Garter Cartel offer some recommendations that a model may want to review in order to prepare themselves for a photo-shoot.
The modelling industry is very competitive. A model is only as good as their last shoot – Put in the work before the shoot to reap the benefits of a GREAT photo!
While digital photo processing software such as Photoshop can work miracles, you as the model will not take as much pride in highly photo shopped pictures. If you take the time to prepare well in advance of your photo-shoot, you will feel more confident and as a result, look AMAZING without all the extra editing!
Exercise can be great for any body and can boost confidence – and confidence is really what makes you attractive. Hopefully you moisturize your skin regularly. If not, certainly apply moisturizer on the days before and morning of the shoot. Spray tanning is great for evening out skin tone and can enhance your inner beauty with a sun-kissed look. It is crucial that a spray tan is done by a professional as streaks and an orange tone is far worse than looking pale in your photos. We use the latest innovation which is Naked Tan, a 2 hour tan which is not only natural looking but also convenient. Tanning needs to be done 1 or 2 nights before the shoot. If you wax, do so at least 2 days before the shoot, in order to give your skin a chance to recover .Eyebrow shaping needs to be done a couple of days before the shoot. If you do get a pimple the day of the shoot, do not touch it, as you will make it redder and harder to cover. Most photographers have no problem with one or two pimples as these can be easily covered with makeup or digitally removed by Photoshop. If you have serious acne problems, be sure that your photographer knows this in advance.
If you colour your hair, make sure that you have had your regrowth makeup, remember that if you use non photographic makeup this can be reflective or washed out due to the photography lighting. Do not use any shiny or bright make-up that might cause reflection or glare during the photo-shoot. Apply a base to smooth your skin and make it look consistent. Use mascara to bring out your eyes. Bring several colours of lipstick that you can apply depending on the colour of clothing.
Get plenty of rest & have a good night’s sleep the night before the shoot. Avoid partying the night before a photo-shoot. Alcohol and cigarette smoke, even smoke in the air, can make your eyes red and puffy. Wear antiperspirant. Avoid using any deodorant which may stain clothing. If you have tattoos and don’t want them to show in the photos, experiment to see what make up will cover them naturally.
Practice your poses before the shoot. This is especially advisable if you are a beginning model. Flip through some magazines and find the poses you like. Practice your facial expressions and poses in front of a mirror so you can see how you look at your best. Often exaggerated or unusual poses look most interesting. Do not be afraid to experiment and try new things. It will be much better than standing like a stick in front of the camera.
If your shoot is glamour, swimwear or lingerie, wear loose fitting gym clothes which have no elastic bands. Do not wear underwear. Underwear leaves lines on the skin, which can require 30-60 minutes to disappear.
If you feel great about yourself, you will exude confidence. Confidence shows and will help to make your photos the best they can be.
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