Fashion Photography by LA Fashion Photographer Shaun Alexander Los Angeles - New York - Europe

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Shaun Alexander Photography and Make over workshops for professional photograhers and photography enthusiasts

Shaun Alexander Make up, Styling and Image Renovation workshops

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for those of you that are striving to be the best and wish to learn from the best. Whether you are a pro or an amateur and wish to crank up your game another notch, or you are simply an enthusiast that wishes to see how pros do it. These hands on workshops are the most effective way of learning the old & new tricks in no time. Stop wasting your time with those expensive modeling, photography, make up or even fashion schools. Learn the secret of the traits from a pro that have spent over two decades of his live perfecting his craft as a photographer, make up artist, stylist, graphic artist, Photoshop expert, sculptor, painter and artist. Shaun is sharing his very personal experiences and secrets that can save you years of frustrations, money and hardship.
Shaun will discuss everything from Digital Photography to make -Up, Styling, Portfolio Build up, Photoshop Techniques, to how to enhance your existing images by simplest retouching techniques that will make your images look like a million bucks, or how to create those beautiful magazine style images time after time with simplest make up, styling, lighting techniques time after time.
Learn how to turn your passion for art and beauty in to a part time or full time job in the fashion and beauty industry


You do not have to go through years of disappointments or you do not have to be in the fashion business to enjoy the knowledge of what it takes to look and feel beautiful or knowing how to improve your image or the image of others, whether you are a doctor, a lawyer a hobbyist or a just a hard working housewife, you will have a blast.
Not only you will share a blasting time, but you are able to start a great hobby that can bring you and your family an endless amount of joy and happiness. You will be able to Immortalizing your loved ones with gorgeous images forever and ever, for generations to see and admire your work and those that were important to you.

Not to mention that several studies shows; family members that share a common hobby or sports together, they tend to have a better, healthier and longer relationships, and honestly I cannot think of any hobby better or more gratifying than photography. Of course it won't hurt if you learned how to turn those beautiful images in to some cash as well.

One way or another you are guaranteed to walk away with a wealth of information that is going to change the way you see thing around you.
It will improve your creative thinking process, your self image as well as your images in your photo album and portfolios.
No matter how you look at it, this is a win win situation for everyone. Lets not forget about the amount of money, frustration and irreversible memories that you are able to save.

The possibilities are endless, sky is the limit, and you are only a few steps away from it all


fashion and digital retouching topics
we have the above classes in the following cities upon availability
Hollywood California
New York, New York
Paris, France
Prague, Czech Republic
Bratislava, Slovakia
Budapest, Hungry
If you are a photographer and wish to host a workshop, please contact us, we are interested in expansion and networking with all photographers around the world

Topics of the workshops include:
Creative styling
Fashion Make up
Glamor Make up
Fine art Photography
Dealing with live or nude models
Modeling classes, posing, body language
What separates the pros from amateurs
Creating Editorial Stories that make sense
How to shoot for stock agencies
Magazines and other publications
Indoor and Outdoors lighting
Strobes VS natural lighting or how to mix several lighting techniques to Achieve the look you wish and desire Campaign photography for Advertising agencies
Magazine Cover photography
Album Cover photography
Beauty and Glamor photography
Cool Photoshop FX, Artistic designs in Photoshop
Filters, plugins, and several retouching techniques
Artistic image creations in Photoshop
Creating expensive looking backgrounds
Set design & Much more

Classes are limited. Early registration is encouraged
Ask us for private classes and special group discounts
Thank you in advance
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Top Fashion Photographer Shaun Alexander / Fashion Shows

