Model Posing Tips from a Professional Photographer

Whether you are searching for a career in fashion
modeling or glamor modeling, it is very important for you to realize that there is more to becoming a model than just standing there looking beautiful.

One very important factor in becoming a good model is posing, and in order for you to learn the different poses needed for the type of modeling career you are seeking it will take practice, practice, practice.

Make Your Posing Look Natural

When preparing for your photo shoot, there are
Several steps you can take to ensure you are
comfortable while posing and your photos will look more natural.

Get Posing Ideas

Before you head to your photo shoot, pick at least ten poses you really like from fashion or glamor
magazines, or poses you've learned from previous
photo shoots. Take time to practice each pose in front of a mirror until you feel comfortable and have the confidence of knowing you look great doing these
poses.

Hands and Facial Expression

Also, focus on what to do with your hands and pay
attention to facial expressions. A pose is virtually dead and unimaginative without a "look". You should be able to close your eyes, imagine a thought, open your eyes and sell that thought. Practice this technique and your photos will come alive.

Become an Idea Factory

Unless you are shooting for an advertising agency or some other type of special interest session many
photographers recommend that you bring some of your own posing ideas to the shoot. In addition to your
ideas, the photographer may have his or her own idea of ​​how the session should go.

Rapport with Your Photographer

Always work with a photographer you feel you can trust. This will make communication between the two of you easier and give you the confidence to express your own ideas.

Always listen to what the photographer tells you. If you are really uncomfortable with the pose, let your
photographer know how you feel, in a nice way.
Remember, he is looking through the camera lens and might see something you don't.

If the photographer says she wants something different in the pose, try looking away from the camera or giving a unique facial expression. This is where your practice in front of the mirror really pays.

Posture

When posing you should always keep good posture unless the photographer instructs you to do otherwise.
Hold your stomach in to give your abdomen a more toned appearance. If you have gained a few pounds stick out your chin a little to avoid the appearance of a double chin in your photos.

Keep your fingers slightly apart and pointed away from the lens. Let your hands fall naturally into position
whenever possible. Remember, you want to be
yourself – on purpose.

Now that you have learned what to do, consider these things you should try to avoid while posing.

Things to Avoid when Posing for a Photographer

Misplaced Body Language

Body language and expressions come naturally …

Why You Need a Professional Videographer in a Wedding

It is common knowledge that a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event for the couples. Years may roll by, seasons change, kids will be born and grow, and the bride may become a grandma. But even at that time, if you ask her, she will vividly remember every moment of her wedding, including the smallest happening of a flower vase falling down from the altar.

This is the magic of human memory. It will never forget anything that has a great impact on it. Yet when narrating the events of the wedding, if there is something handy like a wedding photograph album, it will add pep to the narration largely. Better still, instead of stock-shots of still-photographs, if there is a video recording of the wedding function, the whole function can be “replayed” and can come alive, once again.

In a ceremonious wedding, the bridal party or important members, who have roles to play in the conduct of the wedding function perfectly are – bride; bridegroom; maid or matron of honor; best man; groomsmen; bridesmaids; junior bridesmaids and groomsmen; mother of the bride; mother of the groom; father of the bride; father of the groom; flower girl; ring bearer; pages (train bearers); officiator; ushers; and very important extras (vies) alternating duties of ushers etc.

All the above persons will be clad in special and costly outfits. No wonder they would be very eager to be shown in the “limelight” throughout the wedding function, through the video cameras.

Nowadays, videos have become an indispensable part of the wedding celebration, to record each and every second of the whole wedding ceremony. Thanks to the technology advancements, more and more sophisticated equipment have come to vogue, to make the wedding video into a great celluloid movie.

The touch of “professionalism” is needed, while shooting the moments from different angles, with different zooming, focusing and capturing techniques. These techniques cannot be expected from amateur persons.

Where and how to locate the best of best professional videographers? Well – we are living in the internet era. So things are made easier now, than in the olden days, to search extensively and locate professional videographers for wedding (and other functions at your home as well).

In this regard, what should you look for? Check the following aspects:

Visit their website and see what they have to offer

Inspect their previous “works” displayed at their site. The clarity and beauty of those clippings will give you an idea, as to their efficiency and workmanship

Check whether they have different packages for different work assignments, to suit the budget of the wedding family

Ensure your wedding function can be covered fully and perfectly, without your need to supervise or monitor their crew working at the venue with devotion and involvement

Discuss with their professionals threadbare, as what is your requirement, your expectations and of course your budget etc., so that a mutual understanding is reached beforehand.

