New Promo Tactics

New Promo Tactics

So I thought I would start going through much of my previous photography work. Along the way, I’ve discovered some photo shoots I though I’d lost ages ago. I found some I didn’t even remember shooting.

For this one, Sarah (model) was over for some video shooting. I was shooting for stock and I wanted some practice. She was fairly paid.

So the videos wound up being mostly a bust because she had tattoos which are a big no-no for stock agencies. I didn’t know that. Why? Tattoos are a work of art and are the copyright of the tattoo artist. No joke. I have to get property releases for every tattoo visible in an image or video. More often than not, this is simply impossible. Imagine tattoo artists from all over just the Southwest (let alone the rest of the world) signing property releases for every single tattoo. Most of the time, the talent doesn’t remember the artist or when they got it. So, basically, I have to cover everything up, fix it in post (forget it), or take the hit and learn the lesson.

This one was a lesson. So, I can still use these for self-promotion so that’s what we’ll do.

When I found this image it was using the Flat Shooting Picture Style. The image had almost no contrast.

I love how it works now.