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Modelling and fashion photography requires certain resources and some steps that can help you establish yourself as a model photographer in the industry. Besides having a good network and the niche, it is about getting your friends or family to pose as the model when you are amateur. And then shift over to real-life professional models. Doing some self-portrait work or posing for another photographer can help you understand the challenges of this job of a model photographer a lot better.Learning model photography is not only about learning how to ask for a specific pose from a model, for certain kinds of photographs but also trying to understand how exactly the model work and feel while posing. So, try having both sides experience, that is behind the camera and in front of the camera before you jump start your career with professional models.

 

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Stated below are a few tips that can help you get the most out of the model shoot:-

1) Explain requirements well before the shoot

At times even the experienced model feel nervous and uncomfortable because they might not be at the same tangent of mindset as that of the photographer. It is always recommended to explain everything in detail like concept, goal, poses, and expressions to the models beforehand. It’s better not to consider models as living statues, rather consider them as persons who are engaged in the art form.

2) Offer models a comfortable zone

It is essential to let your models have an environment which is quite comfortable so that they can offer their best. At times when the shooting is for too long and not what in the right kind of environment or weather conditions, comforting models becomes necessary even more.

3) Make the environment more work-friendly

Although it is not written in the legal rulebooks, it is supposed to be the responsibility of the photographer to make the environment as friendly as it could be for the models so that they feel comfortable and safe working.

4) Explain the Pose well

It is better to explain the Pose well in advance to the models so that they can understand, which body posture has to be adopted for a certain shoot. Explain and demonstrate the pose to the model and give them a chance to experiment and figure out the things in their way.

5) Get the emotions involved

As models are not human-made mannequins, let them project different emotions. Talk to them clearing the air regarding the concept of the shoot and help them get it into the skin of the project, ask them to feel or add emotions to shoot. It will help them to express the pose truly from within.

Let’s get started with a few more solutions needed by the model photographer

Tracking the models needed

Connection with the model is usually through modelling agencies that operate in the area who handles the task of finding the models for the photo shoots and go through the entire casting call process to connect the model and the photographer. The task being expensive may call upon good investment if you are a beginner photographer because mostly well-established models are not willing to work amateur photographer.

In that case, the model or fashion photographer can hire faces from modelling classes organized by various modelling agencies in which interested personals are taught the various kinds of professional ethics and mannerism to pose like professional models. These models include both the gender, male and females. These models are most of the time quite talented, easy to work with and can also add some extra magic to shoot owing to their freshness, rawness of talent and creativity.

 

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Listed below are a few modelling photography tips:-

1) Try locating new faces from social media platforms

Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram etc. have groups of model photography subjects which are usually freelancing or non-agency models. Since modelling agencies have strict rules and expectations from the individual who is interested in getting exposure to modelling or wanting to work with fashion photographer, can some time forms a kind of groups to get detected.
Professional model photographers can choose from these different looking faces, and with their expertise, we can add the needed glam to them.

2) Hire the talent from well-established model networking sites

There are numerous model networking sites available on the internet on which you can find the upcoming models as per your requirement. These sites are often more secure and reliable than social media network.

3) Have suggestions from within your circle

At times suggestions can come from within your social circle of friends and relatives who have a close association with the interested but less established male or female models.
If you are a professional photographer, you can also shoot with your friends as it will give the experience of directing real people before you enter into the industry to work with the real models

who can be pricey as well as dicey, throwing tantrums while working.
Modelling agencies at times allow fresh photographers to work with their model on the condition that if the photographs didn’t turn out good, they wouldn’t provide the models for especially if you are trying with garment photography.

 

Apparel photography

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Garment photography with models has certain do’s and don’t that should be precisely followed to get the portfolio or ad shoot done with perfection for the client.

If you want your models to look good in photographs, make sure your apparels are prepared well, i.e., without creases, wrinkles, etc. because these are the crucial point for such photography.

