16 Tops Tips For When Working With Models
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16 Top Model Photography Tips - ePz member and photographer Anthony Smith lays down his ground rules for working with models.
Anthony's Model Rules:
- Be polite.
- Be honest.
- Be as specific as you can about what you want.
- Keep in contact with model.
- Make sure all batteries are charged, and make sure all memory cards are clear.
- Make sure you turn up early as it'll give you chance to scout around.
- Spend a little time with the model prior to the shoot, don’t just start snapping (I buy them a drink, and we sat and chat for about 20 minutes prior to starting the shoot).
- During the shoot, be polite and respectful.
- At no time, make any attempt to touch the model, even if it’s only to move a stray hair. Get permission first or point it out and the model can adjust it herself.
- At all times during the shoot, make sure the model is comfortable, feels secure and happy.
- Make sure you listen to the model, they have ideas and opinions too.
- Regularly let the model see results, I found mine all enjoyed that.
- If you are going to use one, get the model release form sorted.
- Agree an approximate time frame for getting the images to the model, and stick to it.
- Make contact with the model a few hours after the shoot to thank them again for their time, and to ensure they got home all right.
- Relax and enjoy the images.
To find out more about Anthony and his work, Take a look at our featured member article, and visit his website - www.tony-smith.co.uk
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