My first photo shoot....YESSAH (UPDATE)

  • ja89

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    Jun 18, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    I have my first photo shoot coming up tomorrow and I'm really excited. Anyone have any pointers or tips on how to go about this? Anything is appreciated from serious to the funny.
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    Jun 18, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    What most models don't seem to realize is that it's not JUST what they look like that's being displayed. If they're doing shots with your face, and focused in on more than just a good body, what you're thinking about comes across on the camera.

    Not to be cliche, but Tyra gave a great lesson when she was teaching people to think or smile with their eyes. Your entire expression changes depending on what your cognitive thoughts are, from tragic to something you love, it's really does read.

    So practice in a mirror, turn your head, look with different lighting. It's not as easy as people think.
  • ja89

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    Jun 18, 2012 7:19 AM GMT
    TrevorMark saidWhat most models don't seem to realize is that it's not JUST what they look like that's being displayed. If they're doing shots with your face, and focused in on more than just a good body, what you're thinking about comes across on the camera.

    Not to be cliche, but Tyra gave a great lesson when she was teaching people to think or smile with their eyes. Your entire expression changes depending on what your cognitive thoughts are, from tragic to something you love, it's really does read.

    So practice in a mirror, turn your head, look with different lighting. It's not as easy as people think.


    Thank you so much. i have been looking at different photos trying to mimic some of what the professionals have been producing. I have a lot of work to do when it comes to showing different emotions. i'm used to doing crazy pics instead of more emotionally driven pics. so i will practice in the mirror a lot from now until the shoot tomorrow.

    Did I say thank you yet? I really appreciate your advice.
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    Jun 18, 2012 7:20 AM GMT
    ja89 saidI have my first photo shoot coming up tomorrow and I'm really excited. Anyone have any pointers or tips on how to go about this? Anything is appreciated from serious to the funny.
    Which side of the camera are you going to be on?
  • ja89

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    Jun 18, 2012 7:44 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    ja89 saidI have my first photo shoot coming up tomorrow and I'm really excited. Anyone have any pointers or tips on how to go about this? Anything is appreciated from serious to the funny.
    Which side of the camera are you going to be on?


    I will be in front of the camera.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 18, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    Remember as a model why they hired you

    If you have the look of a young A&F guy don't try and look exotic and high fashion
    Just be yourself and remember what looks good on camera for you
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 18, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    TrevorMark saidTyra gave a great lesson when she was teaching people to think or smile with their eyes.



    ^^^THIS^^^ Good luck, and be sure to post the results later in this thread icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    ja89 said
    paulflexes said
    ja89 saidI have my first photo shoot coming up tomorrow and I'm really excited. Anyone have any pointers or tips on how to go about this? Anything is appreciated from serious to the funny.
    Which side of the camera are you going to be on?


    I will be in front of the camera.
    Ewww...I'd never do that! icon_razz.gif

    Looks like Trev hit the nail on the head with the smiling eye thing. About the only advice I have left is just have fun. If I weren't on hiatus I'd shoot you, too (also a photog).
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    who's doing the photoshoot?
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    I have been complimented on photoshoots about my professionalism. If I give any advice,

    Be on time.
    Be prepared.
    Be rested.
    Follow directions.

    Remember that this is not an exercise of vanity, it is commerce. They are selling a product or service and you are a means towards that end. So act like a professional and the photographer/client will WANT to hire you back or recommend you to others. Be helpful and easy to work with.
  • gymnerd

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    Jun 18, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    The best advice has already been given (be on time, be professional, be easy to work with). Never hurts to ask the photographer straight up what you can expect and if there is anything they want you to do in terms of preparation/wardrobe/etc.

    After that just relax and have fun. Unexpected things will happen just be sure to roll with them and remember how much you want to be there. If you're nervous or let something phase you it will show in the pictures.

    Congrats on the shoot. Hope it's the first of many for you
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    Is this a photo shoot to create our first portfolio to submit to an agency or is this from being hired by a specific company?
  • ja89

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    Jun 18, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    Thanks guys this is all very much appreciated. I will take all of this into account in the future.

