Anthony of Anthony’s Art World OMP Member #218679 began taking photography seriously after a friend and fellow OMP member saw some of Anthony’s landscape and wildlife images. “He asked me why I wasn’t shooting with models and I was like, “I’m not sure!” So I joined OMP, and it’s been a wonderful ride since then!”
OneModelPlace.com has helped the Alabama resident and frequent traveler in many ways. “OMP has helped me tremendously, especially being able to promote my trips through the use of travel notices. It is an outstanding source for finding models and photographers who are interested in furthering their careers. The publicity I get from OMP far surpasses the publicity I get from any other site.”
His favorite styles of shooting are portraits and headshots. “But I am striving to be able to do a little bit of everything. I want to be able to say, ‘Yes I can do this,’ if a client comes asking for a specific style. It would be great to show them some of my work in a variety of styles.”
As for his preference of shooting indoors or outdoors, Anthony admits that’s a hard question to answer. “I really enjoy the outdoors, but I also love the fact I can control all aspects of the lighting on studio shoots. So, indoor shoots may have an edge in that department.”
The Canon shooter also stocked up on state-of-the-art equipment for his rolling studio. “I’ve added some more glass to my collection. I also have some Alien bee lights with soft boxes, a 48-inch octabox, a couple of slave lights for backup, portable backdrop stands, and seamless backgrounds. It all fits very compactly in my truck and is with me at all times.”
Always one to help models in their career pursuits, Anthony offers some straightforward advice that they should remember during a shoot. “Just relax, be yourself, and listen to advice or tips from your photographers.”
He also has some helpful suggestions for anyone interested in joining the OMP community. “A special thanks to the staff at OneModelPlace.com for their support and advice, they have helped me further achieve the goals I have set for myself. It’s really nice to actually be able to pick up the phone and call OMP and get a live body on the other end who is trained, willing and eager to provide the tools and advice you need to succeed as a model or photographer. I learned a long time ago you only get out of something what you’re willing to put into it. Work hard at achieving your goals, and with OMP backing you, the sky is the limit!”
To see more of Anthony’s work, visit his OMP Portfolio.