Shooting Males For The First Time

Hey guys!

Just a quick blog post here to showcase something new I’ve been doing recently. I just moved to Seattle and have been working with a few agencies here, and to my surprise, they actually needed me to shoot more of their males than their females. As you probably know, I’m not one to usually shoot males, but I saw this as an opportunity to really challenge myself, and to tell you the truth, it’s actually been kind of fun!

The first male model I shot, CJ Olsen, has actually never had a photoshoot before me, so it was interesting trying to pose him and get him to feel comfortable in front of the camera. It was extremely challenging because I noticed that I can’t post males the same way I do females, so it was a great learning experience for me.

On top of shooting males, I’ve also been shooting a lot more studio shots, and I’ve completely fallen in love with it! Being able to control the light being used helps so much when it comes to capturing dramatic portraits, and it’s something I’m definitely not used to. If you’ve seen my work, you probably noticed that I like to use the environment as a huge portion of my portraits, but the problem with that is that not only can I not control the light/weather conditions, but the environment can sometimes take the focus off of the the true subject: the model.

I’ll just go ahead and share these images with you, and you can let me know what you think in the comments! Should I shoot more males?