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A model does 19 poses in 30secs

Here is a model who does 19 poses in 30 seconds. I bet she has a repoirtoire of only 19 poses that she’s learnt, and she does them in the exact same order every time. Hmm… thinking about it now. I bet the MUA has a handful of styles, and they choose one for the day, and from each clothing shoot, they choose three photos, splice them together, and so from start to finish, it may be possible to have a product prepared, shot, processed, and delivered in under 30 minutes… maybe?

For this to work, you need a team where each person has a routine that they strictly follow, and no variation (no creativity) is allowed. The camera needs to be set on a tripod on manual focus, and a fast charge flash(es) on low power is needed.

Could I do this? I don’t have such a team, and my main flash could do it, but with may be an extra second between shots.

What do I do? I don’t want carbon-copies or cookie-cutter photos, but something different each time. I want variety and a little of something different. This looks fun. Here Coco Rocha does her own 19 poses. I bet she’s taken the time to develop them, try them, rehearse them, and then perform them. And over time, she’s got some better, dropped some, and picked up new ones.

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A Taiwanese model’s life is ruined by an internet meme created by a plastic surgery advertising agency

A Taiwanese model’s life is ruined by an internet meme created by a plastic surgery advertising agency (BBC). I had seen the photo recently, paraded as “Husband divorces wife for ugly children” (like this website).

From a meme or click bait website, http://weknowmemes.com/2012/05/plastic-surgery-you-cant-hide-it-forever/

From a meme or click bait website, http://weknowmemes.com/2012/05/plastic-surgery-you-cant-hide-it-forever/ The advertisement ran with the caption, “The only thing you’ll ever have to worry about is how to explain it to the kids”.

I’ll admit that my initial reaction was less than nice to her. It was also a sexist headline, too, saying nothing about the man. However, I didn’t have a vital piece of information: They are all models, not even related to each other, doing a job for an advertising agency; and that her looks are indeed natural. Besides, someone famous once said, “You can’t believe everything you see on the internet” – Abraham Lincoln, 1868. The tragedy is that this model has lost work, and now mentally suffers much anguish from public opinion of her personally. She was a model, hired to do a job, and she did it. The advertising agency conceived of the concept, and chose the people, and the caption. Just how much creative control did the models have? None. Also, how are the children doing? They have been labelled as being ‘ugly’. How are they getting on at school?

So, what went wrong? The advertising agency should never have chosen this caption and concept. The advertisement should have treated the models with far more respect. Consequently, I think I would never agree to modelling for a plastic surgery ad, and I’m sure most female models would now avoid such a job. Also, the issue with Royalty Free images (RF) is that the model and photographer both have no control over the images once it’s sold. Whereas, there is a lot more control over Rights Managed photos, but still there is no control once an image is lost to the internet.

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Street & tourism model call in Osaka or Kyoto

NB: The shoot is in Japan, and only open to anyone (aged 20 and older) in the Osaka area. The shoot can be scheduled for the afternoon or evening of the 23rd or the morning of the 24th January. Please note that the payment is in yen, not US dollars or other currency. This is reposted from the Model Mayhem model call.

Wanted: male and female models or couples (gay and straight) for (outdoor) traveller / tourist type of photos, and candid-like street portraiture. Clothing should be nice, simple, but of tourist-like appearance. Photos will be similar to this and further below.

Theme: Candid street portraits and traveller / tourism
Location: Streets and tourist areas of central Osaka (TBA), or Gion Kyoto.
When: 23rd Jan (afternoon or evening), and 24th Jan (morning only)
Required: Models will sign a model release to allow the photos to be used for commercial purposes.
For general model call information, see Model Call or Contact me here or via JapanesePhotos.Asia for more information.

General advice: Please where full length heat-tech or thermal underclothing, and no clothing with brand logos or print designs. Please do not bring large or heavy bags; you can keep them in a train station locker.

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Winter model call

This model call is for a snowy day photo shoot in Nagoya, Japan. Note, this is open only to people who are already in Nagoya, Japan. The original posting was created on Model Mayhem, and here’s the main summary copied below. The intended time to shoot is possibly over the New Year period, weekends in January, and almost anytime in February or March.

Wanted, male and female models and couples (gay and straight) for outdoor snowy day shoot. Because snowfall in Nagoya cannot be predicted the shoot cannot be fixed to a particular date. Therefore you may be contacted either the night before or early in the morning when snowfall is confirmed. Photos will be similar to this
http://ablyth.photoshelter.com/gallery- … _9FTzAKwMU
and this
http://ablyth.photoshelter.com/gallery- … uDQSfYbu8k and others similar.

Theme: Candid street portraits and romantic
Location: Sakae or Osu area. The meeting place is likely to be at a subway exit in Central Park.
Models will sign a model release to allow the photos to be used for commercial purposes.
For general model call information, see Model Call, or Contact me here or via JapanesePhotos.Asia for more information.

General advice: Please where full length heat-tech or thermal underclothing, at least two layers of socks, and no clothing with brand logos or print designs. Please do not bring large bags.

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