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Another amateur *waves shyly* .......... (studying photographer) RE: nerves

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19 July 2012 14:40
MissPhilippa
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So i'm a studying photographer taking a Summer on the other side (in which I'm looking forward to jumping back behind the lens asap)........Im still so nervous (only 2 shoots) on the other side what are your nerve easers? What do I need to know, should know and may want to know??? You are all stunning btw
Also photographers who is your favourite photographer? I like the photojournalism of Henri Cartier-Bresson I'd love to become a photographers muse..........


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19 July 2012 17:12
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Quote from MissPhilippa
Im still so nervous (only 2 shoots) on the other side what are your nerve easers?



Nerves are natural, at least for us mere mortals

I've found these things to be the most helpful antidote:
  1. Being with calm, confident and positive people.
  2. Preparation.
  3. Practice.
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx.


19 July 2012 17:31
Gfun
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Planning what you want and why
writing down what it should look like and
showing the finished article to other photographers i respect for their criticism works for me


Frank Sinnott is off-line
20 July 2012 00:36
frankpht
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Anti camera shake measures were introduced exactly for photographer's nerves. Not a lot of people know that. Personally I think it's because we're all raving drunks and suffer from the shakes. Not a lot of people will admit to that. The secret to nerves is thinking everyone is more nervous than you and not getting to worked up about it. It's only photography.

Fav photographer anyone that's not as good as me. Not to many of them


Barney is off-lineSilver Member
20 July 2012 04:35
007barney
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I would say having a clear idea of what you want to achieve from the shoot and plan accordingly.

As for my favourite photographer.....Helmut Newton. Fab fashion and art nude tog.


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20 July 2012 04:56
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Hi MissPhilippa - it's interesting you posting about being nervous, because your photos in your port are very natural, and give the appearance of you being yourself and pretty relaxed. The natural feel is really refreshing.

But I guess you really want replies from models about techniques for countering nervousness. From a photographer's perspective it's important to create a relaxed atmosphere with no pressure. And as your 'muse' comment suggests, it is great to develop a working relationship with a model over several shoots, increasing understanding and trust, and eliminating nervousness.

Photographers? Yes Henri C-B, and in that genre Jaques-Henri Lartigue, Robert Doisneau and Elliott Erwitt are amazing. But my current fave is the little known Vivian Maier -
see www.vivianmaier.com/ and www.vivianmaier.blogspot.co.uk/

best wishes for your career, both sides of the camera


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20 July 2012 11:59
MissPhilippa
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Yes I "appear" relaxed 1 out of 200 aint bad , Thankyou for the advise it's better than a shot of Brandy ..........I'll have research into Vivian Maier love looking into new things...... x


20 July 2012 12:08
alshepherd
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Quote from MissPhilippa
So i'm a studying photographer taking a Summer on the other side (in which I'm looking forward to jumping back behind the lens asap)........Im still so nervous (only 2 shoots) on the other side what are your nerve easers? What do I need to know, should know and may want to know??? You are all stunning btw
Also photographers who is your favourite photographer? I like the photojournalism of Henri Cartier-Bresson I'd love to become a photographers muse..........




I'm pretty new to the scene too, I find even if your nervous do your best to pretend your not. I always smile and babble away, it's nice to work with someone with a nice personality so I hope you get to work with some lovely people, but there will always be some not so nice people, so they will be the ones that you need to put your game face on for hun x
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20 July 2012 13:30
MissPhilippa
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Leamington Spa but travel ALOT

So far so good with my photographers but Im wondering when my look will run out I constantly babble and giggle away....... still got a couple more shoots so wonder what photos I'll get with all your advise



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