Friday, 6 July 2012

Making The Most Out Of Your Photo Shoot

Congratulations! You've reached a level with your body capable of booking a photo shoot to capture all of your hard work. This is a big achievement that you surely want to take full advantage of as it'll be something you'll have forever. Of course if this is your first time you'll have many questions about who to book with and what to do, so i hope this post will help you out.

1) First you need to find a respectable photographer that will be able to capture you in the way that you want to be seen. This is so important in this day and age of the internet as GWC (Guys with Cameras) pop up all of the time claiming to be photographers when they are solely camera owners and have no idea about photography. Looking at the photographers website and social media networks is a good start to see the quality of his/her work. After you've done that make sure to ask around and talk to people that have worked with the photographer before. People in the industry are more than happy to share previous experiences with you and you can be assured you'll get the most honest opinions.

2) Once you've selected a photographer that you want to work with, it's important to get the terms and conditions of the shoot in writing. The obligations from both sides and what will be done in terms of number of photos, submissions, future work, ext. These are important things to workout prior to the shoot date so that it's an enjoyable experience without any surprises.

3) Be your best on shoot day! This is the part that's in your hands and solely rests upon you. Preparation for a shoot should start 7-10 days out as you'll need to plan out a proper plan to peak during your shoot time. It's important that you pay really close attention to how your body looks at certain times of the day leading into that final week before the shoot. Every workout, meal, and the amount of water you in take will change the look of your body. Plan ahead and be prepared!

4) What do you pack for a photo shoot? You'll need to bring everything that you want to be photographed in with you to the shoot. This means CLEAN clothing, accessories, props, weights, or whatever you need. You'll also want to bring food and water to keep you satisfied during the shoot. Most importantly bring your personality with you, the camera will see it :)

5) Day of the Shoot! Remembering this is your day to shine and all of your hard work will pay off. All of the details will have previously been worked out and you just have to focus on being you in front of the camera. Don't worry about what the make up artist is doing or the photographer, let them do their jobs and you just focus on you. This way you'll be able to control the most important part of the shoot and thats YOU!

6) Relax and enjoy the experience of being fit!

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