Modern and Unique Photo-Shoot ideas

Modern and Unique Photo-Shoot ideas

Here is the post for all the fashion photographers who are tired of the same old ideas for a photo-shoot! It’s quite tough to constantly come up with creative concepts that will blow everyone away. Even the most brilliant photographers start to creatively burn out eventually, not all the time that our brain works creative, sometimes we freak out and runs out of ideas.

A creative photographer can use anything as a medium for the photo-shoot. Good ideas are everywhere, tucked under even the most mundane every-day experiences. Be it a summer photoshoot or vintage or those beautiful summers shots, or a casual shoot, everyone needs their photos to be unique and they wish that everyone should roll an eye over their photos.

Let’s look at some of the shoot ideas you will love at the moment

Using different medium for Couple Photoshoots

When it comes to the wedding photo-shoots, it’s natural and common that everyone clicks pictures in parks and studio, but trying out some medium will make your pictures to look elegant. That medium might be a wooden plank to blow balloons.

Showing off the product you have

It’s not always to showcase only the model .sometimes a photographer can make the viewers think and go nuts with different products he/she holds. It might be a cup or a car.

 

Dancing pose

Your photos might inspire someone to click the amazing pictures. Why should you always click pictures while standing, lying and sitting? In this creative world, one should think more creative. So try these dancing photo-shoots, everyone will go wow when you portray them!

Face photoshoot

It is not necessary that a person should be clicked as a whole. Clicking only faces and part of the faces will work and those will give some really really sexy look to the photos.

 

 

Painting face

Why should every time a model should be pretty immaculate and should wear heavy outfit always? Trying something new like pouring paint all over the face or body will make you stand different of all. This will definitely add spice to your boring pictures and show your artwork in your prints.

Shooting with Random Objects

Experimenting with different objects will be instant and unique. These include some frames and the things which we normally visit and use on regular basis.

Shooting with pets

Pets are the cutest friends for human beings and clicking the pictures with them will be funny and make people grow the bond with pets.

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Capturing the nap

How about doing a fashion shoot inspired by the single most beautiful thing on this planet? Sleep! Wearing some beautiful and comfortable clothes which make you comfy on the bed will make a path of dreamland.

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Playing with hair

Hair is the most beautiful part of the people and clicking photo-shoots while playing with hair. For the women there will be wide chance to showcase the hair with different hairstyles, laces and flower crowns will make everyone go aww!

Capturing with plants and water

There is nothing in this whole world as beautiful as nature. Capturing with nature calamities with make you actually relish and even your photos will go vibrant.

Add a click to your work

Photos are the things which speak a lot. Make your photos to speak about your professionalism.

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Heading back to vintage

Why should you always click t dame color and filters photographs? Add some vintage style to your soul.

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Going Sassy and Chic

This is truly for females who are totally inspired and love clicking photographs as hell. These will turn out your photos hot.

We all know how fashion photography is more important in today’s world and how most fashion photographers strives hard to blow up the photos. Wouldn’t it be real if some of the photographers use these ideas and make the pictures radiant?

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Typical variations among the Women & Men Photo-shoots

Typical variations among the Women & Men Photo-shoots

In any profession, the gender gap is quite common and particularly in the fashion industry, it is quite tough to delve. Whether it might be a female model or a male, one should follow certain hacks and those are previously discussed.

When it comes to the photo-shoot in fashion industry there are a lot of differences between the male and female photo-shoots, right from the dressing to hair, lighting to makeup, pose to wardrobe; it makes a huge difference and it’s little tough for the photographer to modulate both equally.

Career
When it comes to career, both men and women take it too seriously, some chose it for passion and some for the earnings. Whatever the reason it might be women earn more in this industry when compared to men.

Modeling path
When it comes to the breaking the barriers, women can’t do it as easy as men do, because men don’t have any limitations on their physical assets. Men can do modeling and survive long in the industry even when they reach the fifties, but for women reaching the mid-thirties seems to be as over the hill thing.

Modeling Standards
Men don’t have as many variations as women have and they have all need is the ideal man frame and height which attracts everyone. But for women it is entirely different, they only go on the runway only if they have the sexy hourglass shape and the other models who are of immense size are considered for plus size modeling.

