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Essential things new photographers need to prepare before a photo session.

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Model - Actress Rebecca Sheets

Model - Actress Rebecca Sheets

Happy New Year Everyone! Oh wait it’s January 31st as I am writing this blog tonight. I know, I know, I’ve been slacking on my blog posts but I have been so incredibly busy.

Anyway I just can’t wait to share what I believe are some essential pointers into having a successful photo session.

First off have a clear idea on what you want your photo session to be like. I see this as always being the last thing we think about when putting a shoot together.

Believe me even the very best photographers look for inspiration and ideas to help shape their photo shoots. You can search for great ideas on Google or even Pinterest. I personally love Pinterest to create mood boards that I can send to models, makeup artists and stylists.

Model Lisa Anne Clark

Model Lisa Anne Clark

Okay once you’ve created a mood board of ideas you need to decide on clothing. What are your models going to wear on the shoot. Over the past few months I have been shooting a couple of different portrait series that I actually bought the outfits for.

As you can probably tell by now this portrait series is of redheads so when I contacted my models I communicated the look and feel of how the shoot would be. I sent over the mood board and discuss clothing. I prefer the models to bring their own outfits because it would be in there size but sometimes the outfit works and sometimes it does not. So I go and hunt for outfits to insure we have the look we want.

Model Dani Christine

Model Dani Christine

Makeup and Hair are just as critical as the outfits selected. Whether you are working with a makeup artist or the models themselves it is very important to communicate what the makeup and hair should look like. In this series of portraits I really wanted little to no makeup applied. I told all my subjects if you have freckles I want to see them. The results were great so much so that we have to remind ourselves that less is more in some occasions.

Model - Actress Haven Briann

Model - Actress Haven Briann

Lastly have a pre-checklist of all that you need for your photo session. Other than the obvious your camera and lenses you may be surprised what is forgotten when you show up for a photo shoot.

  1. Sensor Cleaning Kit - you be surprised on how easy dust finds its way unto your sensor.

  2. Charge your batteries! - Not only do you need to charge the batteries on your cameras but also if you have rechargeable batteries for your lighting equipment. You will learn how quickly your shoot will end.

  3. Utility Toolbox - This box is essential to all my shoots. It carries all my knick knacks like tape, safety pins, A Clamps, AA & AAA Batteries amongst other items.

  4. Lighting Modifiers - I recently had a very large photo shoot where I did not go through my checklist and went by memory and of course I forgot to pack my light modifier for this job. Fortunately for me I always leave early for my shoots and had just enough time to head back to my studio and grab one.

    Well thanks a lot for stopping by and checking out my blog. I hope this was helpful and informative. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

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Out with old and in with the new

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If there is one thing I can say about 2015 it is that it went by so fast! I guess it is true that when you are having fun time goes by fast and we had a lot of fun in 2015. I am always amazed that every year that I have been a photographer I always learn something new, have new experiences, go through new doors. 

In 2016 Omar Ramos Photography begins the year with a new partnership with Telethia Hurley to form Hurley-Ramos Wedding and Event Photography. I am so excited to work with Telethia on partnering wedding and event services. Telethia attention to detail and professionalism is outstanding and will help propel this new venture to great opportunity. Our goal is to combine my 30 years of experience and create it's own entity away from my commercial and fashion work. And as for the look of thinks we are of to a great start. Please check our new website at

As Omar Ramos Photography the brand,  we are stronger than ever! 2015 was an incredible year with working with incredible people to create amazing images. I want to thank the many make up artists, stylists and photography assistants that made 2015 a memorable year in pictures. Here is look as some of my favorite photos of 2015. 


Modeling Agencies for Shorter Models

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Since I began doing model testing a few years back the number one question is where can I go if I am undersized. I compiled a list of Dallas/Fort Worth modeling agencies and model representation groups for photo submissions. 

Now I stress "do your homework" I have not vetted any of these agencies, this is just a listing of local representation that claims to manage and support undersized talent. This industry is full of scam artist and would love to promise the moon as long as you pay them. Another note there are model representation services that promise to submit your photos to agencies all over the world for a monthly fee, again I stress do your homework! 

Most agencies want a clean headshot and full length photo for submission. Don't over do it! A plain shot is all they want.

Taylor Loren

Model Taylor Loren

Here are the list of  a few agencies and model representation groups.

Amores Model Management


(214) 520-6400


Callidus Agency

McKinney Ave. Suite 700Dallas,TX 75202

(214) 432-6122


The Clutts Agency, Inc.

1825 Market Center Blvd. Suite 380 Dallas, Texas 75207 

214.761.1400 fax: 214.761.1402


DMG Model Management
Phone: 972.980.7647
Fax: 972.250.2707

Moda Belletto

103 Well Street Dallas, TX 75207  

(469) 569-2408


John Robert Powers

3720 Canton St Dallas, TX 75226  

(214) 821-7500


Prestige Model Management

4141 Office PkwyDallas, TX 75204

(888) 651-5530


Wallflower Management

4503 1/2 Travis St Dallas, TX 75205

(214) 559-4300


The Party Anglez

10930 Switzer Ave, Suite 118, Dallas, TX 75238

(214) 725-1890


The Campbell Agency

3838 Oak Lawn Ave #900, Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 522-8991


Convention Model Agency

606 W Palace Pkwy Grand Prairie, TX 75050

(972) 266-0043


John Casablancas Modeling

2662 N Josey LnCarrollton, TX 75007

(972) 446-0300


Actors, Model and Talent for Christ

440 Parker Sq, Flower Mound, TX 75028

(972) 899-0507

Exxcel Model & Talent

825 Market St Ste 250, Allen, TX 75013

(972) 996-4752


Petite Model Scouts


Please let us know if this was helpful. If you like to know more about becoming a model reach out to us and we would love to help you.



New Faces Strut The Runway For Kim Dawson

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Welcome to the 2014 Kim Dawson's Model Search at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco Texas! And yes the line was long with hopefuls from all over North Texas trying to catch the judges eyes as they strut the runway.  Here are a few of  my favorite catwalkers from today's event from strut to strut. Good luck to all who attended!