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Undertow by Kendra-Paige
Undertow
Photographer: Kendra-Paige
Model: Jade Antonie
MUAH: WingedInfinity
Retoucher: iyo-yo
Assistant: Chris Brodsky
Magazine: Ellements Magazine - March 2015 Beauty Issue

This is an outtake from my latest editorial now out in Ellements Magazine's March Beauty Issue! This shoot was a ton of fun, photographed in an outdoor hottub with colored gels and a beauty dish. Miki did an amazing job with the make up for this shoot, and Jade was stunning. I hope you all enjoyed this shot!

Please do feel free to comment or provide feedback! It is always greatly appreciated! :heart:
Royals by Kendra-PaigeCruel Summer by Kendra-PaigeUnderwater by Kendra-PaigePretty Paranoia II by Kendra-Paige
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THE BLUE EDITION 2015 - PART ILET THE PICTURES SPEAK
 


Nest of Night by LorelyneSarah Leanne by Enigma-Fotos
Longing by DigitalpsamStellar goddess by RazielMBTale of the night. by fly10
Serena by Anna-modelDark-Moon-Rising by EnchantedWhispersArtLet-There-Be-Light by EnchantedWhispersArt
Lady Avalon - in memory of Taliesin by Elyra-CoacalinaMare Nostrum - preview by Elyra-CoacalinaThe Beauty Garden. Anna by RavenaJuly
Nocturnal Enlightenment by Jacob-RoutzahnChristmas Lights by RazielMBSecret Meeting by OliverBPhotography
Peace by Jean-PierreLeclercqA Gift for Charlliee by pjenzForetold by anotherwanderer
Atlantean Syndra by MagicnaAnaviRoad night version 2 by arsenixcTemple of the gods by RazielMB
Lake Catani Jetty at Sunrise by djzontheballThe Magic Tree by RazielMBHappy Valentine! by inSOLense
dolphins by Vitaly-SokolScotty Austin, Saving Abel by lizzys-photosBlossom Blue by MoonRoseEternity
Nebula by Leafbreeze7The Midnight Hour by NovaHeroiOctober Dream by NovaHeroi
Because I feel blue by VidomDancer by IvanVladikThe Artifact of fate by LuLebel
Feel the Secrets that you keep Inside by ShakilovNeelS n o w Q u e e n by Corvineriumblue by MarcosRodriguez
blue moon by HaLoTrAcTiOnDeep-blue by MargotMiCancer by EnchantedWhispersArt
WJ by ShakilovNeelVortex by IvanVladikAt The Threshold by IvanVladik
In the middle of everything by araszelgThe Guiding Light by Leafbreeze7Blue Bodysuit by Honeyhair
The Guide by Fae-Melie-MelusineFLY IN BLUE SKY II by simsalabimaLost Voice by ShakilovNeel
Angel by fly10Let It Rain by Dark-Yarrow:thumb483
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Stardust by Kendra-Paige
Stardust
Photography: Kendra-Paige
Model: Valeria Checkina @ Front Management
Stylist: Alyssa Blanco
MUA: Lina Zuniga
Hair Stylist: Mikki McCarron
Hair Styling Assistant: Maria Occhipinti
Wardrobe: Alessandra Gold
Retoucher: iyo-yo
Assistants: Chris Brodsky & Monica C Baker
Cosmetics: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Videography: Sal Macaraig
Magazine: Veux Magazine (Canada)

This is my first deviation that I've had to flag as mature, though I certainly kept it subtle. This was a look I referred to as the 'glitter alien,' and was quite an intense one for my model. Kudos to Valeria for being such a trooper, as glitter in that amount is never fun to work with.

Please do feel free to comment or provide feedback! It is always greatly appreciated! :heart:
Royals by Kendra-PaigeCruel Summer by Kendra-PaigeEntranced by Kendra-PaigePretty Paranoia II by Kendra-Paige
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I have been a member of DA for over a decade now, and had the opportunity to practically grow up with the community.

One thing that I have noticed over the years, has been a steep decline in comments. If you look back at popular artwork prior to 2010, versus popular pieces now, the difference in comment quantity is staggering.

