started out in modeling it was on the advice of friends and family that
should give it a try, and in all honesty I was a little terrified on my
shoot turned out OK, however I was quite nervous in
pictures and it shows in some of the photographs taken on the day.
the photographer was really good at helping me through the shoot. When
for him a second time at a later date, my pictures come across
differently as I was a
lot more relaxed.
this is just one example, the question stands as to why my pictures
different the second time around?
Well, I knew
the photographer by his
name, and we had a chat and a joke prior to the shoot, which was not
the first time around.
general, as experience has now come to show, a few minutes or maybe up
an hour before you shoot, have a good chat with your models. Not simply
discuss the football and to form the bond that you the photographer and
need to make the experience enjoyable for you both, but also to discuss
day’s events, what you are planning to shoot (if you have arranged the
yourself) or if you are shooting a model who has come to you for a
shoot, then you can discuss the outfits, looks, ideas, have a
brainstorm as to
how these looks can be achieved improved etc… modeling tips
this period as the model can show you what they are after, and you can
what can be reasonably achieved with the equipment, time and
outfits/costumes/clothes at your disposal.
model for their suggestions during the time you spend prior to and
shoot, to see if they can input their own ideas, and incorporate them
When you get
underway with the camera, in my experience it is essential to talk to
throughout. Constant communication is a great way of keeping everyone
of how comfortable you are with positions, angles, how the picture is
stereotype of the photographer constantly telling
to "love the camera" etc. may be a little OTT but the idea is the
same: tell them how good they look, explain changes when you think they
needed and now with digital photography providing instantly viewable
take a moment every now and again to show the model how good they
there and then.modeling tips
|It’s a real confidence boost for
me as a model when the
photographer actually shows me a picture mid-shoot that I think is
It also helps reassure the model that they are doing a good job.