Photo Shoot Tips by pdl20154


									                                                                          Photo Shoot Tips
                                                             Before the Shoot:
                                                             1) Understand your agreement. Make sure the photographer (Alonzo Eubank Photography representative) explains the
                                                             model release and any expected payment information clearly. Generally, you want him to use your photos as much as
                                                             possible-it’s good publicity for you. And don’t hesitate to ask questions.

                                                             2) Check on makeup, clothing and prop requirements. Unless you’re already working professionally (and often even
                                                             if you are) you will probably have to supply your own. Make sure you have what you need.

                                                             3) Establish a touch or don’t touch agreement. Most photographers find it quicker and easier to help a model pose,
                                                             moving your body, arms, legs, head; adjusting your clothing; etc. But if you aren’t comfortable with this, let your
                                                             photographer know.

                                                             4) Rest before the session. Get a good night’s sleep. Don’t party before a shoot.

                                                             During the Shoot:
                                                             5) Relax and be comfortable. Tension will show during a photo shoot. Remember that not all shots will be perfect
                                                             anyway; that’s why the photographer will take several. So relax.

                                                             6) Communicate. Make sure you listen carefully to the photographer, and talk to him when you need to. If you feel
                                                             uncomfortable, let him know—usually this can be worked out. Ideally, “electricity” should develop as you and your
                                                             photographer make a creative connection. But remember that during your first shoot with a photographer it can take a
                                                             while to develop a rapport.

                                                             7) Trust your photographer. Once the session begins, only he knows what he sees through his camera lens. Trust his
                                                             advice (or that of a makeup designer or costume coordinator, if any) on what to wear, what makeup works, how to move,
                                                             gesture, what facial expressions to make, etc. (Remember, if you didn’t trust your photographer, you’d have used
                                                             somebody else!)

                                                             8) Trust yourself. Believe that you can do what the photographer wants you to do (within reason, of course), and you
                                                             probably can. Depending on the type of shoot, your photographer will probably encourage your input, even if all your ideas
                                                             can’t be used.

                                                             9) As much as possible, have fun during the shoot. This will not only make you feel better, but usually means better
                                                             photos. Your photographer may even have you do things that seem silly for a better shot, or just to help you relax. Don’t
                                                             worry about it, just have fun.

After the Shoot:
 10) Relax after the photo shoot. Realize that some people feel really up after a shoot while others feel down. Don’t let this worry you; both reactions are normal. Just relax. Make
 sure to check with the photographer on the delivery timeframe for your pictures.

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