I would be very interested in having a discussion with other deviants around this topic. While you do not need to answer each question, below is some food for thought:

:bulletblue: Have you noticed a decline in comments over the years?
:bulletblue: How long have you been a member of DA?
:bulletblue: Have you experienced a decline in comments for your own work?
:bulletblue: How often do you comment on other artist's work?
:bulletblue: Why do you think there has been a change?
:bulletblue: How important are comments to you on your own work?
:bulletblue: What makes you decide to comment on a deviant's artwork?
:bulletblue: Will you be doing anything differently to provide more feedback to other artists?

Thank you for participating in this thread! Hopefully if we can understand the causes, we can work to improve feedback in our community! :heart:
All That Glitters by Kendra-Paige
All That Glitters
Photography: Kendra-Paige
Model: Valeria Checkina @ Front Management
Stylist: Alyssa Blanco
MUA: Lina Zuniga
Hair Stylist: Mikki McCarron
Hair Styling Assistant: Maria Occhipinti
Wardrobe: Alessandra Gold
Retoucher: iyo-yo
Assistants: Chris Brodsky & Monica C Baker
Cosmetics: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Earrings: Laurent Guillot
Videography: Sal Macaraig
Magazine: Veux Magazine (Canada)

Here is a new outtake from my editorial 'All That Glitters Is Gold,' out in Veux Magazine's 21st Issue! This shot was a lot of fun to capture, particularly from a technique and stylistic standpoint. I've always loved bokeh, and I discovered that utilizing a large-sequin sheet of fabric and lighting it properly caused a rainbow bokeh effect in-studio!

Please do feel free to comment or provide feedback! It is always greatly appreciated! :heart:
Cameo by Kendra-PaigeAll That Glitters Is Gold by Kendra-PaigeAll That Glitters by Kendra-PaigeSensual by Kendra-Paige
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Fashion 101: Contracts and Releases

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 9:01 AM
Welcome to the second edition of Fashion 101, a series of articles revolving around the art, business, and nuances of fashion photography brought to you by Fashion-Show. While some topics may be relevant only to the fashion industry, many of these articles can apply to multiple genres and art mediums, such as today's topic. As a disclaimer, I am not a lawyer, so please do not replace the advice here with legal representation.

Be sure to participate in the discussion and Giveaway at the end!
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What is a Contract?

Simply put, a contract is a legally binding agreement between two parties. In order for a contract to be enforceable by law, there are several requirements:
:bulletpurple: Each party must offer something of value to the other, also known as 'consideration.'
:bulletpurple: Each party must be mentally and legally capable. (Not underage, not mentally deficient, etc.)
:bulletpurple: Each party must agree on the terms, typically confirmed with a signature. (The signature can be written or digital.)

What Should Be In A Contract?

In order for a contract to be effective for a photographer, these are some of the points that should be included:
:bulletblue: Basic information. Legal names of the photographer and client, dates, and location.
:bulletblue: Description of the work being done. Are you photographing a wedding, a portrait session, a fashion event, etc.
:bulletblue: The agreed rates for the production, and any applicable rates for additional fees such as extra images, retouching costs, licensing fee, etc.
:bulletblue: Security deposit. Do you require a deposit prior to the shoot, or do you have to be paid in full before the event?
:bulletblue: The time that will be devoted to this event. Are you going to be at the wedding for six hours, or four hours? Include an arrival time, and exit time.
:bulletblue: Late policy. What are your terms if your client is late? Is there a late fee? Does their time run out regardless of when they arrive?
:bulletblue: What is being delivered. Describe how many images will be delivered to the client, and in what form. This point is vital!
:bulletblue: Expected turn around time. Will the images be delivered in a week, a month? Get this written down to enforce a deadline.
:bulletblue: Usage rights. What rights does your client have to the images? Can they use them online-only, in social media, in print, on a billboard? How long can they use these images for? Also, what rights do you have to the images? Will you post them in your portfolio and on social media?
:bulletblue: Editing clause. Do you want your client to be able to slap Instagram filters on your images, or do you want to enforce a clause stating they can not edit them? Remember, you hold the copyright of the images, so consider how you want your work to be presented.
:bulletblue: Cancellation policy. What happens if you are ill or not fit for the shoot? Do you refund the full amount, or do you substitute with another photographer of your caliber?
:bulletblue: Violation. What will happen if the client violates any part of the contract?
:bulletblue: Liability. What are you responsible for in terms of image loss, injury, etc?
:bulletblue: Signatures and dates. (Adding a witness also helps!)

