It's easy to search, "How to Model" on YouTube or Google. Go ahead, and try it. I selected the following videos as some of my favorites.
Is this your first time in front of the camera? it can be intimidating. Modeling is an art. It is acting. It is work. It can be challenging. However, If it's your first time - HAVE FUN WITH IT!
I do not expect everyone in front of me to understand what to do. In fact, I can understand how uncomfortable and nervous you may feel (especially if you're inexperienced). Rest assured that I am well aware of the self-consciousness that most people feel. It is my duty to make you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera.
I am experienced in coaching new models on how to pose, how to stand and act during a shoot. You will be briefed prior to the shoot to set your nerves at ease. You will look your best when you are calm and relaxed.
Below are some helpful hints that will help you in the process.
How to Model - Basic Standing Poses
How to Do Modeling Poses | Modeling
Be on time.
Avoid drinking alcohol the night before a shoot (may cause baggy eyes).
Form-fitting clothes look best in photos. Avoid loose/baggy clothes.
Avoid large metallic/reflective jewelry. They may cause distracting reflections from the lights.
Avoid wearing wrinkled clothes or clothes that wrinkle easily.
Bring a lint roller.
Bring a hair brush and/or comb.
NO DUCK FACE!
Control the eyes.
Tilt the head.
Modeling is acting. You are playing a role. You may feel awkward at first but it is part of the process. Awkward poses produces dynamic photos!
It's a photo shoot. It's not supposed to look "normal."
Act silly. Be silly. Have FUN!!!
Escorts are welcome but they must adhere to the following requests:
Tips on Posing for Photos
Biggest Mistakes Aspiring Models Make
AFTER THE SHOOT
Note: Even if there are 100 photos taken during a session, only 3-5 photos may be chosen. This is part of quality-control.
Photos are typically ready within 48 hours. However, it may take up to 1-2 weeks to receive copies of the photos. I will choose the ones I like best. To receive copies of ALL photos, discuss cost prior to the shoot.
Bring a USB to the shoot. To receive full-resolution photos, provide USB of at least 4 GB.
Photos will be posted on my website/social media outlets first before distribution (unless paid for).
If your photo shoot is part of a raffle/prize/gratis promotion, you will receive only the photos the photographer chooses to distribute.
I do not use Photoshop. I may do some slight editing such as cropping and color correction, but I do not specialize in skin smoothing, wrinkle removing or other destructive photo editing.
You may post photos as you wish; photo credit is requested.
Avoid doing any post-editing to photos (such as Instagram filters, etc). If you decide to do that then please do not give me photo credit.
Virak Photo © 2013