Scott Kelby is a photographer who needs no introduction, so you can imagine how unbelievably stoked I was to read his post titled, “We are switching Model Release Apps Starting Today!” Scott is a world-famous photographic educator, and I’ve heard he writes books now and then too ;), but more importantly he’s an incredible photographer. To hear that he is not only using the app himself, but also switching his entire team over is quite the honor.
The best part about his review is that Scott gets it. He wrote, “…this new app is tailor-made for us. Love the features, the UI, the simplicity, the total customization capability and the organization.”
As a photographer myself I designed this app to not only improve my own personal workflow, but other photographers too, so I’m thrilled to read reviews like Scott’s. It means I’ve succeeded in helping other photographers and that is why I made the app in the first place.
How about you? Have you tried Top Model Release yet? It’s available in the App Store for your iPhone now – with free universal iPad upgrade coming soon. If you’ve given it a shot please let me know what you think in the comments, and if you haven’t bought it yet, please let me know if there are any questions I can answer about the app. Thanks so much for all your support!
Are you a new photographer just starting your business? Are you a seasoned veteran looking to stay current with techniques and technology? Need new friends and contacts? Then Skip’s Summer School is the place for you! This year’s schedule is expanded and better than ever. There are 7 interactive programs to select from, or if you prefer a 2 day film-making class. Class sizes are limited to 20 students to ensure a quality learning experience.
In addition to the smaller classes, there are 3 evening sessions open for all attendees:
- Skip Cohen and Melissa Ghionis talk about the sometimes forgotten skill of great Customer Service. The easiest way to solve problems is to avoid them in the first place.
- Monday evening I’ll be showing how to develop a marketing plan to meet your business goals. Photography isn’t like Field of Dreams, you can’t just set up shop and expect the masses to show up to hire you.
- Are you looking for information and tips on getting your photos published? There’s a session for that too! Resource Magazine will be on hand to relate what publishers are looking for.
- Bob and Dawn Davis, Kevin and Clare Kubota and Vicki and Jed Taufer talk about a new trend – working with your spouse. These three couples have learned how to make it work, both personally and professionally.
- Sal Cincotta wraps up with the closing program discussing the importance of remembering that your photography is a business too.
Check out the great video from last year’s School and Scott’s website for more information and registration.
I hope to see you there!
I had such a wonderful time on the live Google+ On Air Hangout Photo Talk Plus episode #25 with Thomas Hawk and Lotus Carroll. Thank you so much for making me feel at home, and inviting such a great group of panelists and chat room. I always enjoy talking photography with others who share the passion.
A few highlights:
SEE MY INTERVIEW at 53:00 MARK
FIND OUT WHY you should always get a model release at 1:34:20 MARK
Congratulations on hitting the quarter century mark on your show – I look forward to seeing many many more shows!
Did your eye head straight to Breaker Novogratz? It’s not the lightest or the brightest object in the image, in fact it is nearly the darkest. What draws your eye in is the shape. The rest of the photograph is dominated by vertical and horizontal lines. The grid window frames, the shadows, the railing, even the skyscrapers in the background are perpendicular or parallel to each other. Breaker and his skateboard echo the linearity but at 45 degrees to everything else. This is why your eyes probably went straight towards him.
When shooting, look for patterns in your environment. Place your subject so it repeats that pattern. It could be an urban, grid pattern like this one, or a mountain ridge, rolling hills, or an architectural detail that is repeated in a building. For a more dynamic image, place the subject at odds with the background, for a harmonious image have it echo it.
Try some of the exercises by Darren Rowse to practice looking for and emphasizing patterns. They are everywhere you look!
Thank you to the Novagratz’s for the gracious opportunity to shoot inside your home, I will never forget the experience.
“I consider myself a Hyper-realist artist. I love to paint. I use the word paint for lack of a better word. My medium is actually light. I have a passion for making things happen on the screen. Finding a new way of doing something and finding a new room in my imagination is what I love about the work.” – Bert Monroy
While not a photographer, Bert is an artist and expert with Photoshop. Bert shares many of his experiences, skills and memories of Leo in this episode. He certainly kept the chat room entranced the whole hour, not to mention Leo and myself.
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