Episode #2 – Glamour Photo Podcast

August 9th, 2010 by admin
  • Welcome to Episode Number 2 of The Glamour Photo Podcast in today’s show we are talking about Glamourcon 2010 Chicago, and about the recent changes and updates to our website. We also have a couple listener questions to round out the show that should make for some interesting discussions.

Full show notes are also downloadable as a .pdf by clicking this link

  • Our Site and how it will work

    • Single Site with our personal sites also linked
    • You can find our information on the contact page with links to our sites
    • Questions can go to: questions@glamourphotopodcast.com
    • News: For Industry News and articles from us
    • Store: to link to the items we are selling
    • INFO: Links to the equipment we use and also will be updated soon.
    • HOW TO SUBSCRIBE: There are multiple ways to subscribe – iTunes (Please post a review)a, RSS, Like us on Facebook, Mailing list coming soon
    • We now also have a group on Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/groups/glamourphoto/ – For discussions and questions and a location to post photos for critique
  • SHOW 2 – This week we are talking all about Glamourcon Chicago 2010 – Workshops, The Show Floor
    • Mark
      • What Seminars did you teach? How did they go? What response did they get?
      • Who were your models?
      • What do models have to put up with when working a seminar?
      • Where you the only instructor this year?
      • How do students respond to seminars with models present vs. seminar teaching only?
      • How do you prepare for a seminar or teaching event like Glamourcon?
      • What equipment do you need to bring?
      • Did you actually have time to enjoy the trip or was it all work and no play?
    • Luana
      • How was the show floor this year?
      • What were you there to accomplish?
      • What is the best way a model can use Glamourcon to her advantage?
      • Is there money to be made at Glamourcon (Or any event like this) for models?
      • Do you have photos from the event you can post for our listeners?
      • Any tips or tricks to selling at a glamourcon style event?
      • What do fans and photographers enjoy the most about being able to meet the models in person?

Next Glamourcon is in Long Beach, CA on Nov 13&14 – Any plans?

See Glamourcon.com for more information

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August 8th, 2010 by admin


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Santa Fe Workshop

August 8th, 2010 by admin

Be prepared for a very intense two days of learning and shooting. This is intended to be primarily a learning workshop, where you will be taught the intimate details of each set and how to build the lighting from the ground up. This workshop covers everything from concept to completion. No one in the industry is more open with all the details of how they create their stunning images than Mark.

You will still get plenty of shooting time and produce tons of amazing images. Mark will set up and explain 4 sets on day one and 6 sets on day two for you to learn and shoot on. Mark will be on every set to answer any of your questions.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 11 & 12                Time: 9am – 5pm

Price: $1250 for two days

Limited to 10 attendees

Includes: model fees (two models), lunch, location fees, snacks, drinks and the lighting equipment.

Location: TBA
Models: TBA

To Register please click here

Lightroom 3 – Released: Q&A

June 14th, 2010 by admin

Great answers from: Matt Kloskowski



Check out Matt’s site for allot more information and training videos.


Also see:




** I just downloaded the demo and will be seeing if I think its worth it to me to upgrade and also how it might assist my workflow related to glamour work **

Shadows and Mood

June 2nd, 2010 by admin
BlackDiamondProductions.net Well I get asked allot about mood and shadows. Many people feel that shadows are bad and in my opinion this is just not try. Shadows add mood, and mood is good if you want to get your viewers to look at the image for longer than a quick 3 second glance.

That 3 seconds is not enough time to fully appreciate the image or the story you might be trying to tell.

Shadows make your mind wander and think about the other things the image could be trying to tell or show.

Take the time to play with your lighting setups and experiment with light and shadows, its not always about blasting the subject it is about telling the story with the lights you have and can afford.

© Black Diamond  

Mark Daughn releases Instructional DVD Series

May 20th, 2009 by admin

If you want to learn from one of the top glamour photographers in the business here is a way to learn without breaking the bank.

From Mark’s Website:

“I’m very excited to finally announce the grand opening of my new online store!

On sale now:


Lighting 101 – The Fundamentals
Lighting 201 – The Ultimate Single Light Setup
Production 101 – Producing a Successful Shoot


Lighting Diagrams DVD Format *New*
Lighting Diagrams Card Format *Best Seller!*

This was a huge project and after many months of hard work, things are now coming to fruition. This is just the beginning, there are more products coming soon. The estimated completion date for my next couple of DVDs in the lighting series is this August.

Click this link to visit my store: http://www.markdaughn.com/store.html