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  1. How To Prepare Your Child For a Photoshoot

    Date 12 Mar 2016
    For any parent, preparing for a family photoshoot can be made that much more difficult by the addition of children to the equation. When the children are young in particular, it can be difficult to know how to get them ready. You need to think about your own clothes, hair…

  2. You Don’t Have To Be A Big Corporation To Have Great Photography

    Date 04 Mar 2016
    Many small business owners shy away from having proper photoshoots done. I’ve seen websites filled with images taken on phones, or generated by users. The photographs might be very old and low quality, or presented in a very small size. All of this adds up to what is, unfortunately, a…

  3. 10 Shortcuts to Becoming a Model in Record Time

    Date 27 Feb 2016
    Becoming a model is not an easy task. There are a lot of hurdles to jump between your first test shoot and being an agency signed, paid, full-time model. Certainly, not everyone can make it. If you do, it may be years before you can stand tall and wear the…

  4. How PCI Studio Got Its Name

    Date 27 Feb 2016
    Here’s a bit more of a personal post this week: I wanted to explain a bit about the origins of PCI Studio, what inspired me to create it, and where the name itself comes from PCI Studio first started its journey back in 2009, when I was a student at…

  5. Two Casting Calls

    Date 17 Feb 2016
    I’m spoiling you this week with a couple of casting calls! For both opportunities, simply use the “contact me” form to register your interest. A link to your portfolio is preferred if available.  CASTING #1: You can see this casting on ModelMayhem and StarNow to apply with your modelling profiles.…

  6. How to Model Without An Agency

    Date 12 Feb 2016
    If you are an aspiring model, then no doubt you are filled with dread at the thought of the task of finding an agency. This can be a very long, difficult, and daunting process, and lots of models get their confidence knocked so badly by repeated rejections that they simply…

  7. Photoshoot Ready: Little Ondine Nail Polish

    Date 05 Feb 2016
    This post is, I’m afraid, a bit overdue - but I really must showcase the products of a company I am very happy to use, and would recommend to just about anyone. Little Ondine are the creators of a new kind of nail varnish which has totally changed my personal…

  8. Model Hacks: A Cheat Sheet For Beginners

    Date 28 Jan 2016
    Recently I’ve started a new series of modelling tips, which I’m sharing on my Instagram account. This series is going to include a lot of the big tips that have been posted here on the blog, as well as some new bits and pieces, all in bite-sized chunks that you can…

  9. The Secret To Getting Published in Magazines

    Date 22 Jan 2016
    Whether you are a model or a photographer - or a make-up artist, stylist, or so on - you will at some point in your career benefit from getting published. This normally means working on a fashion editorial, commercial photography, advertisement, or feature, to be published in one of a…

  10. Recent Published Work

    Date 15 Jan 2016
    I’ve had a few bits and pieces published recently, so it’s time to highlight a few of the new additions! I’m also waiting for another set to come out soon, so keep your eyes on my Facebook page for that. Meanwhile, here are a couple of the additions to my…

  11. Shoot Feature: Clothes Show Live

    Date 08 Jan 2016
    In early December, I had the thrill of visiting - as I have for several years straight - the annual Clothes Show Live event in Birmingham. This is a big highlight of my year in photography! We go down for a photocall on the first day with whatever celebrities may…

  12. New Years Resolutions for Models

    Date 31 Dec 2015
    Are you an aspiring model? Looking for a reason to be extra good this year? Here are the top ten New Years Resolutions you should consider (and stick to!) before 2016 is out 1. Improve your portfolio Make sure you are always working on your portfolio. If you can raise…

  13. Shoot Feature: Alex Christofides

    Date 18 Dec 2015
    Recently I shot with Alex, a model from the Frame Perfect agency. This was a really exciting shoot: I had planned an outdoor location in the woods, with orange and yellow flowers as our props for the day. You’ve already seen my shoot with Claire, which we did on the…

  14. Pose Guide Release: Male Sitting Poses

    Date 11 Dec 2015
    Recently, I released my male standing pose guide - which you can get by signing up to my newsletter from this site. Now it’s time to unveil the sitting part of that pose guide, which I also put together with the help of model Jack Robinson So how do you…

  15. Shoot Feature: Claire Enright

    Date 03 Dec 2015
    This week, I wanted to share the set of images that I shot with Claire Enright out in the woods. She is such a cutie - I want to keep her in my pocket so I can do happy smiley photoshoots whenever I want! - and the shoot was a…

  16. Pose Guide Release: Male Models - Standing

    Date 26 Nov 2015
    This week, it’s finally time to release something I’ve been dying to share with you - the first part of my pose guide! There are two pose guides already completed and a few more in the works, so if you collect the set you will have everything you need to…

  17. Sort Your Shoot Wardrobe With YourTotes

    Date 20 Nov 2015
    Recently I was offered the chance to try out a free trial of the YourTotes service in order to get an idea for what it’s all about. YourTotes offers you the chance to try a monthly subscription to their clothing rental service It’s a simple concept, but hugely effective. The…

  18. Shoot Feature: Spottinstyle

    Date 12 Nov 2015
    Recently, I was able to put together one of my shoot days in aid of a contest that I’m running with Spottinstyle. I’ve been part of the Spottinstyle site since its early days, and you may well remember some of the events I’ve covered street style at for them -…

  19. Get rid of pervert photographers once and for all

    Date 22 Oct 2015
    Models… you most likely know what I’m talking about. It’s a sad fact, but some photographers aren’t really in it for the money or the art. They’re in it for something else entirely. Some of them are really just perverts in disguise. It’s truly disgusting, but photographers may try to…

  20. Get Photoshoot Ready Skin: Heaven For Men

    Date 17 Oct 2015
    As a model, skincare is very important. For girls, you need to make sure that you have good skin so that make-up sits nicely on you. It’s also really useful for cutting down on the amount of work a photographer has to do when they retouch you, which could just…

  21. How to use Instagram to get castings

    Date 09 Oct 2015
    I know, I know - we photographers go on about Instagram a lot. But the thing is, we do that for a reason. For someone working in the creative arts, Instagram is a boon. It’s a place for us to share our work, get seen and followed, and drive people…

  22. How to Become a Model (Even if You’re Short)

    Date 01 Oct 2015
    If you want to be a model, there are a lot of hurdles to cross. Getting signed up to an agency just by walking in the door is getting to be an incredibly rare thing, and you can’t count on being scouted on the street either. You’ll be told you…

  23. 5 Portfolio Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

    Date 18 Sep 2015
    Portfolios are one of the most important tools in a model’s arsenal. Without a strong portfolio, you do not get booked for the right jobs. A booker relies on your best images to showcase your work, and these images will help a client decide if you are right for them…

  24. Shoot Feature: Eniola

    Date 11 Sep 2015
    Recently I headed into London to shoot with Eniola Akinlabi, a blogger with a love of fashion. I knew this was going to be great fun from the start, and I was right! We tried a couple of different outfits and generally had fun shooting a relaxed and casual style. …

  25. What Cara Delevingne can teach us about social media

    Date 04 Sep 2015
    When you look at the modeling industry or at social media, both fields meet at one unmissable talking point: Cara Delevingne. Whether it is her cheeky style, her lifestyle and sexual orientation, or just her eyebrows, she is a major attraction both for the media and for fashion fans. She…

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