The salon were going to do the hair and make-up and supply the models, some of whom we're exprienced, others who weren't. Out of a possible 6, only 3 turned up on the day, which for me is the magic number!
By the time I had arrived, they were almost ready to go so we cracked on with the first model , who was made up like he'd been in a scrap, Good make-up!
As time was of the essence we shot quickly and simply, here's a few ideas that made it on the day...
- It's a good idea to have a mood board and plan out the shots beforehand, so the models and stylists have got a good idea of what they should be doing and where
- Work quickly and confidently, especially if the models are new or inexperienced, they will get bored and restless quickly if you don't keep them engaged and direct them clearly.
- Make sure you have model release forms, so you can show your pictures freely afterwards.
- Take your own food and drink, it's intense shooting all day and you need to stay on your 'A-game' to get the best out of everyone.
- Enjoy it! Don't sweat if you don't get all the shots you want, just make sure you're fully prepared and go for it!