News for our member photographers.

Crew: What Makeup Artists Do

Crew: What Makeup Artists Do

Shannon Stewart 10 June 2021
Whenever photographing people, consider recruiting the services of a makeup artist. Find out how to select the best one for your next shoot.
Crew: What Location Scouts Do

Crew: What Location Scouts Do

Varun Raghupathi 28 April 2021
When the location is an important aspect of your shoot, it’s good to work with a professional location scout to help you find that perfect spot. Here’s how some photographers figure out who to hire ahead of shoot day.
Crew: What Prop Stylists Do

Crew: What Prop Stylists Do

Andrew Souders 27 April 2021
From keys to cows, prop stylists can source the most unusual objects to make images visually appealing. Wonderful Machine’s Andrew Souders peeks behind the scenes and tells us how sets come to life.
Crew: Where Props & Backgrounds are Found

Crew: Where Props & Backgrounds are Found

Victoria Cagol 4 March 2021
Many projects will require props and backgrounds. Finding the best ones requires consulting a props & backgrounds rental house.
Crew: What Digitechs Do

Crew: What Digitechs Do

Jen Warren 4 February 2021
Digitechs help photographers organize, send out, and back up thousands of images every shoot day. Find out why Digitechs — especially in this post-COVID world — play a vital role in maintaining an efficient, structured workflow on set.
Crew: What Wardrobe & Costume Stylists Do

Crew: What Wardrobe & Costume Stylists Do

Jen Warren 22 December 2020
A Wardrobe & Costume Stylist delivers the clothing used in a photo or video production shoot and may need to create those costumes or find them, as well as be prepared for contingencies on the shoot itself.
Crew: What Hair Stylists Do

Crew: What Hair Stylists Do

Varun Raghupathi 28 July 2020
Hair stylists have to be on their game before and during a shoot. Find out how these jacks of all trades make magic happen while on set.
Crew: Equipment Rentals

Crew: Equipment Rentals

Justin Kohn 16 January 2020
There’s no substitute for a reliable equipment rental house. While photographers frequently own the equipment that they use on a regular basis, rental companies assist photographers with rarely needed, one-off items, replacements in case something breaks, or just the newest equipment.
Crew: Studios

Crew: Studios

Wonderful Machine 22 November 2019
Every photographer at some point will find themselves in need of a studio, but how do you know which one to pick? This article is a guide to choosing the right studio for any situation.
Crew: Assistants

Crew: Assistants

30 September 2019
Photo assistants help photographers on photo shoots. While their job description may be simple, what they actually do can be fairly complex.
Crew: Food Stylists

Crew: Food Stylists

Jemma Dilag 6 November 2018
Like a model, food often needs special attention in order to look its best, and we have food stylists to thank for creating photo-worthy spreads. Wonderful Machine’s Find Crew database will help your photos turn out that much sweeter.