Glamour Photography by Jay Kilgore
0

Bye bye Sears and Walmart photo studios

At the end of the day making money is what keeps us in business. For photographers, discussing money is a touchy subject since no one likes to talk about it, yet we work to master our craft and should be paid. CPI owed lenders $98.5 million, including $76.1 million in unpaid principal, as of March 13, according to published reports. This is in part, due to them charging .99 for a sheet of photos. Cheap isn’t always good and as CPI has shown, cheap puts you further into debt.

Details
0

The state of photographic workshops?

Everywhere I look now I see people teaching photography workshops. I see good photographers, great photographers and really terrible photographers teaching. I am asked if the large mix bothers me and to that I say “NO!” Each photographer serves a purpose and teaches each and everyone of us something.

Details
Published on:
March 4, 2013 3:23 pm
Author:
Jay
0

Meet the Models: Jenna

Jenna was the first female I had shot in Colorado! She was far from the first booked shoot I had.

Details
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Meet the Models, Photos
0

So you want to be a model part V

lets talk about model preparedness. So far this series has been about what you need to do to get ready for a career in modeling, but the one area I’ve stayed away from is shoot preparedness. I’ve held this off until now for the simple fact this is one of the most important aspects of being a model.

Details
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Business of Modeling
0

Old School Friday: Jenna

Jenna was one of my first shoots when I moved to CO. I saw her and loved her look right away! She was super awesome and a nice girl, a real sweetheart. My story about her is short and to the point but fun! Be sure and tune in next week for the Meet the Models segment on her!

Details
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Old School Friday, Photos
2

Meet the Models: Genna

I remember the day clearly! It was April 13th 2008 and I was getting ready to shoot Genna. I was referred her by a mutual friend named Tony. Tony had worked with her at another workshop and wanted her to be a model at my workshop/s. I reached out to her and set up a

Details
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Meet the Models, Photos
0

Sometimes when we touch…

One of the questions I get asked by models and photographers alike is “What do you think of X’s work?” Back in my younger days I had no problem saying if I thought the person was good or not. As the years have gone by, I’ve shied away from such comments as I personally find it more of reflection on myself, than the person who’s work I am critiquing.

Details
0

Old School Friday: Genna

This weeks Old School Friday is Genna. Genna has an amazingly great story and one that I’ve debated on sharing. If you want drama, suspense and ultimate overcoming, then this weeks Meet the Model will have all of it for you. Until then this is Genna. These were taken with the Canon EOS 40D around

Details
Published on:
February 3, 2013 9:44 am
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Old School Friday
0

Meet the Models: Sera

I first met Sera on Myspace! Believe it or not that’s how far back this one goes! I was relatively new to Colorado and looking to make a splash in the workshop world here. I was hosting a workshop that had around five or six models and wanted one more. The workshop was Sunday and Sera contacted

Details
Published on:
January 30, 2013 9:00 am
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Meet the Models
0

How do you stay inspired?

At this point in my career, I’m faced with “Writers Block” and it’s something that happens about once every two years. I think the biggest thing we need to realize is what causes this? Once we realize what the cause is, then we can start to put together the fix solution. For me, it’s constant shooting and being a photographer in demand.

Details
Published on:
January 28, 2013 9:00 am
Author:
Jay
0

Tattoos; good or bad for models?

There is a quote running around the interwebs by Johnny Depp that states; “My body is my journal and my tattoos are my story” Excellent quote and one that is often quoted by models when faced with the desire to get more tattoo’s on their bodies. I love tattoos on people, your body your choice,

Details
Published on:
January 14, 2013 9:00 am
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Business of Modeling
0

Old School Friday: Sera

This is Sera. I met Sera years ago shortly after I moved to Colorado. She had contacted me to model and as it happened, one of the magazines I was regularly shooting for was asking me for new and fresh faces. I asked Sera her thoughts and she agreed. I had several sessions with her and Wednesday

Details
Published on:
January 11, 2013 5:51 pm
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Old School Friday, Photos
0

Happy 700!

My facebook page hit 700 “likes” over the week so I posted an edited image. Here on the blog, you guys get the unedited one!               Make sure to “like” the page!

Details
Published on:
January 10, 2013 6:09 pm
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Photos
0

Meet the Models: Amelia

Honestly, I don’t remember when I first came into contact with Amelia! I know it was via facebook and being it was October 2009 I’m assuming it was because of a mutual friend Maeggy. Either way, I remember when she contacted me I thought she was pretty. She was fun and kind of hard core

Details
Published on:
January 2, 2013 3:01 pm
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Meet the Models, Photos
0

“I’ve been shooting for X years!”

With this economy being in the toilet and crops and crops of new photographers popping up, every established photographer I know is looking for a “hook” to get by. I’ve seen some far fetched things from original and pretty cool, to originally crappy and “things that make you go hmmm”. One of the things I

Details
Author:
Jay
0

Old School Friday: Milly!

Happy Friday before New Years! Today’s Old School Friday is one of my favorites Ms. Milly! I met her through an event I was having, an End of the Year Shootout and she wanted to be a model. I was surprised at how much character she had! As you know, next Wednesday you will Meet

Details
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Old School Friday, Photos
0

Meet the Models: T.L.

T.L. was another website referral model. The same guy that had referred several other girls to shoot, had referred T.L. and said she was going to do awesome. As soon as he started talking to me about her, I had my reservations. Why? you will see with in the next sentence or two. T.L. was

Details
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Meet the Models, Photos
0

Happy Holidays from Jay Kilgore!

Today is Christmas if you celebrate it so Merry Christmas! If you don’t, happy Tuesday! Since today is a U.S.A. National Holiday there won’t be a technical Tuesday update, but here is a Happy Holidays photo from me. This is Cassidy and she’s beautiful 😉 She’s wishing you a Merry Christmas as well!

Details
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Photos
0

Five mistakes New (and existing) Models make

Last week we discussed five mistakes new and some existing photographers make. This week let’s discuss models and the mistakes they make. These posts aren’t to single anyone out or try to change the way someone does business, but here to educate, inspire and cause you to think about your profession as a profession. 5.)

Details
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Business of Modeling
0

Old School Friday: T.L.

Yes, I know it’s Saturday and I’m doing the Old School Friday post today but give me a break! It’s a holiday weekend! This is T.L. She’s one that was referred to me to shoot for a site and an interesting one at that. She’s a dancer and while you may find it stereotypical in

Details
Author:
Jay
Categories:
Old School Friday, Photos
Top! All images and videos © 1999-2018 Jay Kilgore Photography, LLC unless indicated. | 2257 info
Social Links:
GOOGLEPLUS
TUMBLR
RSS
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
FLICKR
YOUTUBE