Mastering the Model Shoot

Peachpit Press
Frank Doorhof  
New Riders
Total pages
November 2013

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Mastering the Model Shoot
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Amsterdam-born Frank Doorhof has been photographing fashion and glamour models and teaching these skills for years. With numerous DVDs and Kelby Training classes under his belt, he is an instructor who lives and breathes this subject matter. In Photographing Models: Everything Photographers Need to Know Before, During, and After the Shoot, Frank covers everything the photographer needs to know to get underway in this kind of work: how to find the right models, make-up artists, and stylists; backgrounds, props, and clothes; lighting–whether small flash, studio, or even natural light; coaching the model to get the look you need; retouching; marketing; and the technical foundations you need to know regarding light metering and color calibration. Toward the end of the book, Frank pulls it all together and walks the reader through an entire photo shoot from start to finish. By the end of Photographing Models, the reader is well-equipped to take on the challenge of finding and working with professional talent, and succeeding!

Table of Contents

1. Finding Your Models
2. Locations
3. Backgrounds and Props
4. Clothing and Styling
5. Coaching Your Model Once They're on the Set
6. Using Natural Light
7. Lighting When You Don't Have Natural Light
8. Fashion with Small Flash
9. Studio Lighting
10. Getting the Foundation Right: Light Metering, Color Checkers, and Calibration
11. Retouching
12. Marketing Your Work
13. Photo Shoot: From Start to Finish
14. The Inspiration Chapter


The Amsterdam-born Frank Doorhof is a noted international fashion and glamour photographer, as well as an expert on calibration. He is an active commercial photographer, with a particular interest in musical artists and high fashion, who also takes time for personal projects. He has been named a DxO Image Master, an X-Rite Coloratti, and an Adobe Influencer. Frank teaches workshops in his studio in the Netherlands and throughout the world at seminars and tradeshows, like Photoshop World and Photokina, and also teaches online through Kelby Training, where he was the first European instructor. Frank previously authored two books on photography and has released nine instructional DVDs sold worldwide. His teaching style is based on his philosophy: “Why fake it, when you can create it?”