This year is going to be a great year. We have several charities we are working with this year. We have some updates on the ones we will be working with and others we support. Hope you get a chance to join, pitch in, or just support them any way you can. We all need to give back.
- March 17th — The ESPN 100.3 and Tilted Kilt 5K Kilt Run at Broadway at the Beach. More information Here.
- March 24th — The X-Treme Fun Kids Fest benefiting the Children’s Museum of South Carolina 9a-4p at The X Sports Complex on George Bishop Parkway.
- March 29th — The Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand Annual Charity Auction. Call the Boys and Girls Club for more information 843-445-9964.
- April 28th — The Socastee Heritage Festival over the Swing Bridge. There are a list of events and vendors going to be there. It is from 10:00 am to 6:00pm. Look for us there.
- June 30th — Tee-Off for Veterans will be held at Legends Golf and Resort sponsored by the Vet Center. Giving back to local Veterans in need.
- September 7th — Tee Off Fore a Cause Charity Golf Tournament at Legends Golf Club in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. Visit their page for more information.
- August ? — The Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand will be holding their charity golf tournament. Stay tuned for more info.
February 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Events | No comment
We have an event coming up for you! ESPN Radio St. Patrick’s Day 5K Kilt Run!
To make it better, it is for charity.
Want more? OK!
How about the ESPN Radio 93.9 The TEAM and The Tilted Kilt are sponsoring the event and throwing an after party?
Did we mention that we will be the official event photographers? No? Well now you know!
Go to the the Grand Strand Running Club‘s website for more information and to sign up.
Matt and April will be there to shoot the race and the after party. We will even have the Myztic Photobooth out there! Come by and support the good causes! It is going to benefit the Grand Strand Running Club and The Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand!
Myztic Photos is bringing you affordable family photography with a new approach. You are not just a client to us. We get to know you while we are shooting your portraits. This way, we can be sure to get exactly what you are looking for. We offer a variety of ways to remember your good times together. We have more information on our Family Page.
Recently we have been asked about some of our competitors and why they give them the disk of images right away and we mail it to them. Well, that is simple. We want to make sure that you get the best possible images for you to print. We do not want to leave anything to chance of a bad picture for you. We do all of the color correction for you. We even do the hard parts, we re-size all of the images so that it is easy for you to post on any of your social media sites.
No, we do not have a studio location. This is to keep the final price to you, low. A bonus to this is that we can do custom sessions to your location and style. We have several areas that we shoot in to be able to accommodate your unique flair.
Are you getting engaged on Valentine’s Day?
If you are getting engaged, send a picture of you and your fiance’/fiancee’ to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a short summary as to how you popped the question or how you were proposed to by Sunday, February 18th.
On Monday, we will upload each photo and story into a gallery on our Facebook Page and on our website that you can have your friends and family vote on from February 19th until midnight on Sunday, February 26th.
The winner will receive
- a free engagement session
- 20% off of any wedding photography package
- $150 off of The Myztic PhotoBooth for your wedding day!
SPREAD THE WORD AND GET THOSE ENTRIES IN!!
So we’ve been waiting to announce some pretty exciting news. Starting in a couple of weeks, we will be shooting the Tilted Kilt girls for their corporate calendar submissions. In March, we will be shooting the Tilted Kilt’s 5K run as the official photographers for the event and will also be shooting the after-party. The Myztic PhotoBooth will also be at the Tilted Kilt for that event and all day St. Patrick’s Day! In April, we will have a booth at the Socastee Heritage Festival and The Myztic PhotoBooth will be there, also! Lots of exciting things are coming up for us and soon, we will be very busy!
If you’re curious as to how The Myztic PhotoBooth works, make sure to come to one of the two events and check it out (and if there are other public events, we will be sure to post them)… you’ll love it! Please spread the word and invite your friends and family, too. It’s always more fun to make lasting memories in The Myztic PhotoBooth with your friends and family!!
Thank you to everyone who has been there for us and keeping us in your thoughts and prayers! We’re very, VERY excited and will keep everyone updated!
Questions about us or our services? Ask us! You can either email us and keep it private, contact us on our site at www.myzticphotos.com, or our Facebook Fan Page! You can also keep watching our website. We will be posting more and more information. Not just about us, but tips for finding the perfect photographer for you!
February 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Photography | No comment
We have spoken about how the photographer is supposed to act and what they are supposed to do. Now we need to go over the way models are supposed to act while on site. Being a model can be a lot of fun, but it is still technically a job. You do need to conduct yourself as if you are at a standard 8 hour job. You can have fun while doing it, don’t get me wrong, but you still need to act as a professional. Sometimes, by not acting in a professional manner, is how some GWC (Guys With Cameras) events happen. Getting too relaxed and careless can send the wrong idea. If you conduct yourself appropriately, you can minimize if not eliminate any chances of these experiences. We will also discuss a few things you need to do if you find yourself in these situations.
If you decide to become a model for a hobby or you wish to pursue it as a profession, you still need to be professional about it. You have to remember, any photographers, stylists, make up artists, or assistants have a lot of time involved in a shoot long before you even get there. Your conduct can make or break a shoot in seconds wasting your time and theirs. This can put a significant mark against you for future photo shoots and lower how desirable you are to other professionals. Modeling takes much more than standing in front of a camera.
