"My dream when I started with Gary was to be the one that gets to brush the sand off girls butts when we're doing a bikini shoot. - Nice!"
Assistant | Grip | B-Roll Video Shooter
Being a musician and makeup artist, Ace is no stranger to assisting photo shoots. Though, he is new to the behind the scenes in the photography and video world! With the great training from Gary, he as become: a B-roll video shooter, on-set assistant, gaffer and grip assistant. All the while, still managing to perform as a make up artist! Ace is hoping to become great at all those things plus learn alot more under Gary!
Gary says, "I just want to interject here: Sound Boom Operator is the next duty I have in line for Ace. Being that he is a drummer and a musician, he knows sound. Models requesting video for their portfolios has been growing. And commercial clients have been voicing their relief to know when they hire us for stills, they have the option to add services for live feeds and video production. Ace is going to be helping with Behind the Scenes video and mic placement for capturing audio for these situations."
"I often work solo creating still photos and motion video of women. There are times when I love working alone with the model or a team of girls. But these two assistants are a huge help on productions to get the day of shooting running smoothly. I highly recommend you hire them when you can."
Photographer | Videographer
Art Director and Editor
I have a background as an art director for female fashion and lingerie. I used to shoot catalog images on slide film and produced runway shows and merchandising back when the company I worked for owned 10 boutiques around Austin. That started my professional photography career and now I shoot digital stills and moving video. I can help coach you if you're a new model. Many images I display here in my portfolio are girls during their very first shoot. I am told all the time I'm helpful, easy to work with and sessions with me are fun. Contact me to start some conversation about how you would like to get in front of my cameras and what you want to go for with modeling. The mood of my shoots are fun and professional. Ask any girl who knows, my shoots are full of energy and I often get quite funny and silly. Girls, I understand you want to look the best you can and it's my job to help show your beauty every woman has in the way I see it.
- Girls, keep going for glamour!
"Girls get ready. It's going to be a fun time."
Model Coach | On-set Beauty Assistant
Rhonda is a model coach for solo models and runway fashion shoots. She can teach you how to wal runway and bring out your special signature strut to find your signature move at the end of the runway. On solo shoots, she is empathetic and helpful. She often demonstrates techniques to the model. On lrunway shoots, she may coach like a drill sergeant and this is what you need. There's a lot of pressure to stay on task and lots of distractions when you are modeling. Rhonda keeps you guided toward what you are there to do and keep you focused on the camera. Runway and shoots are always fast-paced and hectic. Having Rhonda available for these shoots is invaluable. Working with solo models, she is sweet as can be with just the right amount of stern when girls aren't listening Rhonda has history as a model, discovered by a talent scout during her time living in San Francisco. Rhonda resides south of Houston in Richmond, TX. and is available for travel for solo and group coaching.
Welcome to the website
Hi, my name is Gary Brackin and welcome to my website. I am a photographer and videographer in Austin, TX that makes still and moving images of female models for the purposes of: portfolio building, commercial usage or editorial usage. I use multimedia, stills and video to show women how I see them -beautiful. Prints are very important for a model to have in her finding more work. Most of my prints, I suggest 9"x12" ..but I can also do model comp cards or images as large as a bus or billboard.
Perhaps the sections most models will want to look at from my site are: "Galleries" and "Model Application". The categories of photography and video of women I specialize in, are: Beauty, Fashion, Lingerie, Pinup, Beauty Nudes, Fashion Nudes, Swimwear, Runway, Commercial and Editorial.
$ 325 ˜
sitting fee and 5-10 digital images edited of your choosing and
delivered by internet.
This includes studio session or on location
and also includes events.
sitting fee, 15-40 digital images of your choice in 5 common sizes, plus 10 printed 9x12 images and digital formats.
I am flexible on my services and my skills are yours to mold. Hire me for this option and you will get the most return. I highly suggest you put your all into being ready for a shoot like this. All the gear, lighting and hard work come out for these setups.
Did you hear this? I've got a blog design in the works. It's not going to be a Dear Diary, type of read. Rather, it's going to show the ins and outs of what it takes to be an amateur model on a professional shoot. Sometimes the production, location scouting, wardrobe, down to the layout and final delivery to the client -is complicated. Sometimes; like when capturing a live event, it is more simple and we get what we get as more of a journalistic documentary. Models- this is also for you to show what it takes to become the type of model you want to be and how to prepare for your photo and video shoots. ...Read more
These range from local area digital and print photos and video marketing, to mass market print: from flyers to magazine to billboard scale or video from local site live feeds to ranging from mobile devices to broadband internet content to broadcast television spots. And more business to business collaboration or model wanting to sell her images -is available. -Green Screen and special effects video and stills and composite graphic design. Promo materials are also optional.
