FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER= PROBLEM SOLVER

To be successful, a fashion photographer must be an exceptional problem solver. As with most professions, to be at the top means one must roll with the punches and become a creative problem solver, overcoming obstacles both seen and unseen. We have learned that this is no longer no mans land and that our clients and team expect this quality from us.

Being a professional means you can consistently create an exceptional result, in any condition – not only when conditions are exceptional. We must shoot, sometimes, when we are feeling less than artistic.

Many times, whether on location or studio, problems must be expected. I know what you are thinking, “what a negative thought process”. I would think that too except I have been a professional photographer for more than two decades and I can tell you, either you are prepared or you are not.

Many of my clients come to me and ask me about why I brought so much equipment or why we didn’t use a certain piece of equipment. Just like I have many lenses and camera bodies I have modifiers, scrims, reflectors and an entire myriad of stands and configurations. Most of these are not for use in optimal conditions; quite the contrary. In Florida, as well as many places I seem to shoot, inclement weather can pop up at a moment’s notice. Also sun can end up not being where I want it or the intensity not what I need for a certain shot. Theses are the circumstances you must prepare for. As the leader of the team you are expected to solve all of life’s little problems.Susanna_C_Elite_2-2015 187_ppRTCH

Do you have some hairpins, duct tape, 2 sided tape, clamps of all shapes and sizes, Velcro, extra swimsuits, etc.? There really is no telling what can and will happen on a shoot. If you don’t cover it you better make sure someone else will. Much of the well being of the shoot depends on your team and talent feeling great and that you are in control makes everyone feel warm fuzzies. This is one reason I try to find out what everyone likes to drink. Even something that small can make someone really feel like you care and in return they will give you their best.Susanna_C_Elite_2-2015 160_pp

The other day, I was on a remote location in Key Biscayne and my model had to be up against this banyan tree, which was infested with bull ants.   Well I didn’t have any repellent but my makeup artist did! It takes a team, a trusted team, to make things happen and everyone must go beyond their expected duties to be prepared. I call this professionalism and this all goes into the final product of these types of shoots.

The following day, we had another amazing day in Key Biscayne. This day ended up being one of the hottest and most miserable days I have ever been on location. I was sweating so much that I feared changing lenses for the sweat getting into the camera body. My makeup artist and myself, as well as the crew and models had to make adjustments in our normal protocol to successfully negotiate the obstacles at hand. The heat was unbearable, sandspurs and ants, painful, and the tide was exceptionally high but we made it work.Ria_A_Elite_2-2015_pp

Make certain that your team and you have collaborated before and you all know each other’s propensities, shortcomings, and idiosyncrasies. It makes the shoot go smoothly and gives you the best chances for a magical result.

New “Dangerous” Fashion and Beauty Story by Matt Dunn Photography

New “Dangerous” Fashion and Beauty Story by Matt Dunn Photography!!! We came up with the idea for a woman “James Bond” type story.  The beautiful model is Carolinne from Next Models Miami.  I was the stylist and weapon wrangler(all of the weapons are from my arsenal.  They include my crossbow, Marlin 60SS, Sig Sauer P220, and Windham Weaponry AR-15 with an Aim-Shot HG-Pro reflex sight and 4X magnifier.  The camera is a Nikon D300 with a  Nikon 70-200 2.8 AF-S lens.  The amazing makeup and hair was done by the incomparable Sherilyn Segal and many of the makeups were custom-formulated by her on the spot for this shoot.

 

Sharpshooter Story

Sharpshooter Story

Sharpshooter Story

Sharpshooter Story

Sharpshooter Story with Marlin 60SS and Bushnell Scope

Sharpshooter Story with Marlin 60SS and Bushnell Scope

Sharpshooter Story with Marlin 60SS and Bushnell Scope

Sharpshooter Story with Marlin 60SS and Bushnell Scope

Carolinne from Next Models Windham Weaponry AR-15

Carolinne from Next Models Windham Weaponry AR-15

Carolinne from Next Models Windham Weaponry AR-15

Carolinne from Next Models Windham Weaponry AR-15

Carolinne from Next Models Nikon D300

Carolinne from Next Models Nikon D300

Carolinne from Next Models Nikon D300

Carolinne from Next Models Nikon D300

Crossbow Sharpshooter

Crossbow Sharpshooter

Sharpshooter Beauty

Sharpshooter Beauty

Sharpshooter Crossbow Beauty

Sharpshooter Crossbow Beauty

A big thank you for all concerned in this shoot including Guess Clothing, American Eagle, American Apparel, and Kohls.