Why Use A Contract?

A contract is a formal agreement, and can offer protection not only for yourself as a photographer, but to your client as well. Contracts can enforce many points that are vital for a photographer and their continued career. Here are some examples:
:bulletred: Preventing a client from selling your images to a third party because they think they own the copyright.
:bulletred: Preventing a client from demanding that you retouch fifty images when you only intended to retouch five.
:bulletred: Preventing a client from demanding that you give them every image you took, even if you only expected to provide a hundred.
:bulletred: Preventing a client from editing your photographs and damaging your brand in the process.
:bulletred: Preventing a client from printing your images and selling them to friends and family.
:bulletred: Ensuring that your client credits you as the photographer wherever the image is posted.
:bulletred: Ensuring that your client pays you what you required and they agreed upon in the contract.
:bulletred: Enforcing a timeline if a client pushes you to get images done faster, when your contract states it will take three weeks.

When Should You Not Use A Contract?

Never! Even if you are working pro bono, or doing a portrait session for a friend's newborn, it is imperative that you protect yourself and your work.

What Are Resources For Contracts?

Here are some links to great advice and contracts for photographers:
lessaccounting.com/blog/free-p…
www.slrlounge.com/photography-…
www.thelawtog.com/
www.printablecontracts.com/Pho…

What Is A Model Release?

A model release is a type of contract: it is an agreement by a subject to allow their likeness to be published in a photograph. Model Releases are often very brief documents that detail the model's name, address, and any applicable information as to the use of the images. Like a contract, the model must be over the legal age, or else a parent or guardian will have to sign for them.

When Is A Model Release Required?

If you are taking a portrait of someone in a private setting, use a model release. If you intend to sell prints of your portraits, make sure to get a model release. If you wish to sell your images as stock photographs to DeviantArt, Getty, or 500px, get a model release.

When Is A Model Release Not Required?

If the subject of your photograph is taken at a public place, then a release is not required. This is why street photographers and photojournalists do not require releases from their subjects. Another instance is when working with agency represented models, as the agent will not allow their model to be taken advantage of, and therefore will advise them not to sign any sort of release. These are really the only exceptions to the rule.

Resources For Model Releases

asmp.org/tutorials/simplified-…
d1ax9dx3gero0.cloudfront.net/w…
(Apple iOS App) itunes.apple.com/us/app/easy-r…
(Android OS App) play.google.com/store/apps/det…

In Conclusion

Protecting yourself legally is incredibly important, and utilizing contracts and releases will help to accomplish that task. However, there is no substitute for advice from a law professional, so be sure to consult a local media or copyright lawyer if you truly wish to protect yourself and your brand.

Discussion

1.) Was there a time when you wished you had used a contract with a client? What was the result?
2.) Have you used contracts in the past? What has your experience been like?
3.) Do you have any further questions on this topic?

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I am a self-taught portrait, fashion, and commercial photographer based in South Florida. My work has a taste for the whimsical, colorful, and fantastical. My style is often described as elegant, clean, and contemporary, and I strive to be a positive influence in the photography world.
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Kiwi-Mystere Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
`Wahooo all your gallery is Awesome....!!!.... it's luminouse, inspired, colorful.... un régal pour les yeux :iconlaplz:
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015   Photographer
Oh, wow, thank you so much for your kind comment! It is greatly appreciated! :hug:
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peterg666666 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
happy valentine's day

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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude, I can't find you on my skype anymore :noes:
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archiumair Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  New member
how can you do this
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Do what?
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015   Photographer
Ah, I'm sorry! I haven't been on much lately as I've been swamped with client work. I'll be on tonight, though! =D
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No I mean like your name is nowhere to be found on my contact list! :o
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EclipxPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for all the favorites!
It mean's so much to me that a photographer of your caliber (sp?) would be even interested in my works.
So from the bottom of my heart I just want to say thank you so much =)
(I almost teared up a little bit)
Queen of Demise by EclipxPhotography  Queen of the Gardens by EclipxPhotography  
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   Photographer
Aww, that's far too kind of you! You have lovely work and a wonderful gallery, there are tons of beautiful pieces of artwork in it. Keep up the great work! :heart:
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