A Little Information About The Big Show

You want to know my truth about shooting fashion shows? I don’t shoot them! Seriously. But I have shot them in the past, especially when I was first starting out in my career. The thing is, if you’re a fashion photographer, it’s going to come up. You’re going to get offered the gig at some point. Or a designer friend is going to need a favor and you won’t want to turn them down. Or maybe you really want to head in that direction with your career. For me, I’ve gotten to the place now where I will kindly refuse the gig because I just don’t enjoy shooting them.
I find them tedious and I hate standing around with a bunch of other photographers trying to get the “best shot” which ends up looking pretty much like the shots of the photographers standing to the left and right of me. I can’t help but feel that “paparazzi” thing either. The lighting is out of my control (and you know by now how much of a “light freak” I am.) The music is so loud sometimes, I can’t think. There’s no elbow room for error and it doesn’t pay that well. What’s the glory in all of it then? I don’t know. I would rather be sitting in the front row with a good view of the latest designs that will be strutting down the runway. I LOVE fashion design. Remember, I was originally going to become a fashion designer before I fell in love with photography. So for me, watching the show is way more fun than shooting it. BUT……..That’s just me! If you are planning on shooting a fashion show in the near future, here’s a few tips and links to some very useful posts and sites about the subject.
  • Cover your ass! Bring an extra camera body for two reasons: A. So you can mount two different lens to get two different shots of the same outfit. B. Murphy’s Law: if your primary camera for whatever reason on Earth decides not to work at the exact minute the show starts, you can switch to your back up with very minimal stressing out.
  • Depending on where you’re going to be standing, you’ll want to use a zoom lens with a range from between 24mm to 105mm. This is going to be a rare moment when I am actually going to advise using zoom lenses. They’re just more accommodating for this kind of shoot. Usually they place photographers at the end of the runway. You’ll want to get a full length shot of the model, a 3/4 shot, possibly a turning shot or back shot and hopefully a nice face shot, especially if the model’s wearing some great jewelry pieces or accessories.
  • Bring a mono-pod. Save your arm. You can also use it as a weapon if one of those other aforementioned photographers gets out of hand. Seriously, I’ve seen it happen. I am only joking, but I’ve seen photographers go at it with their mono-pods. Uh….in my opinion, a fashion show is not really that important to get into a blood bath over.
  • Make sure you have one of those on-camera flashes. With back up batteries. You can never count on their lighting set up.
  • Bring plenty of memory cards. They fill up fast!
  • Why not! Go ahead and shoot in auto-focus. I would.
I found this post on DPS had some really useful tips on shooting fashion shows: How to Shoot A Fashion Show. Fashion shows DO have a lot of energy. The music is loud and usually upbeat, the models are fun to watch, the clothes are usually more theatrical and dramatic. Here’s a link to the Spring 2009 Chanel Show. They did things a little different at this show but you can jump on to’s site and check out any number of other designer shows. Personally, I just happen to enjoy watching the shows more than shooting them. But again, that’s just me. To each his own and that’s what makes the world go around! If you have had some experience in shooting runways shows, leave a comment for the other readers. Your input is really welcomed!

Best Fashion Photography Blogs

As I was searching the net looking to share a few interesting information about fashion and photography, I came across these guys fashion photography blogs

I found many of their advice and blogs very useful; here is a good example of one of them:

  • I love these guys! I keep up on the latest trends in the fashion industry, which is SO important as a fashion photographer, with their latest posts. The thing I love about is their writers! This is not your average, run of the mill, dry and bland fashion news reporting. I do not know any of their staff but I can tell that they love their jobs, they LOVE fashion and they know their shit! I trust their input and their feedback. They weed out the useless boring updates and inform on only what really needs to be reported on.
  • Personally, folks, this site is where I find out what all the designers are doing. When I hear a stylist suggest a designer, say, Gareth Pugh, and I can’t bring a visual picture into my head of what Gareth has done, I go to, enter Gareth Pugh in the search window and then click on all of Gareth’s shows. It’s a very useful resource site to find any designer and their collections. Important when communicating with your stylists and editors.
  • Okay, I know Sean McCormack through Twitter, but this guy runs the most comprehensive and informative site on lightroom out there. And he’s been doing it for a few years. While I save the real digital tech stuff to my pro team, don’t think for a minute that I turn a blind eye to all of it. Of course not, I sneak and read what I can on the digital medium. This site lays it out so well that even someone like me who sort of still resists digital can navigate my way around the site and find information that actually makes sense and helps me.
  • Otherwise known as Digital Photography School. It’s a full blown information HEAVY site for all things digital photography. How to shoot better portraits, how to market your wedding photography business, how to use photoshop plug ins. I mean, you want to know about anything digital photography, go there. I visit this site just to learn MORE about my medium. It’s constantly about learning! It never ends. is a great resource for learning!
  • This site has everything! It’s Super Information Fashion Highway. Seriously I don’t know why I’m listing them, they refuse to link to my blog, but hey, I’m being honest here. They have links upon links. To magazines, blogs, designers, books, modeling agencies, fashion weeks around the world, photo reps, etc. etc. They really are a great library of sites for fashion photography and it’s business.
  • Another great site chock full of information on digital post production. Brandon covers everything from best tips for archiving to the latest photoshop feature and getting around the complexity of it all. Brandon is a virtual friend. We have never met but I wouldn’t endorse a site that I didn’t believe in as well. I visit plenty of websites, I don’t need to share them all.

