Putting the model at her ease
This film photography session in Ryde really put a spring in my step. Chloe was wonderful to work with and made it easy to explain how I put models at ease.
Even though we’ve never met before, engaging with my new found friends is crucial.
Everyday folk aren’t models or even consider themselves photogenic. So it is important in all cases that I am able to put Chloe at ease and make her feel quite confident that our pictures will reveal her personality (and not feel stupid in the process).
The best way to achieve this is to have a natter at the start of the session and look through images on my website, picking out the ones that Chloe likes. Most people feel rather vulnerable in front of the camera, especially when being photographed for the first time. Even someone with previous experience feels a tingle of nerves just before we meet, awkward moments and ill-at-ease tension will soon bubble to the surface if I don’t offer my support and guidance immediately.
This is another reason I plan the session to perfection. Sharing ideas before we meet, establishing a well-developed idea of what we are trying to achieve leads to charismatic pictures like these.
So on the day, we can relax into the session letting nervous giggles with turn into aching belly laughs.
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