, despite what the media tells you. Read on to find out more!

Shooting Short Models

Not all models I shoot are 5’10” or taller. In fact, rarely do I shoot tall models. They simply are hard to find unless you live in the fashion district in Milan or another fashion capital. There is a very simple way to add several inches to your model without any surgery. It’s all about camera height. Next time you leaf through a Vogue magazine, ask yourself a simple question: “What level was the camera at when the photographer took this image?” My guess is that rarely was the camera above the model’s waist. In fact, usually you will find it is more like knee level or lower.

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This photo taken from Ann-Kathrin Brömmel, GQ Germany, September 2013 issue

For example, in this image above (not mine) the photographer seems to be at about knee level. This model is likely 5’11” or so. Why do photographers do this? I think it is very simple. This style makes the model the obvious subject of the image. It makes the model more powerful and confident. When I see images that are shot with the camera above the eyes, it makes me think of a child pleading with a parent to get something. The subject isn’t nearly as strong in the image and appears more subservient.

In the image below (mine) the model is only about 5’4” but my camera is below her knees. Also the swimsuit is a style which makes her legs look longer.

Shorter models can appear taller

Shorter models can appear taller

by: David Falk

To learn more tips like this, register for our two-part Model Photography Techniques class. You won’t want to miss out on this one!