Christine London On - Romantic Times - One Steamy Romance BookCover Shoot
I have to admit to a bias where photography, book cover shoots in particular is concerned. Having dabbled in cobbling a cover or two of my own, I have gained great respect for the hard work of the models and photographers that produce such beautiful work.
Saturday at the RT Booklovers convention brought a much-anticipated treat---the welcome of industry professionals and readers into the world of a romance novel cover shoot. Sets carefully assembled, lights mounted, photographer clutching expensive Nikon equipment, lucky attendees buzzed with excitement as the host of the shoot welcomed us.
Internationally renowned model, Jimmy Thomas (http://www.jimmythomas.com)moved/
moved effortlessly through pose after pose, change of costume accomplished in the blink of an eye (and largely in view of the rapt audience :)) Mr. Thomas charmed his way in a graceful ballet that included numerous emotions. Whether a cowboy, a regal regency gentleman or between creamy satin sheets, Jimmy made what is not easy, look it. Spinning a spell of romance and sensuality that seemed to raise the temperature in the room twenty degrees, Mr. Thomas moved about each female model with poise and smoldering masculinity.
To be a really great cover model one must not only appear to make love to his partner, but the camera as well. A consummate professional, Mr. Thomas captured the definition of being 'top of his game' all whilst adding absorbing commentary, casually adjusting a prop or an errant strand of hair.
After the final scene was shot, the three model participants stayed to answer questions.
Methods of lighting, posture and matters or professional concern were all discussed. Ever the generous spirit, Mr. Thomas even conveyed warning to aspiring models to beware of contract specifics; to not sell them short by allowing their personal images to fall into unsavory use.
The man himself tells me that we can expect further surprises at next year’s RT Convention in Columbus, Ohio. The mind does dance in imaginings of what that might be….
Thank you Jimmy for being so kind as to share an area of the business few have opportunity to experience.
Night Owl Romance Note:
Christine London Titles
Bryce and Kay are high-powered career people who just happen to be in hate. When a freak snowstorm isolates them in a romantic rural cottage will the time together be a recipe for war...or passion?
Soul In His Eyes
Scottish Film star, Erik Bartholomew is rescued from the lonely isolation of fame by an unlikely fan living half a world away. Little does she know he will return the favor when her world is torn apart by tragedy.
Shadows Steal The Light
A love at first sight experience for rock star Colin Dunlow when he runs into sultry jazz singer, Jenna Lindstrom, with a few complications. The woman of his dreams hates rockers and there's someone who wants him dead.
Hog Wild is a fish out of water love story that starts on route from painful Los Angeles memories and continues to the stark beauty of the desert southwest. A head strong woman and a lost man vie for position under layers of twisted emotion & hot metal.
Against the Current
Against the Current pits hero against villain in a heart pounding rescue mission gone wrong. Grant Cooper, head pilot of an H-65 helicopter out of Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, is the man in control of his life. Or so he thinks until an emergency endangers his ex-lover's life. Julie MacKinnon couldn't suffer Grant's command. One sinking vessel, four surly smugglers and a breech in regulations shake them to the core. Can he save her and his crew in time without sacrificing himself?
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