Finally, arranging for a professional videographers team will not only capture all the …

Training and Course Options for a Career As a Beauty Professional

Entering the field of beauty can require that you first obtain an education, which can be done through enrollment in accredited school or college. You have the opportunity to train in a number of specialized areas in order to prepare for the career you dream of. Certificate and degrees can be earned by completing all required coursework and training that is needed in the area you choose. You can begin the path to an exciting career by researching the training and course options for a career as a beauty professional.

*Training Options

When looking to pursue a career as a beauty professional there are different training options to choose from. You can earn an accredited certificate, or associate, or bachelor degree. Training for a certificate can take anywhere from several months to one year of training. You can earn an accredited associate degree with two years of study and a bachelor degree program can require four years to complete. Schools and colleges are available to provide you with the career preparation that you need to enter into a successful career in the beauty industry. You can look forward to pursuing the career of your dreams by enrolling in an accredited educational training program.

*Career Possibilities

There are a number of different career options available once you have received the accredited training that is needed to enter into the workforce. Enrollment in a beauty school will help you to prepare for the career of your choice. You can look forward to working as a professional:

  • Cosmetologist
  • Manicurist
  • Esthetician
  • Nail Technician
  • Barber
  • Pedicurist

…and other related careers. Once you receive the skills and knowledge that you desire you can seek employment in a variety of areas including salons, spas, hospitals, department stores, and other related businesses. Once you decide on the career you wish to obtain you can expect to study a variety of courses.

*Coursework

When looking to enter into a beauty related profession you will need to gain skills and knowledge in certain areas. Coursework that may be covered will help you to receive the training that meets the level of education you have chosen to obtain as well as the career you wish to enter into. You can expect to learn management, hair design, manicure procedures, spa treatments, and much more. Once you have decided on the level of training and career you wish to enter you can learn more about the topics of study that will be involved. You will also be able to study aromatherapy, facial treatments, nail conditions, hair cutting, and more. Begin training by enrolling in an accredited program today.

Accredited beauty professional degree programs are designed to help you obtain the best quality education available to you. There are numerous accrediting agencies that are approved to fully accredit the educational training programs that meet all requirements. The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences ( http://www.naccas.org/ ) is one of the agencies that is able to accredited schools and colleges that offer you …

Tips on How to Be Comfortable in Professional Clothing During Summer

Summer is a season everyone looks forward to. It is a season with lots of outdoor activities. It is also a time for bright colors that replace the dull and dark colors of winter. Summer season nevertheless has its own challenges. The peak of summer is often characterized with scourging heat of the sun that leaves a lot of people longing for cold drinks and cool environment. It is a time when a lot of people are scantily clothed, so as to allow evaporation of water (sweat) from their body, as evaporation leads to cooling. The greater the part of the body that is exposed to air the greater the cooling sensation people experience. In an attempt to maximize the cooling effect they experience, some people tend to be overly scantily clothed such that they stray from norm of decency.

Dressing professionally to work during the summer season can be a challenge for many as professional dressing prohibits any form of scanty dressing. To ward off the heat of the sun and also enjoy the cooling effect of evaporation of water (sweat) from the body in the summer season, there are couple of clothing tips you can consider. These tips are; I. The colors of the clothing you wear. ii. The styles of your clothing and iii. The material your clothes are made from.

Colors of the Clothes You Wear

During the summer season endeavor to wear clothes with very bright and reflective colors, when shopping for summer clothing, buy clothes with very bright colors especially clothes with white background such as stylish tops and blouses, dresses, bright colored skirts, white pants, or white men's dress shirts, bright colored t-shirts. Avoid clothes with dark colors especially solid black clothes, such as solid black pants, black men's dress shirts, black dresses or black skirts, black men's suits. Bright colors are very reflective, they reflect the heat of the sun away from your body, while dark colors are very good absorbents of heat and you certainly do not want to wear such clothing during the summer season. Wearing bright colored clothing in summer will help to reduce the amount of heat your body absorbs.

The Style of the Clothing You Wear .

When possible avoid clothing with long sleeves. Wear clothing with short sleeves, such as short sleeve dresses, knee length skirts, 2 or 3 piece dress suits or skirt suits with short sleeves. You can also wear a cotton jacket over a sleeveless top or blouse. Men can wear men's short sleeve dress shirts, men's walking suits or men's casual shirts.

The Material the Clothes You Buy are Made From

Different clothing are made from different types of materials, some of these materials are cotton, nylon or synthetic in nature. The material from which clothing is made from gives it its unique characteristics. These characteristics determine the durability, comfort and safety of such clothes around certain environment. It is very important to take into consideration the material your clothes are made …

The Women in Professional Bass Fishing Today – Where Are They?

