Matt Dunn ,Top Model Photographer, in Orlando Florida. Top fashion, advertising, and celebrity photographer will open another studio in Orlando Florida. His work is associated with clean fashion imagery as well as slick advertising campaigns for such famous clients as Walt Disney World, Everything But Water, Ron Jon Surf Shops, and ABC Television to name but a few. His slick fashion editorial spreads have been published in Vogue, Harpers’s Bazaar, Marie Clair, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour in many countries and his work has been published in 86 countries. His stock imagery is in the libraries of Corbis, Getty, and Super Stock. He has been photographing celebrities and supermodels for three decades and is available for assignment world-wide. Still working in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, and Miami, he will be also available for model development, model agency consultation, select weddings, portraits, and advertising work in the Orlando Florida area. Please feel free to contact Mr. Dunn at (954)529-1390 for consultation.
New Work For Radio Disney with Austin Mahone
Here is a little from my latest work with Radio Disney with Austin Mahone. To be honest, I had to ask my daughter who Austin Mahone was since I had never heard of him. She knew right away. although she is a country music fan. She told me about things he had done as well as he is friends with Justin Bieber.
New Unit Photography Work for ABC/Disney Here is some of my new photography work for ABC/Disney. I recently finished work on The Bachelor with Juan Pablo. I also spent time photographing the Helio Castroneves, a Brazilian auto racing driver currently competing in the North American IndyCar Series. In IndyCar competition, Castroneves has 22 wins and 33 poles, and has never placed lower than sixth in the standings in a complete season of racing until 2011, where he placed eleventh. Prior to IndyCar, Castroneves competed in the CART championship with a highest championship points finish of fourth. He also was the Dancing With The Stars Mirrorball Trophy winner. Here are a few images from both. Renee and Juan Pablo bond during the hometown dates on The Bachelor Credit: Matt Dunn/ABC
Just showing my fans what I have been up to lately!
Happy New Year to everyone. My December was crazy with multiple shoots for ABC television as well as many agency shoots. I feel blessed to have so many that trust me to take their visions to the next level.
Miami Beach, South Beach agencies are getting back after it bringing the world back to south Florida. We, collectively, brought the world to and created South Beach out of a retirement idealism and back to a vibrant energetic and yes hedonistic place, well beyond its past glory in the ’50s and ’60’s! The model agencies are attracting new and fabulous talent, both boys and girls, and the kid divisions are also poised to flourish. We are all looking forward to the economy picking up and the stagnation in advertising ending. Looking forward to a fun and fabulous resurgence on the beach.
All my best
As a Unit Production Stills Photographer in Florida my job is to create two types of images. The first is, photos specifically intended for use in the publicity and marketing of feature films or television productions, shot as the main camera sees it, while the movie is being filmed. I am also always look for alternative angles and shots taken from a different point of view than the main camera as long as they can capture the movie mood and feel without altering the meaning of the scene. The lighting and feel of the scenes integrity is always maintained without any embellishment from me or my exposures. Simply stated, no flash and a similar look and feel to exposures set by the camera operators.
The second type of images I produce I call “BTS” or “behind the scenes”. On the set I document the making of the movie or show and images includes close-ups of the actors and crew, wide shots of the crew shooting the action or even setting up the equipment, props etc. Basically anything that goes on behind the scenes that can still used for press releases and/or released to the media.
I shoot with top of the line NIKON bodies using the fastest and best lenses available ( I can shoot on low lit sets when needed with the fastest primes available on the market) and two professional sound blimps to reduce (almost mute) the sound of my camera’s motor drives & shutters, so its noise won’t get picked on the film’s recorded soundtrack while the action is rolling. All of the above must be done while not getting in the way of the crew, or even worse, without getting in the shot myself. In order to accomplish all this and get the job done it is extremely important to always understand and be aware of what’s happening on the set around me and what is going to happen next, and, last but not least be as invisible as possible and blend in with the crew/background.
I have been doing this type of work, professionally, for more than 13 years and am a regular on ABC and Disney features and shows. I have done this work in Los Angeles in studio as well as on location and also in Florida in studio and location. I make friends quickly and smoothy can operate within any set and any circumstance and have few limitations. I am also quite familiar and used to tight budgets and fast turn-around. I have fast portable hard drives which I can ship daily with the photography which is produced.
Please feel free to give me a call to get a price quote for Florida unit production still photography or Los Angeles or wherever you are planning production(passport-ready) and let me know what your next production involves whether it be a television show (TV), feature film (MOVIE), or music video.
Are You a Professional Photographer?
Take this simple test to see if you (or someone you know) shows the characteristics of a true
You pay taxes on your income.
You file estimated tax payments q
uarterly, file state sales tax,
and you claim your income on your tax return. If you don’t, think about the number of people
who see your “page” on Facebook. It won’t take long for the state and federal revenue people
to connect your FB “business” with the fact that you don’t obey the law and report your income
like a real professional.
You have a real website
. Facebook doesn’t count. A website legitimizes you as someone who
will be around in a couple of years, and knows how to run a business.
You have an established post production workflow with backups and offsite storage
not, what are you going to tell your clients when something trashes their images and don’t have
You have backup equipment
. Say you drop your main camera/lens at a wedding. What will
you do? Where is your backup gear? How will you respond in front of your client?
