So the other day Tom asked me to write a totally awesome blog post for his blog thingy, I was like I have lots of mad writing skill and I am full of wisdom and whit, so I was like for sure I’ll do it.  Now in all reality I am not the skilled at this crazy writing thing but I will do my best to share my wisdom and whit.

Lets list a bunch of things that models need to think about before doing a shoots, These things include, comunicating with the photog, wardrobe, makeup, hair, theme, use of pics,  who is going to come be your escort, do you even need an escort, confidence, facial expressions, mad posing skills, what type of model release is the photog going to have, location,  and how are you going to get to the shoot.

Lets go over a few of these things quickly. I’ll address some of the other things later, Today I want to go over Hair and Makeup, Wardrobe, and the purpose of the shoot.

First I want to address Hair and Makeup.  I am no MUA (Makeup Artist)  I really have no idea what looks uber legit and totally awesome, so I leave that up to qualified Makeup Professionals.  These peps can do wonder for a shoot.  They can really help get the look that you and the photog are going for.  Hair is same kind of deal if you want something super totally awesome I would find a hair stylist for sure. Often you can do your own, but if you want it to look uber awesome I would use a MUA and a Hairstylist.

Ok lets go over wardrobe.  How are you going to acquire the clothes, is it something you already have, are you going to borrow something from a friend, are you going to go on a shopping spree (everyone loves shopping), or is the photographer going to provide some for you.  This may be obvious but maybe not for some, make sure all of your clothing goes well together, its washed and free of wrinkles.  Pay attention to shoes some times those are over looked, they can be a very nice accessory. Make sure not to go over board with too many accessories like five million necklaces and three billion rings, a couple of rings and one necklace is good.  Some times its fun to look at thrift store to get crazy clothes.

Now lets talk about the purpose of the shoot.  What are the images going to be used for, is it just a portfolio builder for you or the photographer, are the going to be used in stock images, are they doing a crazy magazine shoot for Vogue or something like that, is it going to be used in a fine art gallery, or are you just bored and like taking photos.  When thinking about the purpose of the use it is important think about compensation (what you are getting paid).

Well I hope this helps

T Bang

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