    The photographer was looking to complete her romance project and lost some pics, but later realized she placed them in a different file. So sadly the shoot got cancelled. She is a local photographer, nothing major. She was asking around for a model and I figure this be a perfect opportunity to start a modelling portfolio. I was literally thinking about getting into modelling about 5 minutes prior to see her posts. So I'm happy I jumped at this chance.

    She did ask if I wanted to be in her upcoming project. I accepted it naturally. I really would like to work with a lot of different photographers to see what I can produce with modelling. Hopefully I can get my face/personality out there.

    Again thanks guys icon_smile.gif
  • ja89

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    Jun 18, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    charlitos saidwho's doing the photoshoot?


    She's a local photographer name Bonnie Yuen
  • ja89

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    Jun 18, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    ja89 said
    paulflexes said
    ja89 saidI have my first photo shoot coming up tomorrow and I'm really excited. Anyone have any pointers or tips on how to go about this? Anything is appreciated from serious to the funny.
    Which side of the camera are you going to be on?


    I will be in front of the camera.
    Ewww...I'd never do that! icon_razz.gif

    Looks like Trev hit the nail on the head with the smiling eye thing. About the only advice I have left is just have fun. If I weren't on hiatus I'd shoot you, too (also a photog).


    If you ever want to do a photo shoot of me (tastefully), let me know.
  • ja89

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    Jul 08, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I finally got some pictures back from a photoshoot I did last weekend. I like them but could use some opinions from any working models, photographers, or even someone who thinks they look good or not. Thanks a million again. Also, BIG thanks to TrevorMark for the advice.

    Here's a few from saturday, I'm still getting some back from the other photographer.


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    Jul 08, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    They look pretty good, liking the first one. Some of the lighting are a bit off I feel specially on the 3rd one, but that's not your fault.

    Keep smizing icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 08, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    I really like the shot with the hoodie. Sexy and mysterious
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    Jul 08, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    damn you foine
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    Jul 08, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    I'm in love with the third photo of you. It looks powerful.
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    Jul 08, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    None shirtless? That's not a photo shoot. That's a portrait session.
  • ja89

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    Jul 08, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidNone shirtless? That's not a photo shoot. That's a portrait session.


    the ones I took shirtless haven't gotten back to me yet. I'm still waiting on those. They are the one's I'm most worried about, the guy made me feel really uneasy at the shoot.
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    Jul 08, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    ja89 said
    paulflexes saidNone shirtless? That's not a photo shoot. That's a portrait session.


    the ones I took shirtless haven't gotten back to me yet. I'm still waiting on those. They are the one's I'm most worried about, the guy made me feel really uneasy at the shoot.
    I didn't wanna mention the look on your face, but yeah, it shows concern.

    Then again, all the guys I've talked to (in person) around here who've been on shoots say the local photogs are just creeps using their cameras to get close to hot guys.
  • ja89

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    Jul 08, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    Corvin saidI'm in love with the third photo of you. It looks powerful.


    Thank you thank you, I have some others with the hoodie but I'm still waiting on them as well.

    getnassty saiddamn you foine


    icon_biggrin.gif why thank you senor!!!

    ECnAZ saidI really like the shot with the hoodie. Sexy and mysterious


    Yeah i like it for those same reasons.

    Jay1922 saidThey look pretty good, liking the first one. Some of the lighting are a bit off I feel specially on the 3rd one, but that's not your fault.

    Keep smizing icon_cool.gif


    Yeah they intentionally did that, they called it the Flare Shot. You get a different kind of lighting when by placing the light like they did. i can't comment on it since I'm still learning both modelling and photography. let me know if i'm wrong.
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    Jul 08, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    TrevorMark saidWhat most models don't seem to realize is that it's not JUST what they look like that's being displayed. If they're doing shots with your face, and focused in on more than just a good body, what you're thinking about comes across on the camera.

    Not to be cliche, but Tyra gave a great lesson when she was teaching people to think or smile with their eyes. Your entire expression changes depending on what your cognitive thoughts are, from tragic to something you love, it's really does read.

    So practice in a mirror, turn your head, look with different lighting. It's not as easy as people think.
    QFT*^& Consider taking some theater classes at your local community college to delve deeper into your soul.icon_idea.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif