We would like to officially welcome our newest Staff Photographer Kevin Schirmer to the Glamour Model Magazine crew! Mr. Schirmer comes to us with 30 years of shooting experience! You may have noticed you’ve seen some of Mr. S’s work already on GMM as he photographed Maria Eriksson’s submission photos! Stay tuned as Kevin shares his amazing work, beautiful models and photography experience with us!
GMM: How long have you been a photographer?
Kevin S: For over 30 years.
GMM: Oh really? That’s awesome, how did you get your start?
Kevin S: Started out shooting for school newspaper
GMM: Do you like to keep your techniques a secret or do you like to share with others?
Kevin S:If asked I’m happy to share my techniques.
GMM: Who would you love to shoot?
Kevin S: Cindy Crawford or Cheryl Tiegs.
GMM: Who is the most famous model you have shot with?
Kevin S:Former Playmate Devin Devasquez
GMM: What makes you different from the other photographers?
Kevin S:I really work with the models to get them to be the best at posing that they can.
GMM: Who is your favorite photographer?
Kevin S:David Mecey – Former Playboy Photographer.
GMM: What is your ultimate goal as a photographer?
Kevin S:To continue to be successful & shoot more celebrity type models.
GMM: What do you look for in a model?
Kevin S: Physically – Height & Personality – Expressiveness
GMM: Canon or Nikon?
Kevin S: Canon.
GMM: What is your favorite lens to use?
Kevin S: Canon 70-200 f2.8.
GMM: What is your Favorite Lighting Gear?
Kevin S: I prefer natural light, but when that wont work it’s Profoto.
GMM: Mac or PC?
Kevin S: PC.
Shooting, Models, Locations
GMM: Do you have a favorite location to shoot?
Kevin S:A few, mostly places with diverse backgrounds.
GMM: Do you bring Hairstylist and Make up artist to your shoots?
Kevin S:Depends on the situation – for testing usually not, but for all other jobs, yes.
GMM:Do models try to play you for gimmees? If so, does it work?
Kevin S: No.
GMM: Do you find it challenging to be around such beautiful models?
Kevin S: Not at all – I enjoy the repor I build and we’re both trying to accomplish the same thing – a killer image!.
GMM: Do you use model mayhem?
Kevin S: Yes – See link above
GMM: What is your favorite social network?
Kevin S: Facebook.
GMM: What do you love about Facebook and what do you hate about Facebook?
Kevin S: It’s a great tool to connect with people – however sometimes there’s just too much drama from some people.
GMM: Do you think photographers get a bad rap?
Kevin S: Yes, like every industry there are those whose motives aren’t the best and it makes it tougher for the legitimate ones.
GMM: What is the worst experience you can remember from a photoshoot?
Kevin S: Nothing major – on occassion the model not showing up, not calling – just disappearing.
GMM: Do you see a solid career for the bikini models?
Kevin S: Possibly – there are a number of bikini manufacturers that need models for their suits as well as lingerie. Again it’s a competitive business.
GMM: Is there anything you want to express now that people should know about this business?
Kevin S: It’s a tough business and you always have to keep learning and growing as a photographer & technician.