2) Apparel Photography on a mannequin or a live model is usually the always best way to showcase your photography skills and is also good for clients. The garment’s shape and fitting encourage customers to conceptualize themselves into such clothes. A good photographer need not hire live models that are very expensive for such assignments. Using a friend or some suggestions by them could be a good alternative.

3) Always use a good light source and great camera settings, and don’t compromise with several imageries from different angles to showcase the best portraiture of the model.

Non -agency models

If you are looking for non-agency models that can help you define your brand’s look, the well-trained photographer can do the best to photograph even with the lesser known faces, through their creativity and passion.
Non- agency models with a good photographer make a good combination infusing a lot of positive response in work.

Conclusion
It takes great efforts to stand still and look fantastic in front of the crew, setup and harsh lighting, for someone who is working from behind the lenses. So while working with the models, remember these are living human being and not just the statues who could be manipulated to get into the desired position.

Take care of your model’s requirements, build work-friendly environment and situation, help them feel relaxed and comfortable while working because only a happy and enjoying person can provide great shoots.

Listen to your models’ suggestions and grievances, communicating and asking for their feedback and support. This could help build a good rapport between you and your models, which would be beneficial for your professional as well humanitarian aspect of the photographer.

kids modelling agencies in mumbai

While travelling anywhere you will get to see at least one hoarding with a kid as a model. Kid modeling has developed greatly in this era.

To start career of your child in modeling, here are some essential tips you must follow

  • Select a good agency: The first step is to select a good agency as it plays an important role in molding your child into a model. Get suggestions from friends or family whose kid might already be in an agency.
  • Get a good portfolio: Modeling is not just of being beautiful. At initial stage, good natural looking snaps are needed. The kid should be enthusiastic of being clicked. He must have good eye contact and should love dressing up and posing.
  • Get geared up: After being registered with good modeling agencies, get ready for go-sees i.e. audition. There will be many auditions available and at that time you and your kid will have to meet with firm representative as he might be interested in hiring your kid for modeling.
  • License: A license is required from local council in order to get permission from school to participate in shoots or advertisements. Other than this, a medical certificate is required from doctor regarding that your kid is fit and healthy.
  • NO means Next Opportunity: It is true that your kid is not going to get select in first attempt. There will be many rejections. So, get ready for rejections too. Remember that every agency wants a different model. Some might want a healthy cutie pie, whereas some might want the notorious one. If your kid get rejected than just think that your kid was not fit in that particular kid modeling theme.
  • Have fun: The most important part is that your kid should enjoy his modeling. After all modeling is all about excitement and enthusiasm.

 

eye makeup tips

“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” by Audrey Hepburn says it all.Eye makeup has been in vogue. Many beauties in Bollywood have adorned beautiful eye makeup like Aishwarya Rai, Rekha, Kareena Kapoor Khan etc.

But not everybody knows good eye makeup.Well here are more useful tips to enhance your beautiful eyes.

Determine your eye type( yes, there’s a type too!)

Deepest, Monolid, hooded, protruding, upturned, closest before deciding make up.

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Tilt your head and look downward before applying an eyeliner for proper application of makeup.

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Add a highlighter below the arch of your brow for that height. Don’t over blend. You could use a lightpink pencil for a better effect.

Similarly, you could give your eyes a lift by applying illuminator just above the brow. A good highlighter could create magic!

Also dot your lashes and connect them with a brush to create an even stroke. Put your eyeliner or brow pencils in the freezer before you sharpen. This makes fine and neat lines. Eyeliners cost say around 150 rupees.

 A gel eyeliner with an angled brush enables greater accuracy. You can use a Maybelline glossy eyeliner

For an inexpensive liner and smudger, a doublesided pencil could cost you 150 rupees.

If you only want one thing that’ll upgrade your makeup, invest in white eyeliner. Tightline your eyes with white, nude, and black to “change” the shape of your eyes. Lakme eyeconic white costs around Rs 150-175

You can create defined or balanced look. Your eyes can look extended or narrow with an eyeliner or Lakme Colossal kajal.

