Photo shoot Hacks that every model should be aware of!

Photo shoot Hacks that every model should be aware of!

The photograph is not only about the still, it is all about the photographer emotion involved in it. When you look at a beautiful picture everyone sees the picture, but no one ever thought of the process or the emotion or the risks that a photographer has ever faced it.

Especially in fashion photography, one must have a strong foundation for that to manifest properly in your image. Forget the lighting, focus or pose, first you need to question the frame. There should be a unique style of every photographer and the photographer success should lie with this style.

These days everyone is acquiring cameras for many purposes, be it a personal shoot or professional or the content of their blog or for the travel diaries; whatever the reason it might be, at the end of the day we expect our photos to be marvelous and go wow we see each time A great image can be captured by following a few of these “ground rules.”

A model should know how to pose for a photo shoot and a photographer should know how to mold a model for the perfect photo.

The basic things a model should know for posing a photograph.


Practice, Practice and lots of practice are needed for a model. It could be in front of a mirror, or in front of a friend/relative or it could be an industry professional.  One should know how you really look when posing and it can help to rectify the flaws immediately. Listening to the advice from others during these practicing sessions can change the pose better.

Body Awareness

Understanding the body gaining awareness is vital so that one can gain a perspective of how your figure is viewed.


Nothing can defeat the person who is really confident. A committed and confident model who performs well at a fashion shoot will earn a strong reputation.


Considering the Feedback

It is always better to ask the feedback from the superiors and colleagues. Some might suggests and hints which are useful. Considering this feedback gracefully ensuring to try out the idea ASAP. Never ever decline or refuse their suggestion as the experience of the industry experts, because this will help you become an exceptional model.

Follow the Nose

All amateur models instantly feel the need to keep their eyes on the camera, but preferring opposite is the ideal thing. A model should always glance off camera as “follow your nose with your eyes,” as it reduces the amount of white in the eye and eliminates the awkward over rotating eyeball.


Bounce the Shoulders

Shoulders play a crucial role in framing the face of a model.  Raising one shoulder higher than another will add dimension and strength to the image.

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Chin Out and Down

Keeping and pushing chin forward and then down when faced directly towards the camera, jawline seems to be big from the photographer perspective. The model should be moved slightly to their side profile.

Opening the Mouth

When a model opens the mouth it could completely ruin the look of the photograph. Keeping the mouth closed, the jawline clenches and adds extra weight to the sides of their face. It might also give negative energy to an image, a bored neutral look. Keeping the mouth slightly open, the jawline is elongated and gives a subtle intimate invite to the viewer.


Shake the Concrete Feet

In fashion photography, shoes are a vital piece of the wardrobe. But, they are often overlooked because legs and feet are never easy to pose. This is the reason why many photographers avoid the full body shot and go right for an easy three-quarter image. But, when it is really a mandatory thing to capture the full body and the shoes, it is better to implement motion.


Ballet Hands

Any model should relax their hands as if they were in a ballet, spreading the fingers lightly, slightly broken at the joints.


Cut the Chimping

Chimping, a term used in digital photography to describe the habit of checking every photo on the camera display (LCD) immediately after capture.Chimping is the deadly habit that can kill the energy of a shoot.Beng curious to look over the photos is fine, but sometimes it might look awkward.

Being confident and posing as a model is not so easy as people think. Keep experimenting and keep talking. Connect with your photographer and be patient, because unless you’re communicating, you’ll never get that perfect pose.




Things involved behind the photo-shoot

Things involved behind the photo-shoot

What do you think when you look at the elegant picture which is perfectly captured? The word amazing strikes your mind in the place right? Have you ever thought the process involved in and what the cast and crew might have gone through to click such an amazing picture?

The word Photo shoot is quite common these days and the photos are those which showcase the particular person’s attitude and elegance as beautiful moments. Photo shoots are entirely different when it comes to regular selfies and candid shots. There are certain tactics involved in the photo shoots to make them look great, especially when it comes to celebrity photo shoots. No one ever think about the factors been involved in making a photoshoot.

The tactics and process which are involved while planning a great photo shoot

Choosing the Concept

This is the first thing in which you should have a clear idea of. It might be for the advertising or wedlock or the dining party or even with the abandoned materials, one should have clear idea of the concept.

Setting the Mood 

Mood panel is very important for making the imaginary concepts to stunning and realistic photos. While concept development will help you come up with general ideas you’d like to go with your photo shoot, a mood panel will fine tune everything and put it all into place.

This will help you better prepare for the type of photos you need to shoot, the locations that you need to shoot them at and other elements that come into play during the process. You can also use your mood board to set up reminders of people you need to contact during this process, including makeup artists, lighting specialists and anyone else who is going to make your photo shoot memorable.

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Choosing a Model

When one is working with the modeling industry, choosing a model to showcase the work is really important. If your goal is to promote your work and build a solid portfolio, one of your choices is to pay for models that work in the modeling industry. It is absolutely true that the models do not come cheap.

Making the Crew

This is no less important while creating any work of art. The crew you choose should understand the task fully and should be able to fully cooperate on the set. Makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, hairstylists, set designers, etc. comes under this category. Depending on the type, place, and timing the crew should act and make the event successful.


In any field communication is the key factor. Without expressing the concept and what one really need it is impossible to get those beautiful pictures. Even during the photo shoot the way one communicates should create energy and intrigue them.

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Explore! Explore and more Explore. It’s time to go out and do some research on previous photo shoots that have been created and developed with the same variables. However, research will give you some good inspiration and help to build even better ideas of what one has in mind. If you are shooting a wedding with a unique theme, do some research into that specific theme and see how you can implement your own unique photography style to make for more entertaining photos. This same technique to gain inspiration can also be used for pregnancy photos, school pictures, fashion shoots and much more. This doesn’t mean that you explicitly copy what is already out there. After all, being a photographer means being unique and creative.

Becoming Flexible

Learning how to manage the things without getting disturbed frequently by the outsources makes people to stand and do things differently. Being spontaneous and flexible to the situation are really important. The more you can plan for what could happen and be flexible with options to fix it, the more prepared you’ll be for your shoot.

Choosing the Right Equipment

When one is planning the great photo shoot, it is better to check, double-check and even triple-check and choose the right equipment to make sure that everything is working well. Don’t let the last minute work ruin the entire presentation or process.

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Finding the best amongst Millions of Photos

Great photographers take hundreds of, if not more, photos and they have to find the best ones to use. Keep in mind that the photos you use will be on display for the entire world to see. These pictures will also be ones that you add to your portfolio, which you want to look great when you are pitching new clients. Therefore, take the time to find the best photos and make sure they are edited adequately to truly demonstrate your photography skills.

You can have a great photo shoot if you plan appropriately for the process. And if you keep in mind the tips on this list, you’ll increase the likelihood that everything will go as planned and you’ll end up with great looking photos that’ll last a lifetime.

Whoever thinks that photo shoots are quite easy, they must know these facts and tremendous teamwork behind an elegant photo.