1. Have a Quality Portfolio
A portfolio is your resume in the model world. You need to have a professional and up to date portfolio, the quality of the images will determine your success along with a great personality and professionalism. Focus on Quality not Quantity. Better pictures will always get you more notice than having a lot of them. Please do not use the cell phone pictures or your night out in the club drunken party pictures to show how “versatile” you are. You will not get a fair shake if you post your cell phone picture of you in the mirror. It only hurts you and shows you as inexperienced. Once you have an established portfolio, you can post some on your social media sites when a quality camera is not around, but do not use them for your portfolio.
2. Take Care of Yourself
You need to eat well, sleep well, exercise, and limit drinking. Your body is why you are a model and your most valued commodity. You would think that it would not need to be said, but it does. You do not want to miss an opportunity because you are hung over or messed up from a medication. Know how things will effect you, especially any medications. No Drinking the night before a shoot. Arriving while still drunk is an absolute NO! Having a hangover for the shoot is not going to be beneficial for you or the photographer. You can not perform at your best if you do not feel your best.
3. Please Be Clean
Even if you are going to get totally covered by some of the craziest things on earth, you need to be clean when you arrive. You do not want anything to interact with your shoot. Sometimes it can be seen in the pictures if you have not done so. Make sure you protect your skin, nails, eyes, hair. If you have body modifications, make sure they are clean and not red or irritated in any way. If they are, either remove or cover up those areas to help the photographer.
4. Have a Great Attitude
Contrary to belief it is not all about good looks, and a lot of your success will rely on your attitude, self-discipline and confidence. If you are hard to work with by always second guessing or complaining, you may be sent home on the spot. Be able to take directions too. Know when you need to speak up and when you need to listen. If someone is trying to give you direction and you are talking or acting out, you can miss out on the entire plan for a shoot.
5. Hurry Up and Wait
It is very important that you let the photographer know if you can’t attend or get delayed for a photo shoot. It will decrease your shoot time or even ruin it. If it is an outdoor shoot, the light is the key and you could end it before you get there. It is important to remember that there are times a whole team of professionals booked for your shoot, so if you are not available at the last minute, it jeopardizes the whole shoot and you may not be asked to work for that photographer or client again.
You must also be ready to stand around a lot. There are a lot of things going on and coordinating it all can cause delays. You do not need to get impatient or irritated if you have to wait. Take the time to relax, watch the photographer, or anything else you can to stay out of the way and prepare to shoot again. Things go wrong, no need to add to the troubles.
6. Be Prepared and REPLY
Always carry a pen and paper to write down all the details for a shoot. At least make sure it is spelled out in an email. Respond once you received it and are good with it. Nothing frustrates a photographer more than not knowing if the model is on board with a shoot or if they even read the email.
7. Compensation is For You Alone
Never discuss your fee with the client, other models or people on set. It is just rude and can cause troubles in the shoot with hurt feeling if someone did not get what you were paid. This can ruin chances for quality pictures or working with any of them again.
8. You Might Not Like It
Be pleasant at all times. When you are hired as a model, you must remember you are a blank canvas. The client decides what you shall wear and how you should look. The client, make-up artist and stylists create the vision. It is unprofessional to resist or try to change your clothes, make-up, or hair even if you don’t like it. If you have a problem on set or are uncomfortable with something you have been asked to do or wear, please discuss it with the photographer. There are times where it is unintentional due to the stress the photographer is under to get the shots needed. If that is not the case and you did not agree to it before hand,
9. Be Prepared
When asked to provide wardrobe for a shoot, you must take a selection of certain types of clothes relating to the job. This does not mean, one or two items, it means as many options as possible.
Children <18 Years of Age
Every child is beautiful in their own way and clients look for personality and spark, tempered with good discipline. Working hours can be long and tiring – it is up to you to decide if your child is up to it.
A parent or guardian are required to be on the shoot at all times. Please do not bring along other children.
You may not shoot any nudity or implied nudity. The least you may have on is a swim suit.
If a makeup artist is provided, please arrive with clean hair and face, without any traces of make-up. if asked to do your own make up and hair, arrive with complete natural make-up, take along a selection of lipsticks, eye shadows, a good foundation and face powder.
For hair, please bring a brush, comb, gel, hairspray and a few hair accessories for longer hair.
Your nails should be trimmed, clean, and possibly painted. Always check with the Photographer to make sure your nails are painted a color that will go with the shoot. Make sure that your nails are neatly done. No chipped nails or polish on your fingers.
Armpits, if you shave, should be clean shaven. No deodorant residue should be present either.
Take a basic grooming kit to include, cover up, foundation, lip salve, transparent face powder as well as a hair styling kit, consisting of gel, wax, hairspray and a brush.
Make sure your nails are clean and tidy.
Make sure facial hair is neat or clean shaven and your hair is clean and ready to be styled.
Men and Women
You should always show up in loose clothing so you do not get clothing lines or red lines. Women, no bras if at all possible. This is especially important if doing anything less than fully clothed or bare shoulders.
If you shave or wax for nudity or any sort, please be so. The day before is best to eliminate any redness.
If you are natural for nudity, please be trimmed.
It is said winter will be another 6 weeks in our presence. We can tell you that Myrtle Beach has not had much of a winter. It is the perfect time to get your family portraits, those much needed engagement pictures, it is still not too late to get those special Valentine’s pictures made!
Contact us soon to setup your session and we will promise a most enjoyable time with memories to last a lifetime!