If you want your eyes to look bigger, place your crease shadow a little higher than your natural crease for the  Deepika Padukone look in “Bachna E Hasino”. Inglot Eyeshadows are good.

If you want a smokier look, smudge some black base shadow over your lids and put your colored L’Oreal eyeshadow over top. This would cost Rs 750-800. Remember to blend! Bipasha Basu flaunted her smokey eyes in Dhoom 2.

Use your shadow brushes with medium pressure on your lid and lighten pressure at the crease.

Fully curl your lashes by pinching at the base and then pinching again with the curlerIf your eyelashes are short use false eyelashes available in the market for say Rs 300.

Apply two coats of Maybelline Colossal mascara, but make sure the first coat dries before applying the second. Blend well to avoid smudges.

eye makeup tips

Use a primer and concealer below the eyes for an even look. A concealer with a pink undertone could hide dark circles. A Lakme Concealer around Rs 500.Eye makeup in the daytime should be subtle & simple. In the evening, you could play with colors that suit your skin tone, a glittery and the ‘smokey eyes’ effect.Eye makeup is extremely important because it is the first aspect a person observes. As St.Jerome rightly quotes..”The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart”..a person’s eyes speak more a million words.

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diet plan for models

“You are what you eat,” they say. But who says models should starve themselves?

Eating is important, but eating right is more important.

Models or models-to-be generally are very busy people. But make sure that you don’t neglect your health. But how to get that ‘size zero‘without starving yourself? We have included 5 meals to help maintain the energy level.

Let’s see…

Breakfast:

Start your day with a glass of luke warm water with a dash of lime & salt.

Fruit juice: A healthy fruit juice of orange, sweet lime or cucumber could be a refreshing start.(without sugar).

An omelette can be included.(egg white only).Egg whites contain proteins.

You could substitute juice with skimmed milk.

Cereals could be included too.

Start your day with some carbs.

Eat breakfast like a king.

A fresh start to an energetic day!

Brunch:

Although you’re a model..a brunch could be useful.Some walnuts, raisins or a fibre biscuit could be good.Brunch keeps you going for the day ahead.Papayas or an apple could be consumed.

Almonds are good for your hair and skin.

Lunch:

A bowl of sprouts or salad is a must.

Grilled fish( rather than fried) to be included. Fish has Vitamin B6, B12, Magnesium & Phosphorus.

(Or)A cup of Brown rice with dal.( without tempering) for vegetarians.Carrots are good for eyes and greens are high in vitamins.

Have a high protein diet.

Lunch, you must eat like a prince.

Tea time:

Have a smoothie or a bowl of fresh seasonal fruits.Watermelon contains antioxidants & vitamin A.Dates contain Bcarotene & vitamin K.

Even cucumber or fresh watermelon could do.For the ambitious lot, a protein shake would be good.

Dinner:

A clear chicken soup./ veg soup.

A bowl of green salads(rich in iron) should be great!

Skimmed curd or thin buttermilk is a natural cooler.

Have more of fibres.Quinoa, hazelnuts or pinenuts contain omega3 acids & minerals.Walnuts could be consumed.They’re  good for our brain.

 Eat dinner like a pauper.

Strictly avoid the following:

Avoid mutton or fried meat.(oily food).

Avoid white rice or polished rice.

Say ‘no’ to sugar or spicy food.(sweets).

Avoid excessive tea or coffee against acidity.

Avoid potatoes & whole fat milk.

Say ‘No’ to alcohol.It causes obesity.

Avoid breads.( especially white bread).

Avoid refined flour.

Say ‘No’ to Pepsi or aerated drinks.

Avoid peanuts.

You gotta avoid smoking as it could harm your health & skin.

Drink plenty of water to wash away those toxins.

Eat your meals on time.

Get a good night’s sleep.Enough rest enhances your health.

Think Positive.

A balanced diet improves your health and vigour.It gives your skin that ‘ desired glow‘.Diet should be supplemented with exercise.A 45

minute workout  or any good exercise like

swimming, walking or jogging is a MUST.

Health is Wealth….but Fitness and staying in shape is important too!

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