There are two kinds of modeling sessions from Elegant Images; the Model Portfolio, where we will create or update your model portfolio, and the Commercial session, where you will be paid for your modeling.
Creating your Model Portfolio is the most critical first step in your modeling career. At Elegant Images Fine Art Photography we have the experience and talent to create the images that reflect your personality and style.
As part of your Model Portfolio experence I will photograph you in five different looks, in studio and on location. I will have a make up artist there the whole time. I will provide guidance on what kinds of outfits to bring to the session.
I know what modeling agencies are looking for. So I guide you in how to pose. I will tell you where to look. I will show you what are your best angles are and of course I will direct you to emote and give good face.
I also give you encouragement throughout the whole shoot. I will also point out what you are doing wrong and show you how to do it the right way. So in this case one could call this modeling 101.
When we are doing a commercial session I am expecting the model to already know what he or she is doing. This is not the time for modeling 101.
I am not going to tell you how to pose, where to look, what angles you look better shooting. That is the job and responsibility of the model. My job as the photographer is to direct you on what kind of looks I need you to emote. I will help you “give good face.”
During a Commercial session the model is expecting me to direct her like a director would direct an actress and I am expecting that the model knows how to take direction and turn my direction into the emotion I am asking for.