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 …

Casting Models – The Interview, What to Look for in the Model’s Portfolio, Booking and Options.

Casting Models - Part Three Talking to the model during the interview The personality of the model is important of course, after all you could spending several hours or even several days working with them. It helps to be a good judge of character since the typical interview with a model on a casting can very short. Even if I am pressed for time and have a large amount of people to see I try and get to know the person who is showing me their portfolio as best as I can in…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 …

Padding Your Portfolio.

Take risks in your photography, but not with your career. When I wrote Photographers who plagiarized other photographers,  I wrote about my personal experience of having my ideas stolen and my work being copied verbatim.  So now I want to talk about what could be worse? In this article the topic is padding your portfolio. Early in my career a make-up artist I had worked with told me I should pad my portfolio. What does padding ( also called stacking ) your portfolio mean? Basically it means taking tear-sheets ( pages ) of…Read more …