 

How Did I Forget These Images of American Apparel Silver Swimsuit

How Did I Forget These Images of American Apparel Silver Swimsuit!  These are the icing on the cake of a beautiful shoot culmination with a very beautiful “golden hour” in Virginia Key off of Key Biscayne in Florida during late January.  You be the judge if we nailed it! The fabulous makeup was done by the incomparable Sherilyn Segal and the golden tresses were tended by Vanessa Varela.  Sexy, simple and beautiful!

A special thanks to the American Apparel on Lincoln road for their help in this photo shoot.

 

 

Caroline in American Apparel Silver Swimsuit

Caroline in American Apparel Silver Swimsuit

MDP_5509_pp

Caroline Beauty

Caroline Beauty

Caroline in American Apparel Silver Swimsuit

Caroline in American Apparel Silver Swimsuit

Caroline in American Apparel Silver Swimsuit

Caroline in American Apparel Silver Swimsuit

 

TOP MIAMI SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER-MATT DUNN

Matt Dunn, a top Miami Beach and international fashion photographer, is also one of the premier sports photographers in the world. Having closely covered offshore powerboat and formula 1 boat racing as well as field hockey, NFL, NBA, WTA and ATP events, Dunn has proven to be a quality and unique sports shooter. With iconic images of the top players in the basketball, football, and men’s and women’s tennis, he continues to strengthen and prove his world-class image taking prowess.

Rafael Nadal Doing His Signature Move

Rafael Nadal Doing His Signature Move

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Rafael Nadal, Number 1 Player In the World

Rafael Nadal, Number 1 Player In the World

Andy Roddick Shows His Gameface

Andy Roddick Shows His Gameface

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

Larry Bird Rebounds

Larry Bird Rebounds

C221

MDP_9861

MDP_0288

MDP_2317

IMG_3752

Mardy Fish Becomes Top Ranked American Tennis Player after Routing David Ferrer in Quarterfinals of Sony Ericsson Open 2011

Mardy Fish Becomes Top Ranked American Tennis Player after Routing David Ferrer in Quarterfinals of Sony Ericsson Open 2011

Novak Djokovic In His Win Over Mardy Fish in SemiFinals

Novak Djokovic In His Win Over Mardy Fish in SemiFinals

Viktoria Azaranka Accepts Trophy For Her Win At WTA Sony Ericsson Open 2011

Viktoria Azaranka Accepts Trophy For Her Win At WTA Sony Ericsson Open 2011

Novak Djokvic Hits a Drop-Shot Winner on Rafa Nadal at the Sony Ericsson Open 2011

Novak Djokvic Hits a Drop-Shot Winner on Rafa Nadal at the Sony Ericsson Open 2011

Rafa Returns a Ball During The Final

Rafa Returns a Ball During The Final

Sharapova Hits Her Forehand Against Viktoria Azaranka At Sony Ericsson Open 2011

Novak Dives For a Passing Shot By Rafa in the Sony Ericsson Open 2011 in Miami Florida

Novak Dives For a Passing Shot By Rafa in the Sony Ericsson Open 2011 in Miami Florida

