iPad Portfolios vs Print Portfolios, The Pros and the Cons

Digital portfolios for photographers, there's a app for that. The other day a friend of mine informed me that "all the models in New York City were no longer carrying around print portfolios and were instead were using iPads for their model books". I wrote her back to say "I don't think I like that". This is simply because I love print books, but it does not surprise me that more people are using iPads as portfolios. In fact I remember several friends of mine who were professional photographers that use to carry…Read more …

Beautiful Minimal Design Photography Websites

Paul Kerins Photographer featured on Creative Design Magazine. Creative Design Magazine,  a design resource magazine, just posted a article on their website 55 Beautiful Minimal Design Photography Websites . I was pleased to see my main website Paul Kerins Photographer was featured in the article. I would like to say welcome to all the people who found their way here from Creative Design Magazine. I hope you enjoy your time on my website. Below is a quote from the article that Creative Design Magazine published.  Minimal Design is very popular in website design. Web…Read more …

Ivan Dalla Tana

Ivan Dalla Tana, master printer & inventor of the "Gold Process" a alternative photographic printing process. The world is full of creative people, making beautiful objects and things for themselves and other people's pleasure, but the reality is almost all of it, is a rehash of something someone else had already done before. It is a harsh truth, but if you asked any creative if they ever made something that has never been seen before, if they were honest with you and with themselves they would say no. They would say that they…Read more …

Casting Models – Where to Hold Castings, plus Casting for Multi-Person Layouts

Casting Models - Part Two Where to hold your model castings I have held model castings in hotels, my flat, the stylist's flat, the client's office, in a cafe, in my studios, and in rentals studios, but the best place to hold model castings in my opinion is in the modelling agencies . The reasons for this is are many. The models know where their agencies are which is easier for the model if she is new to the city you are in. Models are almost never late for castings in the agencies…Read more …

Get it Right the First Time.

When and when not to use Photoshop. Have you ever heard this phrase? Why don't you fix that later in Photoshop? I have heard that more times than I care to remember. From clients, to make-up artists, hair stylists, stylists, models, and even assistants. I have even known other photographers who think like this. Photographers who spend more time digitally altering a image in Photoshop, than the time spent actually creating the photograph to begin with. Photoshop is a amazing tool, truly it is. The thing is, before Photoshop existed photographers had to…Read more …