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Tips for models to relax during the photoshoot

Date of publication: 02 Jun 2019

A good shot is unthinkable without a natural emotion. Therefore, I always try to help my models to relax. This is where your “inner settings” are important.

Here are some of my recommendations:

1. Get ready for a photo shoot in advance.

This applies to both outfits, make-up, and mood. Remember that you should enjoy the process. This is a goal!

2. Dress up comfortably.

Do not experiment with accessories. If you don’t feel completely comfortable in “frivolous” clothes – leave a seductive outfit for your significant other. In general, it all depends on purpose of photo session.

3. Music creates magic!

Beautiful melodies will help you tune in with the photographer. So it is easier to set the desired rhythm and “keep the wave”.

4. Start with familiar moves.

Do not immediately try to show all your acting skills. First, it is enough to brush your hair or unbutton a jacket, that is, to do what you used to do every day.

5. Sound is magic!

Speak out the emotion or image you want to translate. For example, if you want to look flirty, say "I am pretty"! And the shot made right after these words will be great! The sound enhances the emotions and helps to tune in the desired way.

What about you? Do you use certain tricks to emancipate yourself and relax in front of the camera?

photo: Dimas Frolov
About the Author

Portrait photographer based on Samui, Thailand.
Originally from Ukraine, he has over 15 years of photography experience taking pictures around Europe and Asia. Multi-Award winner and author of many articles about photography.
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