Styling

Hair & Make-up
Men really don’t need a heavy makeup look until and unless they are trying a different subtle look, but women need stylists for the hair and make-up.

Wardrobe
When it comes to wardrobe, men stick to timeless classics when compared to women.

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Poses
Men look good only if they pose in a natural way than taking such a long session photo shoot. In the case of women, right from the hair to expression and costumes to shoes, everything is important. A bold make-up and pretty hairstyle can rise up the woman’s confidence.

After all, a women’s body is all about the curves and it is really important for the photographer to know how to showcase them.There is no exactly certain thing as a female and male pose, but certain poses suit certain kind as per nature of things.

Here are the few examples of poses
Looking sideways
This is absolutely a feminine pose and looks good with women, Men with this pose doesn’t look as strong as they really are.

Hands inside the pockets
This is definitely a male pose because men really don’t have an idea of what they should really do with their hands for a photo-shoot.

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Holding objects
This is ideal for both men and women as per the things they generally hold.

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Sitting on the chair
Men can pose better while sitting and they can be portrayed in a better way. For some women, they might not feel quite comfortable with this pose.

Playing with the hair and face
Imagine how men would look if they play with the hair and face? They’ll really look awkward and change the mood of the total atmosphere.

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Lying on the grounds and showing off the back
Lying on the grounds is okay at sometimes for both men and women, but showing off the back is not okay with the men.


Leaning against the wall
This is a simple pose and goes well with men when compared to women.

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With every hack and tactics that have been varied, the competition between the men and women is growing per each day.

Yo Men! Things you must know while posing for a photo shoot!

Yo Men! Things you must know while posing for a photo shoot!

Hey, Men!  Do you think only women have certain hacks and pose’s for a photo shoot?  If you think so, you should stay more updated. Not only women do pose near the beaches and struggle a lot with heavy attire, but men also do.

According to the research, Men usually feel less comfortable in process of photo – shoot. So it’s better to be prepared before the photo shoot. Talking about the men there are some ground rules that help photographers understand classic male to pose in a better way, and also serve as a guide in creating their own poses and variations.

When a man thinks about the best version of himself, he never thinks about being pretty, cute, or showing off his sexy hourglass body. The entire thing that a man wants is to be strong, fit and tall while leaching coolness, confidence, and self-control; because the man’s body is not about curves, it is about angles and raw power.

Here are some of the photo-shoot hacks a man should know

The Face

Adjusting the Jaw Line

It is critical to measure the manliness of a man. The chin should be little out and a bit down. This will gently stretch the neck while hiding part of the neck from the camera.

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The Eyes

Men with big round puppy eyes will evoke fear and confusion. It is always better to raise the lower eyelids a bit so that eyes look narrow while keeping the upper eyelids still.

Head tilt

There is a lot of confusion between a tilt and a turn.  A man should never tilt the head towards the camera. This is a cute feminine pose and even the most interesting masculine man in the world would look different if he poses like this. You can either keep the head neutral or tilt slightly away from the camera. Note this mind that tilting too much away from the camera can be perceived as being rather arrogant and a bit aggressive.

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Perfect your smile

 Even for the men smile is the most crucial part. There’s nothing wrong with perfecting your smile and banishing your inner spud-head. Over-smiling, going cross-eyed, excessive blinking the eyes should be avoided.

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The Body

The ideal male body form is a V-shaped: broad shoulders, thin waist. When it comes to the men, some might not pay much attention to the shape when it comes to the photo-shoot.

Shoulders

Shoulders are the women’s favorite part in men. They get to draw more attention with the broad as possible. You can follow some tips to pose if you don’t have a broad shoulder. Leaning a bit towards the camera will work out in this case.

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Waist

Men’s waist is not given much important. It should always look slimmer. Your waist will look slimmer if your lower body does not exactly square the camera. Also, keeping your upper body closer to the camera will make your wait seem slimmer.

Posture

Good posture is the key for a good male portrait. Make sure you stand tall, with shoulders up yet relaxed and keeping your core tight.

