Custom Minds has over 16 years experience helping models build portfolios. Our clientele has been widely diverse and thus so has become our photography. We are constantly on the lookout for reliable, friendly models to add to our books. It makes no difference if you're a new hopeful or already established, Custom Minds is positive that it can be useful tool in your career.
VARIOUS SHOOTING OPTIONS
Houston has vastly diverse architecture which can allow for many beautiful shooting options. Since we have lived and worked here for close to four decades, we can help you locate the best place for your shoot with regards to the time of day, lighting, temperature and other weather limitations.
Our experienced photographers can assist with poses, giving professional suggestions as to the perfect angle for any pose. This includes posing, angle, how to cover imperfections, breathing methods, etc.
HIGH QUALITY IMAGES
We have the ability to shoot high quality images. The more detail in the image, the larger you can print your photo without sacrificing detail.
Life isn't perfect, but your photos should be! We can remove acne, scratches, bruises, suntan lines and other blemishes you might have on the day of your shoot. .
If you do not wish to apply your own makeup, we have experienced make-up artists on call. You are also welcome to bring your own make-up artist.
Within five business days following the shoot, the models can receive a CD/DVD with all their photos. If needed, please inquire with us for current printing prices. Custom Minds Photography is a turn-key solution for modeling portfolios and comp cards.
HIGH-SPEED CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
Continuous shooting allows us to capture the right look at the right moment. We can accurately capture everything, even wisps of smoke.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
"What should I look for when purchasing a photo package from a company?"
Most people are under the impression that when they take pictures for a company, they have the rights to the photos. This is not true. You always want to make sure before your session that you will have total control of your pictures. We feel your photos should belong to you and we consistently give 100% full rights to all clients! Also, always look for a company that offers a variety of different outfits to be shot in, as well as a professional make-up artist and hair stylist.
"Which would be better: to be photographed at a studio or on location?"
Professional pictures should be shot both in a studio and on location. Versatility is everything in this business, and two different locations will provide adaptability. We understand the importance of versatility and offer both.
"What should I bring to the photo shoot?"
You should have several diverse looks, be sure to include outfits for the different seasons and the time of day. Agencies and clients want to see how you look in every light. By including this to your digital or paper comp cards, you will let agencies and clients see you in multiple looks. Some companies like Disney have specific looks required for different positions. Updating your look/resume to market for these positions is a must for all candidates.
"How should I prepare for the shoot?"
You should always ask before the shoot how you should dress or prepare yourself. If there is going to be a professional make-up and hair stylist, let them do it for you. They most likely will prefer or ask that you do not wear any make-up or hair spray. It is much easier to work with a clean look. The job of the make-up artist and hair stylist is to make you look your best, so let them work their magic. Also do some research and google online for looks and styles you find fit what you are looking for. Share these with us and it will go a long way.
"How much should I spend for a photo shoot?"
There is really no set price that you should look for in a photographer. High fashion prints can run way up in thousands, others such as test shots can run a couple of hundred. The question you should ask yourself is where do you want to go with modeling and what are the feasible possibilities. Are you looking to get into magazines or walk down the runway? It all depends on whom you see yourself working with. We are cheap conpared to others in Houston, while not sacrificing quality or turn-around time.
"Do I really need professional pictures?"
Think of pictures done by a professional photographer as a really good resume. Since modeling is competitive. Professional pictures can make an individual model stand out amongst the rest. Pictures are never mandatory, but are highly recommended.