headshots of young promising actor in dc

headshot of a young actor in blue shirt smiling

woman calls me asking if I do headshots for casting. she told me that she was looking for a photographer for an upcoming audition. one of the questions she asked me was how long I had been doing headshots. clients check a few photographers and at the time they contact you, they still they have […]

headshots of a woman for opera audition

actor's headshot of a woman for opera audition

  after over a week in the doldrums I was pleasantly surprised to receive payment notification from paypal. when someone pays a deposit before contacting you, it means that they’ve already decided that you’re the right photographer for the job. she followed up with another email confirming she needed actors headshots and requested makeup. I responded […]

top modeling agencies and how to submit pictures

headshot of a teen model in tank top lifting her arms

   as a photographer I w often work with models. they are often at a loss where to turn when it comes to submitting pictures to modeling agencies. as a service below is a list of some of the top ones. this article used to be a long page with all of the top agencies in new york listed. for […]

photo shoot of a male model in dc

picture of a male model in nude torso looking at the camera

I got a call from this male guy who needed a photographer in dc who shoots models to take some snapshots. unlike most of my clients who found me through google, he told me that he found about sharpfocus from an ad that I placed on craigslist. he said that he wanted to do a glam fashion photo […]

makeover portrait of a lady from takoma park dc

makeover portrait of a black lady in orange tunic

  I don’t often shoot portrait photography. Not that I don’t wanna do them but simply because most of the requests that I get are for headshots. of course some people are gonna tell you that headshots are portraits but I won’t argue the point. since I’ve been in business, I think that it’s been […]

photo shoot of an editorial male model

picture of a male model pressing his hands on his head

this guy is an aspiring editorial model from new jersey who recently relocated to washington dc and he wanted to shoot model pictures to send to agencies for consideration. tall good looking handsome guy. he had some idea that he could be a model. I offered to share some of what I know about posing […]

shooting male model headshots in washington dc

headshot of a male model in pondering mood

jeff can be considered the first guy paying for my services. before that most male models think that they’re doing you a favor by posing for you as a photographer. to go into modeling, you have to set priorities. if being spotted in fashion shows in Washington dc is your highest goal, that’s fine. but if you […]

headshots of a black male model in washington dc

picture of a black male model in washington dc in a casual pose

headshots of a black male model with good looks and great ability to pose. matt is another young model who found sharpfocus photography through google and wanted to book a shoot. at the time I wasn’t available to shoot so we finally met a month later and it was his time to shine. at the start, […]

model photo shoot for portfolio with elaina

blonde model in edgy pose for fashion modeling portfolio

I like shooting models over other types of photography but few people think it’s alright to pay a photographer for snapshots. elaina is a beautiful blonde girl with nice shape and great smile. she contacted me to book a shoot for her modeling portfolio. apparently she went to sharpfocus photography website and liked my pictures. we had to postpone the […]

model photo shoot with an african model

beauty shot of a model with makeup and colorful feathers on her hair for model portfolio

chuchu is a beautiful slim African model. she doesn’t look tall but she’s a standard 5’.8”. she contacted me a year before to do a photo shoot for her modeling portfolio. she already had in mind the look and pose that she wanted for her pictures and brought her laptop to show them. I was […]