You set custom white balance and calibrate your monitors
. If you don’t know what these
are, that might explain why your images don’t produce consistent colors.
You don’t rely on filters, special effects, color gimmicks or other manipulation to give
your images appeal
. If they can’t stand on their own with basic post production, are they really
that good? Getting the exposure right “in camera” is a hallmark of a talented professional.
You work with reputable print labs and equipment to generate quality printed output and
. Your clients really do want prints. Are you going to let them produce terrible prints at
the local giant store? Have you ever compared the difference?
You have insurance
. You cover your equipment, liability, and errors and omissions. Stuff
happens. Are you professional enough to be prepared?
You know how to use your camera outside of “Automatic”.
Can you estimate a manual
exposure in bright sunlight? Do you know how to use a light meter? Can you calculate
equivalent exposures across a range of ISO, shutter speed and f-stops? A professional can do
that in her head.
You know how to use all kinds of light, natural and artificial
. If you sell yourself as a
“natural light” photographer, you may not have the skills to use supplemental light to create
good images. Use of on camera and off camera flashes is often a necessity.
Your web/portfolio/sample images are clean
. Are yours blown out, dull, out of balance,
uninteresting or poorly composed? How do you know? Have you ever had another
photographer that you respect give you honest critique on your images? Your clients are not
the best judge of image quality.
You use contracts and model releases for your sessions.
Do you realize you can be liable
if you publish images that don’t have releases, particularly for minors?
You belong and actively participate in professional photography organizations.
in WPPI, PPA or a
local group? If not, why not? These groups exist to provide guidance and
fellowship and development to professionals of all levels.
You pursue continual education.
What is the last photography class you have taken? Are
you pursuing a degree or merit program? Do you teach or mentor other photographers? If not,
why not? The best professionals continually grow and share with others.
You represent the business of photography professionally.
This means that you charge a
fair price, you don’t copy others’ work, you follow through on your commitments, produce
quality products and services, and you treat other photographers with respect.
So how many of the 15 points did you get? How “professional” do you think you are? What can you do
to improve your standing in the photography community?
Sorry, angels. You’ve been axed.
Production has shut down in Miami on Drew Barrymore-produced Charlie’s Angels, starring Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh. It’s ABC’s first cancellation of the new season, says Variety. It is a pity as here in Florida we need jobs. I have been working on this production since June. Much of the production were brought from California.
Episodes that have already been filmed will continue to air on Thursday nights in its 8 p.m. time slot until ABC decides what will replace the show. At least seven shows are believed to be ready for airing.
I have been working with ABC and Disney revamping and relaunching Charlie’s Angels, a 1970’s television series which stared Kate Jackson, Jacqueline Smith, and last but not least Farrah Faucett- Majors. The crew is great and the budget seems to be large. Lots of special effects and long days with a top-notch crew.
The premise is the same as the original series and the subsequent movies: Three young ladies, saved from prison sentences by a mysterious man named Charlie Townsend, work together to take down criminals in unconventional ways. In this version, the three ladies are Abby (Rachael Taylor), think Serena van der Woodsen turned catburgler; Gloria (Nadine Velasquez), a former military gal who made a wrong decision; and Kate (Annie Ilonez), a dirty cop. As the pilot begins, they’re trying stop a kidnapping ring when Gloria falls victim to a car explosion (which is so obviously shot that even an Amish person who’d never seen TV before could see it coming) and dies, immediately putting a wrench in their happy little family. Yes, most of these characters are orphaned or have severe family issues, so they’ve bonded together on the lovely beaches of Miami in order to soothe their pain away with kickboxing, Parkour-style wall-climbing and heaps of sunshine.
The Angels try to pin the explosion on Eve (Minka Kelly), who used to “work” with Gloria back in her carjacking days, but it turns out that Eve was actually trying to help Gloria on some secret case to take down Carlos Bernard (the former Tony Almeida on 24, now an El Salvadoran crime lord who specializes in trafficking young women). With the help of Bosley (Ramon Rodriguez), the girls are able to easily deal with any sort of problems that get in their way and eventually take down the person who once tried to kidnap Gloria and Eve from their South American orphanage before they went all it’s-a-hard-knock-life on his ass and slapped him in the face with a statue. Obviously, Charlie is impressed with Eve’s skills and taps her to be the new Angel, and the girls all lounge around on his yacht and compare shoes and make plans to share wardrobes.
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Completed my second week of Insanity. This workout of totally the real deal and once I compete this and get moving toward my goals I will post some before and after images. It is a real challenge and my daughter Bennett is doing with me which an added bonus. We have a blast together.I am on a real mission to get healthy and in shape. I will turn 50 next year so trying to get a head start on everything. Wish me luck and say a prayer.
I have been so busy that I haven been able to keep up with my blogging. Been working 10-12 hour days for ABC/Disney on their new series, Charlies Angels. They are really throwing a lot of money behind this show. Each day it looks more like a film budget and not a TV series. Also since they have been picked up for a 13 show commitment they are pulling out all of the stops. I wish I could share some images of what I have been working on but contractually I cannot. Lots of fun.