Matt Dunn Fashion Modeling Photography Opens in Charlotte County

Matt Dunn has brought his wildly popular photography studio in Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda Florida. This move will allow photographic services for fashion, beauty, model portfolios, model scouting, and any other questions about modeling and the fashion industry. His concepts in fashion photography and modeling has revolutionized the industry. He has placed models with every top agency in the business and presently has 25+ models working word-wide. This satellite office will be run by an appointment only to start but as demand grows Mr. Dunn will be in town certain days of each week. If you have any questions about the fashion business or have always wanted to be a model, Matt Dunn is your one stop shop for everything modeling. He is a visionary photographer who has worked for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Marie Claire, as well as many more. His photos have graced the covers and pages of the most famous and influential publications in the world. He will help you get to where you want to go.
Feel free to call Mr. Dunn at (954)529-1390

<"Matt Dunn, Photographers, Photographer, fotografo, south florida, fashion, Miami, Florida, editorial, advertising, portrait, kids, Commercial, celebrity, celebrities, Model portfolio, LA, Los Angeles.">

A Meeting with a Top Model Scout and Photographer

Have a meeting with model scout, Matt Dunn to become his next big discovery! Email a clear polaroid or simple image on a simple solid background along with age and height to matt@mattdunn.com and make the email subject “Model Search Contest”. All polaroids and images will be put into an album on the new Matt Dunn Fashion Model Scout page in 3 weeks for voting, so be sure to spread the word! Feel free to submit yourself or anyone you think has model potential. More details on Twitter: twitter.com/mattdunnphoto
SOME OF MY FINDS I HAVE PLACED WITH CLICK, WILHELMINA, MAJOR, FRONT, MC2,FORD,ELITE,NEXT,COMPANY, WOMEN,AND MANY OTHERS
HERE ARE A FEW IMAGES OF GUYS I STARTED IN THE BUSINESS

RICK DIETZ

RICK DIETZ FOR VALENTINO

MATT DUNN IS UNIQUE TO THE MODEL WORLD. HE NOT ONLY SCOUTS, GROOMS AND PLACES NEW FACES WITH THE BEST AGENCIES IN THE INDUSTRY, HE CONTINUES TO MANAGE AND GUIDE HIS MODELS THROUGHOUT THEIR CAREERS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT HIM AND SEND YOUR PHOTOS!
-YOU DO NOT NEED PROFESSIONAL PICTURES. IF YOU HAVE THEM WE WILL ACCEPT THEM, BUT GENERALLY WE PREFER POLAROIDS.
-PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, MEASUREMENTS, (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BUST, CHEST, HIPS, WAIST), AGE, HAIR COLOR, EYE COLOR, A CONTACT PHONE NUMBER AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS.
-WE ARE UNABLE TO RETURN SUBMISSIONS TO YOU. IF OUR AGENTS ARE INTERESTED, THEY WILL CONTACT YOU. PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO CHECK ON THE STATUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION.
-IF WE ARE NOT INTERESTED PLEASE DO NOT LOSE HOPE! WE ARE LIMITED BY WHAT LOOKS WORK FOR OUR MARKET RIGHT NOW. YOUR LOOK OR TYPE MIGHT NOT WORK FOR OUR AGENCY AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO RESUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS AFTER 12 MONTHS.
MY LATEST FIND I PLACED WITH NEXT

MODEL SPECIFICATIONS:
AGE: 12-22
HEIGHT (FEMALE): 5’8″ OR TALLER
HEIGHT (MALE): 5’11 OR TALLER

PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO:
matt@mattdunn.com

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING UNRETOUCHED PHOTOS:
HEADSHOT
FULL BODY
BATHING SUIT
WAIST UP

<"Matt Dunn, Photographers, Photographer, fotografo, south florida, fashion, Miami, Florida, editorial, advertising, portrait, kids, Commercial, celebrity, celebrities, Model portfolio, LA, Los Angeles.">

Number 1 Again (Thanks South Florida)

Photographers, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Photographers – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Thanks again to south Florida(Miami,Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach)for making me the number 1 photographer in work as well as sales. I am humbled and thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving from Miami Beach and Matt Dunn Photography

I am so thankful I don’t know where to start. My friends and family around and healthy how could one want for more. Also to be in a place where my dogs can go swimming in the pool in November is great! Maybe some snook fishing after dinner tonight will cap off some great food and fun.

New Video on U-TUBE by Matt Dunn Photography