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Los Angeles Fashion Photographer James Santiago

James Santiago is a former model and agent who works in editorial, magazine, model test shoots, model portfolio development, and catalog photography in Los Angeles. He is a fashion photographer who can find and develop a persons modeling potential and is able to get the model to look the part needed for a fashion editorial or model portfolio shoot. From shooting models for apparel websites from the Miami Keys or helping new faces build their modeling portfolios with shots from the streets of Los Angeles, he enjoys the art of fashion photography as his chosen profession.

Why Los Angeles?

Some of the top modeling agencies in are in search of versatile models who can adapt to different situations. Professional models have motivated photographers to capture great images. But that, mixed with the ease of purchasing digital cameras, has cause an influx of photographers who expect the model to just get the shot.  But every model needs a start.  Los Angeles fashion houses who work with multinational advertising campaigns don’t have time to train models. The top modeling agencies in Los Angeles have to develop models with experience by sending them on test shoots so they can hopefully build their books and gain experience in front of the camera.

James Santiago is open to working with new faces who need fashion photographers for model promotional materials for agencies including IMG Models, Next Model Management, Elite Model Management Los Angeles, Ford Models, Wilhelmina Models, LA Models, and many others. There are those that have potential to model but they do not receive the development nor direction from some photographers which they need to have that look brought out through photography.

As a Los Angeles editorial photographer, shooting a models full potential, he is influenced by day dreams and cinematic imagery. For him, being a fashion photographer in Los Angeles is a great privalige that he combines with his photo shoots in Miami as well. With fashion photography, working with models is a challenge when you are trying to get the right emotion from the model as well as the clothing and location. Working with new face models or under-developed models is even more of a challenge. As a former fashion model himself, He has been in the fashion industry since he was 15.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_gmaps link=”#E-8_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”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”center” video=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1513785488546{margin-top: 20px ;}” offset=”vc_hidden-md vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][qbutton target=”_self” font_weight=”” text=”Inquire & Book Now” link=”http://www.jamessantiagophotography.com/contact/” margin=”auto”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” video=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1515639442094{margin-right: 50px ;margin-left: 50px ;}”]


1111 Lincoln Rd, #4 Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 726-1478

Los Angeles

777 South Alameda St #220 Los Angeles, CA 90021, (323) 284-5090

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