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Agency Test Shoot – Model Portfolio Development

  • Fashion photography editorial – Kristi @ Option Model Portland

    This is a long long overdue post from a fashion editorial shoot we last summer at one of my favorite spots along the Oregon Coast. There’s an amazing crescent shaped section of beach with cliffs rising up in three directions. Just rock, sand and water everywhere you turn. Its a favorite spot for the local surfers and probably more than an occasional photographer. Kristi booked this one as an editorial test shoot which I always have very high expectations from despite the limited budget and crew. I prefer to shoot agency tests this way, with a wardrobe stylist and cohesive concept, that way not only does the model get quality images for her book we’re able to submit for publication which is an added benefit for all. And lets face it, it makes it much more exciting. Kate Troedsson did an amazing job with wardrobe styling on this one. The DVF dress is still one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever shot. Anyway, thanks to kate for putting so much effort into this one, you really went above and beyond. Thanks also to amazing makeup artist Terri Lodge and a production assist from Chelsea Chambers.

    Model: Kristi @ Option Models Portland

    Hair/Mu: Terri Lodge

    Wardrobe Styling: Kate Troedsson @ Option Styling Portland

    Fashion Photography copyright Dustin Rowley

    Dustin Rowley is a Commercial Photographer located in Portland Oregon specializing in Fashion, Editorial, Lifestyle and Campaign Photography. Although I primarily focus on editorial / fashion photography I shoot a wide variety of work from food and product to corporate headshoots and even an occasional wedding. If you’re interested in booking a photography session please get in touch, I’d love to take a minute and discuss your project.

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    fashion photography editorial – dominique @ option model portland

    Every once in awhile a brand new model walks in the door and your enthusiasm for the industry elevates to another level. Dominique is one of those girls. I had run in to Option one afternoon and immediately upon stopping by Kit and Nina start raving about a new girl they found and spent the next 15 minutes in an enthusiastic rant about the expectations everyone had for Dominique. I was dubious but optimistic. What can I say, they were so right and it served as a stark reminder as to how amazing they are at what they do. Anyway, we planned a quick studio session just to get a couple shots they could use to start booking her but within five minutes of shooting I was already planning this shoot in my head. Looking back I would have done things differently on this one and actually hope we get a chance to do this one right but, all in all, im very happy with the final images. There are a few that are actually some of my favorites. I know I say that alot, and you must be thinking my favorites folder is quite enormous, but i couldn’t be more truthful in this case. You know thinking about it, my favorites folder is quite large and that’s pretty exciting. I look at it as a sign that i’m working hard and improving every shoot which ultimately is all I strive for. Enough of that, on to the images.

    Model: Dominique @ Option Models Portland

    Hair/Mu: Destiny Taylor

    Fashion Photography copyright Dustin Rowley

    Dustin Rowley is a Commercial Photographer located in Portland Oregon specializing in Fashion, Editorial, Lifestyle and Campaign Photography. Although I primarily focus on editorial / fashion photography I shoot a wide variety of work from food and product to corporate headshoots and even an occasional wedding. If you’re interested in booking a photography session please get in touch, I’d love to take a minute and discuss your project.

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    Agency Test Photography – Will @ HRI Artists Los Angeles

    Agency Test Photography – Will @ Option Models Portland

    Last fall we ran a men’s board test rate and had an amazing turnout. We shot with Will for his initial portfolio and just a couple weeks after the shoot he signed with HRI Artists in Los Angeles. Will will be repped by the legendary men’s agent, Spencer Sally. We had a great time with Will despite it being one of the darkest days of the year. I looked out the window the day of the shoot and cringed but at the end of the day the weather actually gave us a really grainy edge which worked really well for this concept. You just never know what you’re going to get, the trick is to make the most of it. Congrats to Will, can’t wait to see what’s in store for you over at HRI.

     

    Model: Allie @ Option Model Portland

    Hair/Mu: Destiny Taylor

    Fashion Photography copyright Dustin Rowley

    Dustin Rowley is a Commercial Photographer located in Portland Oregon specializing in Fashion, Editorial, Lifestyle and Campaign Photography. Although I primarily focus on editorial / fashion photography I shoot a wide variety of work from food and product to corporate headshoots and even an occasional wedding. If you’re interested in booking a photography session please get in touch, I’d love to take a minute and discuss your project.

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    Agency Test Photography – Allie @ Option Models Portland

    Agency Test Photography – Allie @ Option Models Portland

    Managed to catch a bit of decent weather for a quick styled test with Allie @ Option Model Portland. This was Allie’s first shoot and we threw her right into the hustle of downtown Portland. We always have alot of fun working with a new model especially when we hear how enthusiastic their agency is to get them on the board and put them to work. Allie did an amazing job, looking forward to keeping up with her work.

     

    Model: Allie @ Option Model Portland

    Hair/Mu: Destiny Taylor

    Fashion Photography copyright Dustin Rowley

    Commercial Photographer located in Portland Oregon specializing in Fashion, Editorial, Lifestyle and Campaign Photography

     

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    Agency Test Photography – Adrianne @ Option Models Portland

    Agency Test Photography // We had another very successful “Back to Basics” agency test day a few weeks back.   We took over a beautiful condo in the Pearl district for a day of Model Portfolio Development.   Here’s a few lifestyle photography images of Adrianne with Option Models Portland.   For anyone interested in booking a session during the next model development day just get in touch.   We usually plan one of these a month and come up with a new concept for each although back to basics is a very popular one so we repeat it often.  We book multiple sessions per day to keep costs to a minimum.  They’re very fast paced and alot of fun.  They’re a great way to update your book quickly at a reasonable price.  Ok, enough salesmanship, on to the images.

     

    Model:  Adrianne @ Option Model Portland

    Hair/Mu: Destiny Taylor

    Fashion Photography copyright Dustin Rowley

    Commercial Photographer located in Portland Oregon specializing in Fashion, Editorial, Lifestyle and Campaign Photography

     

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    Agency Test Photography – Courtney @ Option Models Portland

    Agency Test Photography – Courtney @ Option Models Portland

    We spent a day in studio due to some terrible weather and shot a wide range of portfolio images for new model Courtney at Option Model. We did manage to make it out for a couple quick shots towards the end of the session during a quick respite and i’m glad we did. I really love the image with the tree by the river. Anyway, take a look, we managed an incredibly diverse shoot despite the elements.

     

    Model: Courtney @ Option Model Portland

    Hair/Mu: Destiny Taylor

    Fashion Photography copyright Dustin Rowley

    Dustin Rowley is a Commercial Photographer located in Portland Oregon specializing in Fashion, Editorial, Lifestyle and Campaign Photography. Although I primarily focus on editorial / fashion photography I shoot a wide variety of work from food and product to corporate headshoots and even an occasional wedding. If you’re interested in booking a photography session please get in touch, I’d love to take a minute and discuss your project.

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