I use hashtags to search for #LAphotographers #Blogphotographers, #StyleBlogger. I usually look for local fashion bloggers and see who they regularly shoot with. I even purchased my own DSLR camera to ask friends and boyfriends to take my photos. You have to really be determined to get your pictures- and buy a tripod if all else fails! My most popular posts were all shot by my sister or myself and edited by me. I like to select the pictures for the post and edit the pictures myself.
A lot of photographers ask me to shoot since I am also a model-which is great! But I rarely get my photos back. I don't know where the pictures go exactly- outer space? Mythical planet? It can be pretty frustrating when you are type A and like to be punctual and reliable.
So I'm writing this post to inform other bloggers and photographers that want to shoot with me. My blog is my job and I take it very seriously, especially when I have companies sending me items and want to see the photos! This is a post I am going to ask photographers that want to shoot with me look over.
If we are going to shoot it's an extremely easy and fun process but I find a lot of people have selective hearing when I ask a few things:
1.)access to the raw unedited images through dropbox or a website. You can even shoot into my card...I just need the unedited photos
2.) Getting the unedited images back to me within 2 days. I will stay up into the wee hours editing and perfecting posts... you have the easy part!
All I ask is that if you want to create with me for my blog, please be respectful of my time and I will of course be respectful of yours. I've had a handful of photographers not send me photos or send them weeks later. I always credit the photographers I work with. You can edit the photos and post on your own social media accounts as well, but for my blog I need to have a little more control since I have a style that I keep for all of the posts, writing, and editing.
Thank you for reading through this and I can't wait to shoot!