Good things to think about before and during the shoot:
In addition to being generally prepared and aware of the type of photography agreed upon, there are a few tips to keep in mind:
• Take care of your body and skin properly the week before the photo shoot. It's hard to pose in front of a camera for 2-3 hours. Be kind to the skin and try to avoid too much make-up in the days before a photo shoot.
• Come rested and energized, it's fun to be photographed and the conditions for good pictures absolutely increase if you're alert and happy
• Be on time, or report any delays as soon as possible
• Make sure you have eaten and drunk something before the shoot so you have energy to pose for a few hours. (Just enough is of course best so that you are not stuffed either)
• If there are more scantily clad or undressed pictures to be taken, you should avoid wearing clothes that are too tight, slim jeans, tight bras or the like as these leave marks on the skin that can remain for a long time.
• Make-up and hair must be ready according to what we agreed on arrival. At TFP/Test, it is common for the model to do her own styling and makeup, and a basic makeup should in any case be ready upon arrival, which may then be further improved before the photo shoot begins.
• If it has been decided that a make-up artist will do the styling, you must arrive completely without make-up.
• During the shoot, I prefer that we concentrate on it and not social media or other distractions. Absolutely, it's fine to pull off a snap or something unstable, while I mix with light or other things, but of course we have to create real model images in the first place.
• Video recording of the photo shoot itself is not permitted.
• You must have read the release agreement before arrival so that any questions can be discussed directly upon signing.
• If you are under 18, you MUST bring a guardian with you to the photo shoot, and this person will be allowed to sign the release agreement.
• HAVE FUN IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA 😀
Nice things to bring along to the shoot:
Regardless of the type of photography or genre in question, it can be good to have some basic outfits and some other good-to-have things with you...
• Of course, you must bring the outfit(s) discussed before the photo shoot.
• Heels can be good not only for being photographed in, but for getting a good posture even in pure portrait shots. Preferably a comfortable pair as you should be able to stand/walk in them for a few hours.
• Something strapless to be able to take pure beauty and portrait shots with bare shoulders. Bra, tank top, tube top or similar work well.
• Black, white and skin-colored underwear. Not just to be photographed in, but because different outfits can sometimes be more or less transparent and then it's good to be able to match underwear accordingly.
• It is never a disadvantage to bring some extra clothes that you feel comfortable being photographed in as you can get ideas and inspiration on the spot.
• A simple dressing gown or similar can be nice to have with you if you are taking light or undressed pictures, so you have something to quickly put on while you test lights or take a break, etc. (Nothing that needs to be pulled over the head to avoid messing up make-up and hair)
• Makeup to be able to improve or add more. In general, it is needed a little more than usual in a studio environment as flash light can have a tendency to "fade out" the makeup a little. Draw on 25% more than you think is enough and it usually turns out perfect.
• Something lighter to eat and drink such as fruit and protein bars can be good to keep the energy up.
• Bring a friend if it's our first time photographing and if you feel like you want someone with you. Just make sure that there is no one who disturbs or inhibits you in our photography.(Yes, you can bring your boyfriend or girlfriend, but make sure they understand what will be photographed BEFORE)
Good things to think about after the photo shoot:
It is of course the case that you as a model may be contacted by other photographers when pictures are published in different places. That mainly the idea with those types of pictures, to market yourself and create a wider network of contacts. However, there are of course characters who do not have completely legitimate ideas or perhaps do not behave in a professional manner, and therefore it is very important that you as a model ALWAYS check out the photographer in question. That he has a portfolio with his OWN pictures is a basic requirement for you to be able to decide whether you want to photograph in that style or not, and of course demonstrates whether the photographer has any real photographic knowledge. If, for example, there is no portfolio, or the photographer only sends a few random pictures upon request, you should definitely be even more careful. So, to avoid messy situations, it might be good to think about the following before you say yes and head off to a photographer:
• Ask the photographer for a link to his website/portfolio in order to determine the quality and style of the images there. ALL serious photographers have a portfolio page in some form!
• Contact other models who have photographed with the photographer before and hear how everything worked and felt good. That pictures are delivered in a reasonable time, etc
• Join model-only groups on FB and check out photographers there. • Ask the photographer if it is ok for you to bring someone to the photo shoot. If the answer is no, keep looking and find another photographer.
• A photographer never touches the model during a shoot without asking first! For example: “Can I move that strand of hair?” , "can I show you how you should twist your hand?"
• As a model, you should of course also be able to change separately and without the photographer watching