Behind the Scenes videos can compliment your next photoshoot. I highly recommend you take opportunity with them. They're fun!
Solid agreements are always put to paper with signatures on my photo and video shoots. Signed model releases and contracts before the shoot helps both of us to know our duties and what we've agreed to. This also makes it much easier so when it's time to shoot, all we have to think about is having fun! ...Read more
FAQ and Questions I get Asked all the Time
Gosh, -Gary, I've never been in front of a professional photographer. Is it okay I've never modeled before?
There is always a first time for everything. I've you've ever thought about wanting to model, it is just so easy and fun with me. Please let me be your first introduction. I do photo stills and motion video for amateur models and professional models. And even if you are an experienced model, some model portfolio building shooting the styles and ideas you want, is always a good path to becoming the the model or actress you want to become.
I notice you do nude modeling portfolios, -do I have to be nude to book a session with you?
Aw, hell yea you do. Get naked right away.
(Ah-ha, that's a good laugh for me) Of course you don't have to do a nude session to shoot with me. I work with all types of women and my goal is to help you look the best you've ever looked, and for you to have the most absolute funnest time creating the images we will create, ..no matter what the style or the intent is for the photos. And if you wanna get naked, that's cool with me. ..no clothes on, I'm cool with that. It's up to you what you want, I just like to throw a little humor in there so you know it's easy to do anything you want.
What is the price?
Well, I don't offer a cookie-cutter price for booking a session. You have me for the time you want and I'm all yours. Don't worry about extra fees for per outfit changes or other lighting setups. You have me all to yourself for whatever you want and I will try my hardest to give you a lot of variety and looks you will be thrilled and excited to see. Book with me and we can talk about prints prices. But for the sitting session it's a flat fee of $375 and you get to choose the photos you want me to edit. Up to 30 photos, you pick 'em. I'll pick up to 10 of my own to edit. All photos are delivered ready in 5 common sizes ready to go for internet, iPad, tablets, iPhone and Android, and Full HD widescreen tv. Prints are extra and I suggest all models go with a printed portfolio that is 9" x 12".
Do you accept chocolate-chip cookies as payment?
Maybe so, ..if you make 'em yourself with love and care.
Any discount for groups?
You can bring a friend or a few friends if you all want to spit the cost of the session. I can photograph you individually as your friends cheer you on. Or I can photograph you as a group. Or you can do all of these. Hot girls have hot friends. So your girls have to be really hot or really cute to get the most out of the session. Bring your hotties if you want. Or just shoot solo.
Do you accept Paypal?
I do not accept Paypal at this time.
Is possible to make any online payments?
Not right now. Online payments are not an option at this time.
What should I bring to a photo/video shoot?
Yourself and a fun attitude, ready to shoot is all you need. Please do be camera-ready, smooth bikini area, smooth legs and underarms and just generally be ready to be photographed. Anything you want to bring is up to you: something that matters to you and I don't care what it is. It's yours, you own it. You love it. It's yours. It means a lot to you. And you want it in your photos. Bring as much or as little as you want . And wear as much or as little as you care and we will have a good time.
Do you offer group discounts?
You are welcome to bring another friend or a few if you all want to split the cost of the session. I can shoot with you each separately or all as a group if you prefer. If you are a past customer that has shot with me, I do offer referral rewards for sending your friends to me. I give 15 percent of their fee and you get 5 free prints from any previous shoot we have done previously.
Or; if you want, you can be a part of your friend's shoot. And I'll find a way to reward you that you'll be glad you referred a friend. I love seeing girls back again.
Will you ever come to my city?
Perhaps I may be in your area. And I also am available for travel as part of booking your session with me.
" I photograph stills and make moving video of women. I have the best job in
the entire world. And you can quote me on that ..if need be. -Gary Brackin"
Upcoming Events Schedule
This website is now viewable on all devices: computers, smartphones, smart televisions, tablets, iPads and most internet devices..
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Side Note:
Currently scheduling new shoots for February 26th onward.
Will be updating this website with a model photography blog.
Will be adding video to this website where clients opted to add video to their shoots.
Questions? Comments? -What's on your mind?
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Gary Brackin Photography and Cinema
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Girls- have your own modeling short video introducing yourself, maybe some silly stuff in there and content to add to the other "Behind the Scenes" video.
Adding video to your photos is a great way to show what you're like as a model. Video modeling portfolios are becoming a very popular way to show personality and show you in action.