Photo Shoot [Video] – Posing Made Simple with These 4 Easy Photo Shoot Tips
By: Howcast, Model Britt Bergmeister and Trudi Tapscott
Want to pose better? It’s not that difficult – Once you learn how! Here is a video I found by the well known Britt Bergmeister and Trudi Tapscott as they share some simple modeling photo shoot tips on video to help you when you get in front of the camera.
These two women make a great team when it comes to teaching girls how to become a model and getting them in the camera lens in a positive way. You’ll be tickled as this video walks you through the anatomy of a pose giving you the inside scoop of how it’s done!
Here’s what Britt and Trudi say:
“Trudi: With model shoots, there are so many different variables going on that a model has to pay attention to. If you’re a beginner, it can be a little bit daunting because it’s not just about what you have to do for your job; there are a lot of things going on around you.
So, when you go to a big shoot like that, for your first time, maybe it’s your first or second job, and you are really only focused on you; like what you have to do, what you need to do to show up. But you’re really part of a team and there are lots of different things going on and everyone has a job to do.
Sometimes it can be a very high pressure situation. So, you want to stick with basics in terms ofPhoto shoot shows pretty Caucasian teen girl from 15 to 17 years riding bicycle and smiling. She has her hands up in the air having fun and acting silly. Good posing idea. Shot in NC USA (BobPardue.Com)
posing. Things get rolling. Sometimes you do eight shots before it really feels like everybody is in the groove of things.
So, you kind of have to be patient with that and know that, regardless of how new you are when you’re doing it, that the job is to get a great picture.
So, regardless of what’s going on around you, to focus on the fact that you need to shoot pictures while you’re there.
I think that it’s never what you imagined.
You’re working with different people than you worked with yesterday.
You may walk in to a set and you might not know anybody at all.
That can be a little bit intimidating, I think, if you’re starting out.
Britt: Yeah, definitely. You have to adapt to every situation.
You’re working with different people, as Trudi said, every single day.
You’re going to be in situations that you’re not used to; you’re going to deal with personalities you’re definitely not used to.
Some photographers will give you tons of direction and you have to be okay with that and work with that. Some will give you no direction and you might feel a bit lost. Just try and adapt to every situation and know that everyone is working with you, and together, to get the same end result.
It’s not all just about you; it’s not all just about the photographer. There’s the lighting crew, the hair, the makeup; you have to treat everyone with respect because they all have really hard jobs.
You have to treat everyone with respect and be adaptable to new situations. Be prepared; get a good night’s sleep, bring snacks, bring food, don’t go out the night before, and just be as prepared for the shoot as you can be.”
I hope these four photo shoot tips will give you some ammunition the next time you set up with your model photographer. Or, if you do some photography yourself, you’ll know how to pose models better to get those amazing pictures you crave.
P.S. Be sure to add your comments and suggestions for photo shoots in the comments below. You can link to your pics if your post is accepted. Thanks again! – Bob Pardue
Original video & article here.
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