"My dream when I started with Gary was to be the one that gets to brush the sand off girls butts when we're doing a bikini shoot. - Nice!"
Assistant | Grip | B-Roll Video Shooter
Being a musician and makeup artist, Ace is no stranger to assisting photo shoots. Though, he is new to the behind the scenes in the photography and video world! With the great training from Gary, he as become: a B-roll video shooter, on-set assistant, gaffer and grip assistant. All the while, still managing to perform as a make up artist! Ace is hoping to become great at all those things plus learn alot more under Gary!
Gary says, "I just want to interject here: Sound Boom Operator is the next duty I have in line for Ace. Being that he is a drummer and a musician, he knows sound. The requests for models requesting video for their portfolios has been growing. And commercial clients have been voicing their relief to know when they hire us for stills, they have the option to add services for live feeds and video production. I have acquired the equipment needed to capture studio-quality sound in the field, and Ace is going to be helping with mic placement and capturing audio for these situations."
"I often work solo creating still photos and motion video of women. There are times when I love working alone with the model or a team of girls. But these two assistants are a huge help on productions to get the day of shooting running smoothly. I highly recommend you hire them when you can." ..gary
Photographer | Videographer | Director Editor
I have a background as an art director for female fashion and lingerie. I used to shoot catalog images on slide film and produced runway shows and merchandising back when the company I worked for owned 10 boutiques around Austin. That started my professional photography career and now I shoot digital stills and moving video.
I can help coach you if you're a new model. Many images I display here in my portfolio are girls during their very first shoot. I am told all the time I'm helpful, easy to work with and sessions with me are fun. Contact me to start some conversation about how you would like to get in front of my cameras and what you want to go for with modeling. The mood of my shoots are fun and professional. Ask any girl who knows, my shoots are full of energy and I often get quite funny and silly. Girls, I understand you want to look the best you can and it's my job to help show your beauty every woman has in the way I see it. You want me on your team! -Girls, keep going for glamour!
"Girls get ready. It's going to be a fun time."
Model Coach | On-set Beauty Assistant
Rhonda is a model coach for solo models and really shines for runway fashion shoots and groups. She can teach you that runway walk and bring out your special signature strut and find your signature move at the end of the runway. On solo shoots, she is empathetic and helpful. She often demonstrates to help the model. On larger shoots, she may coach like a drill sergeant. There's a lot of pressure to stay on task and train the newer girls, which is a benefit getting all the girls to know what they are there to do and to remember to focus on the camera. Control is much more difficult with larger groups and she is a big help on larger shoots, as well. Models working solo work with her, she is sweet as can be with just the right amount of stern when girls aren't listening -and this style works well!
Rhonda has history as a model, discovered by a talent scout during her time living in San Francisco. She resides south of Houston in Richmond, TX. Rhonda is available for travel for solo and group coaching.
Hi, my name is Gary Brackin and welcome to my website. I am a photographer and videographer in Austin, TX that makes still and moving images of female models for the purposes of: portfolio building, commercial usage or editorial usage. I use multimedia, stills and video to show women how I see them -beautiful. Prints are very important for a model to have in her finding more work. Most of my prints, I suggest 9"x12" ..but I can also do model comp cards or images as large as a bus or billboard.
Perhaps the sections most models will want to look at from my site are: "Galleries" and "Model Application". The categories of photography and video of women I specialize in, are: Beauty, Fashion, Lingerie, Pinup, Beauty Nudes, Fashion Nudes, Swimwear, Runway, Commercial and Editorial.
Did you hear this? I've got a blog design in the works. It's not going to be a Dear Diary, type of read. Rather, it's going to show the ins and outs of what it takes to be an amateur model on a professional shoot. Sometimes the production, location scouting, wardrobe, down to the layout and final delivery to the client -is complicated. Sometimes; like when capturing a live event, it is more simple and we get what we get as more of a journalistic documentary. Models- this is also for you to show what it takes to become the type of model you want to be and how to prepare for your photo and video shoots. ...Read more
Solid agreements are always put to paper with signatures on my photo and video shoots. Signed model releases and contracts before the shoot helps both of us to know our duties and what we've agreed to. This also makes it much easier so when it's time to shoot, all we have to worry about is having fun! ...Read more
There is always a first time for everything. I've you've ever thought about wanting to model, it is just so easy and fun with me. Please let me be your first introduction. I do photo stills and motion video for amateur models and professional models. And even if you are an experienced model, some model portfolio building shooting the styles and ideas you want, is always a good path to becoming the the model or actress you want to become.
Aw, hell yea you do. Get naked right away.
(Ah-ha, that's a good laugh for me) Of course you don't have to do a nude session to shoot with me. I work with all types of women and my goal is to help you look the best you've ever looked, and for you to have the most absolute funnest time creating the images we will create, ..no matter what the style or the intent is for the photos. And if you wanna get naked, that's cool with me. ..no clothes on, I'm cool with that. It's up to you what you want, I just like to throw a little humor in there so you know it's easy to do anything you want.
Well, I don't offer a cookie-cutter price for booking a session. You have me for the time you want and I'm all yours. Don't worry about extra fees for per outfit changes or other lighting setups. You have me all to yourself for whatever you want and I will try my hardest to give you a lot of variety and looks you will be thrilled and excited to see. Book with me and we can talk about prints prices. But for the sitting session it's a flat fee of $375 and you get to choose the photos you want me to edit. Up to 30 photos, you pick 'em. I'll pick up to 10 of my own to edit. All photos are delivered ready in 5 common sizes ready to go for internet, iPad, tablets, iPhone and Android, and Full HD widescreen tv. Prints are extra and I suggest all models go with a printed portfolio that is 9" x 12".
Maybe so, ..if you make 'em yourself with love and care.
You can bring a friend or a few friends if you all want to spit the cost of the session. I can photograph you individually as your friends cheer you on. Or I can photograph you as a group. Or you can do all of these. Hot girls have hot friends. So your girls have to be really hot or really cute to get the most out of the session. Bring your hotties if you want. Or just shoot solo.
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Yourself and a fun attitude, ready to shoot is all you need. Please do be camera-ready, smooth bikini area, smooth legs and underarms and just generally be ready to be photographed. Anything you want to bring is up to you: something that matters to you and I don't care what it is. It's yours, you own it. You love it. It's yours. It means a lot to you. And you want it in your photos. Bring as much or as little as you want . And wear as much or as little as you care and we will have a good time.
You are welcome to bring another friend or a few if you all want to split the cost of the session. I can shoot with you each separately or all as a group if you prefer. If you are a past customer that has shot with me, I do offer referral rewards for sending your friends to me. I give 15 percent of their fee and you get 5 free prints from any previous shoot we have done previously. Or; if you want, you can be a part of your friend's shoot. And I'll find a way to reward you that you'll be glad you referred a friend. I love seeing girls back again.
Perhaps I may be in your area. And I also am available for travel as part of booking your session with me.
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Give me some suggestions, ladies.What would you like to see on my blog?
Girls, have your own modeling short video introducing yourself, maybe some silly stuff in there and content to add to the other "Behind the Scenes" video. Modeling videos are also getting very popular for women to show how they model. It's a good way to show personality and show you in action.