The word photo shoot sounds so fun, but it is so much work. A photo shoot is hours long and is full of costume changes, hours of hair and make up and takes a lot of creativity. All models participate in photo shoots, some more than others. Most modeling agencies and even staffing agencies want their models to have experience in front of the camera and need professional pictures. It is really hard for a modeling agency to try and find a model work if her pictures are of her out with her friends, or at the beach with sunglasses on. If you are interested in working promotions, events or trade shows you still need professional pictures. Now all you need to do is find a photographer that is willing do do TFP work. Finding the photographer is the easy part. Here are a few tips for new models getting ready for their upcoming photo shoot.
1. Practice in the mirror. Yes it sounds funny but you have to know how you will look in your pictures. Your photographer will be able to help you with this but he would like you to know your own expressions.
2. Come prepared. Make sure that your nails are done, clear or natural color is best. Make sure that you have shaved everything that needs to be shaved. Pack everything you need plus more. Some photo shoots provide an MUA and stylist but if you are a beginner chances are you will bring your own clothes and do your own make up. Don’t over due the make up!
3. Make sure that you have confirmed with the photographer and that you both are on the same page. Have directions to the studio or location of the shoot and be on time! Set up a theme for the shoot and discuss with the photographer what you want from the shoot and he will tell you what he wants for his portfolio. Photo shoots are easier when things are planned out.
4. Watch what you eat the week prior to the shoot and eat a light breakfast the day of. Don’t eat anything too filling because it can make you look bloated. Stay away from salty foods and drink a lot of water, it’s good for your skin.
5. Make sure that you have everything packed and ready to go the night before so you don’t have to rush the next day. Be prepared, it will make your first day of shooting a little more relaxed.
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