I will only ever shoot up to levels that the model is happy with. At no point at all will I try and ask a model to go any further levels.
I am currently shooting from a shared studio in Preston. I do like to do location work as it provides more natural photographs with different backgrounds.
The majority of my shoots are in the evenings usually 7-10pm. I can also do Sunday shoots. I have full access to the studio on Fridays.
Models can always bring someone with them. They can be a great help when the model is getting ready. I would stress though that they must not interfere when the shoot is actually taking place.
I always leave the models hair and make up to them. Nobody knows a models hair style and make up better than the model !
I always ask that a variety of outfits are brought to a shoot unless something specific has been agreed before the shoot. A variety of smart, casual, going out outfits usually are a good start. Accessories are always good to bring along with a selection of shoes. I always say .. if in doubt - bring it anyway !!!
If I am shooting TF with a model a full cd will be provided within 7 days of the shoot. It will contain all the photos from the shoot both in colour and in black and white. Some basic editing will be done and you will have the chance to look through and see what worked and what didn't. The model can then choose 10 images per hour from the shoot for additional editing and these will then be sent within 7 days.
If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me.
I am an amateur photographer who has the aim of becoming semi pro later this year. I have worked with a number of models both in group shoots and one-on-one. The models have been from differing levels from just starting out to experienced.
I am a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and the Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers.
I have been published in local newspapers and on websites inc.
Flame Magazine (www.flame-magazine.co.uk) Issue 4, P.50-51
Deborah Jane Bridal, Morecambe Feb 2011