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Hands

Men don’t do very well with their hands when they have nothing to do with them. You need to keep your hands busy.  Otherwise, most of the men will feel it looks stupid and then gets uncomfortable. Here are a few ways to take care of this problem:

  • Keeping hands in pockets either thumb in or palm in and thumb hooked on the pocket is the ideal male pose.
  • Hands hooked in the belt loops or one hand hooked on the belt buckle
  • One hand loosely to the side, one hand in pocket
  • Arms crossed on the chest with shoulders a bit down (relaxed shoulders)
  • fixing tie and link cuffs
  • hands on the football, guitar or another prop
  • one hand in pocket, the other hooked on a jacket thrown over the shoulder
  • when standing, you can rest hands on a tall chair, desk, etc

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Legs

When standing

  • legs crossed at the shin level with weight on the back leg
  • legs shoulder width apart, one leg slightly closer to the camera
  • when leaning against a wall, the leg closer to the camera gets higher on the wall and the knee gets bent
  • the leg closest to the camera higher with the outer light facing the camera

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When sitting (chair, bench, desk)

  • For a natural relaxed pose when sitting on a chair, the ankle of one leg goes onto the knee of the other.
  • leaning against a desk at the waist, feet a bit forward, arms crossed on chest
  • with a sitting pose, you should not sit square with the camera

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You might be amazed to know these hacks, but if you follow some of the hacks and follow some simple steps, you could be that heart-throbbing model 😉

 

 

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, 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.

Confidence

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ballet Hands

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

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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.

Communication

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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Research

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.

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Heading back to old times – Photo Shoot methods of Vintage Celebrities

Heading back to old times – Photo Shoot methods of Vintage Celebrities

Have you ever imagined what would happen to the cine world without the advanced media? If that is the case there would be no updates about the celebrities and there would be no gossips about the celebrities!

Have you ever imagined how the celebrity’s photo-shoots in the old days used to reach the targeted audience? If you think that there were no celebrities photo shoots in the old days, you are completely mistaken because nothing is newly invented now, they have just transformed from the traditional methods to modernized methods!

The method of promotion and the methods of portraying might have changed with respect to the modernized world, but the concept didn’t. If you thought selfies were hip, edgy and technologically savvy, think again. Self-portraits or selfies have been around since photography became an affordable hobby for millions in the mid-19th century. The same way with celebrity photo shoots.

Celebrity photography has been in existence since the earliest days of photography.In 1856, Adolphe Braun, a French Photographer published a book containing 288 photographs of “Virginia Oldoini, Countess di Castiglione”. She is a mistress of France Emperor Napoleon III. These photos with the attires made her stand as the first fashion model.

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Photo shoots are also not a new innovation in the movie industry because the first decade of the 20th century, advances in halftone printing allowed fashion photographs to be featured in magazines. In the previous years, these are used to promote fashion as a fine art by the use of photography and the growth of the trends. “Edward Steichen”, an American photographer, then took photos of gowns designed by a french fashion designer named “Paul Poiret”. These photographs were published in the April 1911 issue of the magazine “Art et Décoration”. According to the American writer and producer named Jesse Alexander, This is considered to be the first ever modern fashion photography shoot. They considered this is a way as to convey a sense of their physical quality as well as their formal appearance.

However, some of the methods are still trending as those used to be in old times.  When you look at the celebrities giving a daring pose at the beaches for the magazine cover pages, you might get a thought that these wouldn’t have existed in vintage days; but you are totally wrong because in the mid-1930’s “Martin Munkacsi”, a Hungarian photographer, made the first photographs of models in sporty poses at the beach. Under the artistic direction of “Alexey Brodovitch”, a Russian photographer,  an American Women’s fashion magazine “Harper’s Bazaar” quickly introduced this new style into its pages.

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Photographers such as “Irving Penn”, “Martin Munkacsi”, “Richard Avedon”, and “Louise Dahl-Wolfe” tried to shape the look of fashion photography for the following decades. Richard Avedon transformed fashion photography and recreated the role of a fashion photographer with his creative and imaginative images of a modern woman.

Nowadays, the hype creating by the social media and the increased technologies with media are like the boon for the celebrities to portray their selves and get promoted because in the previous days their fame used to get stick only to magazines, the same old thing, but these days the norms have changed and the photo shoots can be viewed on live or through the videos and their fame is spreading worldwide through the extended factors.