1. The Importance of Casting
Casting is as important as working with the right team and putting together proper mood boards. Your model can make or break your shoot. Learn more about what I look for in a model, how I go about doing a casting, and tips to look for when you are casting for your shoots.
2. Etiquette & Professionalism when working with a Model
Being a professional model is like being in any other business, in that they have responsibilities just like us photographers have. Dana and I discuss the etiquette of this business and we adamantly expect from the models we shoot and what we, too, as photographers will be responsible for.
3. Directing Models for Best Results
It’s SO important to give your model as much information as you can about what you’re about to shoot with her or him so they can give you exactly what you want. In this video, Dana and I discuss some tips on how we get what we want from our models when we direct them on a shoot.
4. Helping Models Emote
What do you do when you get to the set and your model is having a rough day? How do you get her to open up and emote? In this video, Dana and I talk about how important it is to be confident as well as some other tips to trouble shoot an emotionally shut down model.
5. How to Build Rapport With a Model
How do you make a connection with a model? It’s a little like Psychology 101. Does music help? Does humor work? Do you chat with her a lot while she’s in make up or do you leave her alone? Dana and I discuss what works when trying to find that connection between you and your models. Because after all, if you don’t have a rapport with a model, you’re not going to probably get much out of her. Little hint: Confidence goes a long way.