First Photo shoot
I was very excited for my first photo shoot of the day, it was with a photographer named Tom who I’ve worked with before. Our previous shoot together was a general fashion/beauty shoot, Tom was amazing I on the other hand was not…I was still very new to the modelling world, I was inexperienced and awkward but Tom made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. Once we had a date set for this shoot I was anxious to show Tom how much I have progressed since I last worked with him.
This shoot was half location, half studio, we started at the location as the sun was shining and we both agreed we could get some really nice shots with the natural light. The location was a beautiful house which was built in the 1800’s with stables and gorgeous land surrounding it.
We immediately got stuck in and I remembered exactly why I enjoyed working with him. He is the type of photographer who likes to play with the surroundings, who praises you when your eyes are fixed in the right position and when your poses are strong.
For some of this shoot I was in lingerie and doing some implied shots (where you know the model is nude but you don't see anything), it’s playing with mystery, wanting what you can’t have. I have never done a shoot like this before, and like most girls I have body confidence issues combine that with being in underwear in front of a total stranger can be pretty intimidating. I agreed to do this with Tom because I knew him, I knew what a talented photographer he was and I had seen some of his previous work that featured models in lingerie and they were incredible. He did not let me down! I felt so comfortable and relaxed I couldn’t of ask for anyone better, the end result really showed how hard we worked and there may be even more photo's to come.
Second Photo shoot of the day
My second photo shoot for the day included two photographers and 3 models (myself included) I haven’t done many shoots with other models or multiple photographers but when I have the pictures have always turned out spectacular, so I was interested to see what would happen, as I had never worked with anyone from this shoot before.
It focused around 2 things the sunset (so we had very limited time to get the right shot) and a 1975 Cadillac Eldorado. It was stunning! I don’t know much about cars, in fact I don’t know anything about cars but I know what Cadillac’s are, and the fact that they are an important part of car history (especially in America).
Because of the limited time we had we had to work very quickly to get the shots that we wanted. The photographers knew exactly what shots they wanted/what looks they wanted us to achieve and the other models worked hard and were very focused throughout the shoot. Personally this shoot felt rushed, I completely understood we had a specific time frame to get the right pictures but on a typical photo shoot I’ve found that there’s several shots in one pose then change slightly by moving your hand here or chin up or head still but look left, but I was literally 2 or 3 clicks then rotate, click rotate, click now move over there, now swap photographer, it all happened too fast for me.
But I can’t dispute this method as the pictures have turned out amazing! And I had all of the edited pictures by Monday night and considering we did the shot on the Saturday night that is the quickest I’ve ever got the prints from a photo shoot and they did not compromise with the quality!
These two photo shoots were completely different, with the theme’s, the methods of working and way the photo’s are edited, but that’s one of the ways you can achieve a diverse portfolio xxx