How does one model?
June 2, 2014 8:52 AM Subscribe
I will be modeling for a clothing boutique's website tomorrow afternoon. I've never done this before and haven't received very detailed instructions. What should I be thinking about to make this the best experience possible?
posted by in a dark glassly to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A clothing boutique that I love and shop at regularly asked me if I'd like to model some clothes for their website, and I agreed right away, but now that it's scheduled my lack of experience is making me nervous.
This is a small operation; they only work with a few models and it's all done in-house. These will be regular posed photos in front of a white background, nothing fancy. The only instructions I've received are to do my own makeup and to wear nude-colored underwear. Although they are aware that I'm in no way a professional, I am not sure how much instruction I'll get when the photos are being taken and how much I'll just be expected to know/improvise. (Looking at the other photos on their website there's definitely some variation in poses, whether the model is serious or smiling, etc -- so I'm guessing I'll have some choice in how I pose and that they want some personality to come through.)
I've done some cursory googling, but if anyone here has personal experience I'd love advice on:
- any prep I should do between now and then to look my best (it's tomorrow afternoon so I don't have tons of time, but I can exfoliate or drink lots of water or whatever if it will make a difference)
- things to keep in mind when posing
- makeup that will photograph well
- general logistical tips -- things to bring with me, how to take shirts on and off without messing up my makeup and hair, etc.
I am a 28-year-old woman and pretty comfortable in my body, though I don't consider myself naturally photogenic. I already know, like, and trust the people there, and I'm in no way trying to pursue modeling past this, so the stakes are low, but I hope to have it go well enough that they'll ask me back! Thanks, mefi.