I had surgery last week and couldn't fish or drive, so I was working on the website and talking to some friends on Facebook while watching some live tournament coverage, and the subject of why we don't see many women fishing in professional bass events came up.

It really made me think because I hadn't paid as much attention to this as I should have.

I decided to contact some old friends in professional bass fishing both male and female and get their thoughts on it, and I think you'll be surprised at what some of them said.

First, in case you weren't aware it, women haven't always been allowed to fish BASS events.

The first woman to compete in a co-ed BASS tournament was Vojai Reed. She fished the 1991 Missouri Invitational and finished 58th! not bad, but it wasn't anything to indicate that women were going to win a lot of Bassmaster Angler of the Year awards or start taking home Bassmaster Classic trophies.

And as of 2018, they haven't!

I had a tackle store, guide service, and a radio show at the very beginning of the internet.

I had been involved in the old Redman Tour where I met a lot of anglers who are fishing at a professional level today, and I had opened Bass Pro shops in Harrisburg, Pa where I did seminars for TTI Blackmore, allowing me to associate with a lot of professionals in bass fishing. I contacted Andre Moore, who had Reaction Innovations and started carrying his baits, and interviewing him on the radio shows.I was at the Classic when he proposed to Kim Bain on stage.

I thought, how perfect is this, a team like that fishing the Classics together, she will go far.

Kim Bain-Moore was the first woman to compete in the Bassmaster Classic. She qualified by winning the 2008 Women's Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year title. In the Classic, she finished 47th out of 51 anglers. It was her first and last!

Pam Martin-Wells became the second woman to fish the Classic. Like Kim Bain-Moore, she qualified after winning the 2009 WBT AOY award. She finished 22nd out of 51 anglers in the Classic. Pam Martin-Wells is easily the most accomplished female angler in BASS history. Martin-Wells ranks 123rd on the BASS all-time prize money list with $ 308,321.14. Ninety-nine percent of that was earned through the WBT or in her one and only Classic appearance.

After the dissolution of the WBT in 2011 no woman has even come close to qualifying for the championship.

Janet Parker came pretty close to qualifying for the Elites in 2011.

Sabrina Thompson was profiled a while back on a local news station in Texas, she is a Pro Angler and was participating in that weekend's Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Opens.

So why is that a big deal?

She was the first black woman ever to compete in the bass fishing tournament.

She serves as the Vice President of the …

Jewelry in Professional Sports

Have you ever wondered what kind of jewelry an athlete is allowed to wear on the field? Like is a pitcher player allowed to wear a men's wedding ring on the on the mound? Or is a hockey player allowed to wear a necklace? Here is a brief rundown on what professional athletes are allowed to wear in the four major sports.

NHL

Since most of the a players body is covered on the ice (save the neck and face) by their uniform, skates, socks, gloves and helmet, the NHL does not have any rules pertaining to what type of jewelry can be worn during the game . Since it's a high impact sport, players are apt not to wear any type of earrings or rings during the games. As for necklaces, as long as they don't appear outside of the jersey they are allowed.

NFL

If there is one sport that is hyper critical of what a player wears on the field, it is the NFL (or as some fans have dubbed it the "No Fun League"). Not only can you get penalized for excessive celebration on the field, but also for wearing non-sanctioned socks or shoes. And the rules begin from the time someone hits the field for pre-game practice all the way to the time they leave the stadium. Rules are even enforced during post game interviews! Ironically, though, the NFL does not have excessive rules on what kind of jewelry can be worn on the field. Since hands are primarily used for catching and blocking, rings are generally not worn as they could affect the catching or throwing of a ball. Necklaces and ear rings, on the other hand, are worn, as long as they are within reason. Bracelets, on the other hand, must be covered at all time. Did I mention that officials review the entire game afterwards to make sure (once again) that no one broke uniform rules during the game? Wow.

NBA

In the past few years the commissioner's office has begun to come down hard on NBA players with a new dress code that has limited what a player could wear before and after a game. This is extended to the court where NBA players are not allowed to wear any type of jewelry. This means earrings; bracelets, rings and necklaces are all no-no's. The only accessories allowed on the court are knee and elbow braces, headbands and, of course, tattoos.

MLB

Major League Baseball, on the other hand, seems to have a very liberal policy when it comes to jewelry. Essentially you can wear any type of jewelry unless it's deemed by an umpire as "distracting" or can interfere with the game. In other words, pitchers can't wear rings as they might scuff the ball and no giant mirrored necklaces that might distract the batter from the ball (not that anyone is thinking of wearing it, but you get the idea).

Seems most sports don't allow for jewelry, not even mens