Los Angeles Fashion Photographer Shaun Alexander



Professional Los Angeles photographer Shaun Alexander has earned his success and reputation in Hollywood since 1985.Shaun’s love and fascination for photography started when he was given a toy camera at the age of 2.

According to his father, he never left that toy camera out of his site, always taking pictures of his friends and family as he was growing up, even when he was pursuing a career in medicine. Shaun supported his short 7 years of medical school by photography, but never knew
that his hidden talents can some day to be his life and legacy. After he left the medical school, he decided to get a degree in Art and photography. His unprecedented obsession for art enabled him to graduate with honor and pursue his true passion, “PHOTOGRAPHY”

His love and understanding of human body and beauty, combined with his sense of style and fashion, landed him some of the biggest awards and art exhibitions of his photography in numerous countries, as well as countless credits in several international publications, magazine covers, editorial layouts, advertising campaigns as well as numerous album covers and thousands of portfolios and headshots of young and old Hollywood stars and around the world.

The Los Angeles Photographer that can turn your ordinary ideas to extraordinary images, a professional photographer that can turn your simple beauty to a astonishing magazine cover, or can simply take any product and turn them in to an international brand.

Shaun’s knowledge of the industry, his Technological savvy and his art back ground combined with years of experience and education can qualify him as one of the most dynamic, creative, passionate and enthusiastic photographers you have ever seen.
No matter what, who and where, Shaun’s talent can turn them in to Brilliant classic, ageless, sophisticated, beautiful yet telling a great story. After his successful photo exhibition in the memory of Helmut Newton in Prague and his latest winnings and nominations at the Spider Awards, Shaun was published in The World’s Greatest Photography Book.

Shaun Alexander. A true renaissance man, a visionary, and a perfectionist, Whether shooting a magazine cover, an ad campaign, an editorial story, a designer’s catalogs, look books, or simply a modeling portfolio, a headshot, or a celebrity publicity shot, each and every one share one great thing in common, Shaun's true perfection, consistency, reliability and most Importantly, his wonderful charming personality that can put any one at ease while working with him. Shaun will take your idea and product beyond your highest expectations, and will turn your vision in to images that you will cherish for years to come


Los Angeles fashion photographer, Advertising photographer, Marketing photographer, Product photographer, Catalog photographer, Modeling Photographer, Headshot photographer, Celebrity Photographer


Next time you are ready to promote and market your products or business and you find yourself in need of a PROFESSIONAL FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, Expert Marketing Photographer- Professional Photographer-Advertising photographer, regardless of the country and the location, do not hesitate to contact Shaun. He will take your idea and product beyond your highest expectations, and will turn your vision to images that you will cherish for years to come

His proficiency with the hundreds of locations around the world, and Millions of dollars in resources and relationships in the industry, He can turn your medium budget project in to a multi million dollar campaign, or simply by using his endless resources, he can help you brand and market your company for a very reasonable price. That’s why companies and people keep coming back to Shaun, because of his creativity and unmatched quality and resources.Film or Digital, Small ideas or big, Shaun is someone you can always depend on the highest professionalism and quality in every aspect of your project.

