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Old 21-04-2009, 14:14   #1 (permalink)
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First pro model shoot

Hi,

I have booked a pro female model for a full day shoot in May and a house/garden location to shoot at, there will be a mix of shots up to art-nude level. I would appreciate any advice as to planning for the day, directing the model, lighting tips to bear in mind and generally getting the best use out of the time!

This is my studio work to-date for reference.





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Old 22-04-2009, 09:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: First pro model shoot

1st thing, if it's a pro model , they should be able to help you, as they already know certain poses etc.

Best thing is to scour magazines, net, Pixalo etc for examples of shots oyu would like to replicate. Rip them out, print them etc & show them to your model. They should be able to work with you to get the shot

Indoors, if using studio lights, keep the lighting simple to start with & concentrate on the poses. As you feel more comfortable start to play with the lighting etc, for the more artistic shots.

Outdoors, unless it's overcast, look for some shade & then bounce light back in via reflectors, off camera flash etc.

Most of all, enjoy the day. Ifyou can build a rapport with the model, share some ideas of what you want to achieve, then you should have a great time
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Old 01-05-2009, 21:10   #3 (permalink)
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Well the shoot is tomorrow Saturday, wish me luck
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Have a blast and enjoy the day. Then you can tell us all of the do's and don'ts.
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I know this is late, but I've actually found the tutorial I was talking about in your other thread:

10. The Rules Of Good Portraiture
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:20   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Graham,

Some great tips for me to bear in mind
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I had a great day today I have posted one photo so far in the art-nude category, but I will be editing the others and uploading. The model was great and a pleasure to work with Thanks for the tips Dave and Graham I hope a few of the photos are good enough.
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Glad you had a good day - thought you would - would be intersted in your thoughts on working with a professional model, and any tips for the rest of us with regard to portraits in general now you have had the experience of working with someone who knows a thing or two abput being in front of the camera.
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Well the model I worked with Mandy (Amanda Swan) was very professional and very sweet, I let her pose without much direction from myself, I was just contending with the lighting which I didn't get right in about 50% of the shots She did take any direction I gave her well, and remembered things like her arm being blown if it was too near to the softbox, I would certainly love to work with her again and get even better shots next time when I know more The only real tips I can give is too enjoy the shoot and try not to be too ambitious with the lighting/poses etc. also show the photos regularly throughout the day to the model, as they can help you fix any issues with a pose and your free to retake.


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I had another shoot today, I am really enjoying it Today's shoot was fashion and I am pleased with the photos

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what camera was you using for this shoot?
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I was using a Canon 5D MkII with EF 50mm F1.8 Lens
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That last shot looks very good to me, particularly the lighting, pose + crop, well done
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That last shot looks very good to me, particularly the lighting, pose + crop, well done
Thanks! I worked with a fab makeup artist and got some great shots.
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Nice shots

#1 - believe it or not - my eye is drawn to the leaning LH doorframe! I like the idea and you have executed it well.

#2 - love the eye shadow and you have nailed the composition, lighting and exposure - well done.
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#2 for me
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Thank you for all the positive comments I may just be getting the hang of this
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Great shots. Really love number 2.
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