2012 was an incredible year in photography. With increasing camera quality, and affordable prices, consumers are diving into a photographic world. If they refrain from buying a camera, the ability for anyone with a smart phone to use photography applications with filters and adjustable settings have made our world more visually stimulating than ever before. Even taking photos of the most mundane of subjects can be exciting. Have you been to a restaurant lately and noticed someone photographing the plate of food sitting on the table? Perhaps you are guilty of the act yourself. I’ve done it, and it drives my friends on Instagram and Facebook crazy to the point of drooling over their phones or keyboards. There is no doubt that photography is a big part of the day in many of our lives.
Those people who aren’t content photographing their bacon double cheeseburger on their lunch break, may spend time shooting more compelling subjects as a hobby. Some may even try to make some money in the field of photography. The point is, that everyone who catches, or has long since caught, the bug will typically follow a certain direction of interest.
Some people like photographing landscapes. Some people like shooting Macro (i.e. bugs and flowers, etc.). Some people like wildlife, and others choose the challenge of capturing people through the styles of Editorial or Fashion and, of course, Glamour; The sexy style!
In 2012, the number of online Glamour portfolios has increased at a rate, seemingly, to difficult to keep track. This includes models and photographers who specialize in glamour images as well as clothing and swimsuit designers. Bikinis, latex, and whatever your imagination can think of, it’s probably being created for sexy photo-sessions. I published an article back in 2011 of a young lady who designs sexy chainmaille for fashion shows and glamour photo shoots. There are no signs of this glamour boom slowing down.
Remote published magazines are helping to fuel the boom. I publish two. Snap Matter Magazine and BROWZ magazine. Snap Matter began in early 2011 and BROWZ began in early 2012. Both magazines contain Glamour related content, and both have no shortage of models and photographers submitting images to be published. Remote published magazines are basically Online Magazines with the consumer’s ability to purchase a print copy; print to order. Remote published mags are very easy to start up. In early 2011, anyone publishing a remote published glamour magazine could get a good idea what they are up against just by doing a quick online investigation. Today they are everywhere and continue to grow. If there is one thing a glamour model wants, it is to be published in a magazine. With the growing numbers of models and magazines continuing to gain momentum, 2013 should be a very glamorous year indeed!
Please take a moment to view the slide show at the top of the page. I have loaded it with some great shots by photographers who have been published many times in remote published magazines as well as traditional published periodicals. All of them versed well, in the style of Glamour.
Nick Means of Columbus, Ohio is a sports fanatic and photographer, but he continues to hone his craft at Glamour photography. He has been published in many magazines including Hooters, BROWZ, Snap Matter, NLM, Southern Vixens, S.L.A.M.M., Pretty in Ink and others.
Lai Man Cheung of Sacramento, California is a regular contributor to both BROWZ and Snap Matter Magazine as well as NORCAL Magazine, Russian Times, Rosebud, Delicious Dolls, Sexy Ink, and a few others. Lai enjoys Glamour photography as well as fashion and artistic interpretations of photography.
Richard Santos of Sacramento, California is great at networking in social circles. His work has also appeared in Snap Matter and Koncept as well as many others. A great all around guy and you should be seeing a lot more of his work this year.