Los Angeles corporate photographer


Even though Shaun’s fashion layouts have decorated numerous magazines worldwide but his broad range in his photography enabled him to work some of the most influential people in the world, from presidential campaigners, prince and princess to some of the top leaders of the fortune 500 companies.
Shaun’s creative juice is always in tune with the world's need for new and exciting images. Our constant need and demands for bigger and better things leave no room for error. We must constantly update our looks, images and data, and Photography plays a big role in the corporate world today. As a corporate photographer Shaun is constantly evolving with the latest technology, offering the latest technology and the best images to his clients.Contact us for a free consultation for all your corporate photography, in southern California, greater Los Angeles.But keep in mind that our clients stretch as far as the middle east, far East, Europe, Central Europe and North America


Shaun's talents extend far beyond just portrait of beautiful fashion models, His true magic is in his cinematic lighting, and his ability in capturing those candid precious moments in life. Natural life in motion enhances much of his still and location photography in Los Angeles. As any true Los Angeles photographer would, Shaun captures the urban flavor perfectly because the stylish look that he imbues upon his subjects helps to define his identity and reflect his overall tone with both panache and grace. Finding the right lifestyle photographer to capture your photographs in the manner you want can be challenging, but Shaun’s approach far surpasses all other lifestyle photographers. His greatest attribute is the ability to listen to what his clients want so that he is able to pick up on the general theme his client would like expressed and translate that to exceptional and unique lifestyle photography.

Lifestyle photography
Location photography Los Angeles
Los Angeles photographer
Lifestyle photographer
Lifestyle photographers


At a glance, Shaun's images translate in to a movie, capturing and touching the audience's all five senses, as if they were watching a great classic, but instead it is a dream like drift that you wish never ended. Mesmerizing, captivating, arousing, electrifying, yet peaceful, classy and gracious. That is the magic that only a few mastered and they are now remembered as some of our favorite photographers and cinematographers.Some that Shaun admits proudly that have influenced his work and style in many ways, Shaun Talks about Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Mathew Ralston, Patrick De marchelier, Salvador Dali, Felini, Hitchcok, David LeanWith so much passion and enthusiasm, his extensive art and book collection of these legends are pretty impressive.He says; all of the greatest directors and artists in the world including Fellini, David Lean, and Hitchcock were photographers first. They understood lighting, and they knew how to use it to capture the audience’s heart. Everyone says, image is everything but I say LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING, He says. We as photographers better understand light before buying thousands of dollars worth of fancy equipments. Gears don’t make you a good photographer, but understanding your light and your subject does. Once you have mastered the lighting, pretty much any one with a decent camera can be a great photographer.That's where Shaun's true talent shines, as a master of lighting and a great visual Director of photography, he lights and directs his subjects with such ease and professionalism that sometimes his simple approach can be quiet intimidating. But the results are phenomenal and that’s what’s important.

Shaun Alexander workshops in the following subject matters. Please read the full description under the workshops
  • Photography
  • Creative styling
  • Fashion Make up
  • Editorial photography
  • Stock photography
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Indoor and Outdoor lighting
  • Campaign photography
  • Magazine Cover photography
  • Beauty and Glamour photography
  • Digital photography
  • Creative Photoshop techniques
People that have attended Shaun Alexander photography, styling and make up workshops Professional Photographers
Professional make up artists
Professional Fashion Stylists
Professional actors
this site is also a home page for Professional models
Photography enthusiasts
Editorial photographers
Fashion photographers, Los Angeles photographer and Advertising photographers
Modeling photographers
European photographers
Corporate photographers
Catalog Photographers
Lifestyle photographers
Stock photographers
Digital photographers
Digital retouching experts,

Shaun's digital retouching anf restoration techniques Digital restoration specialists
Digital manipulation artist
Digital artist
PhotoShop Instructors
Photography Instructors
Aaward winning photography including The Spider awards masters exhibition
The World's Greatest Black & White Photography No.1
Featuring 454 images from 284 photographers, including hundreds of rare and unpublished images from around the globe, this stylish book showcases the world's greatest contemporary black & white photography as nominated at Black and White Spider Awards from 2004-2007.
Including all the winners in Abstract, Advertising, Architectural, Fashion, Fine Art, Nature, Nude, People, Photojournalism, Silhouette, Sport, and Still Life categories. Featuring: Hiroshi Watanabe, Werner Branz, Ian Waldie, Mark Edward Harris, David Burdeny, Joyce Tenneson and more.
Shaun Alexander Featured Photographer in "The World's Greatest Black & White Photography book No.1 edition
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