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So Now You Have Chosen Your Model: How Do You Get The Best From Them?

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So you are a photographer, and you’re new to shooting with models.  If you read the first article in this series, you may have done your research and be ready to book your first shoot.  You may have made your booking and be planning the shoot itself.  Let’s set out a few facts for you, and perhaps explode a few more myths.

You may be nervous if this is your first shoot with an experienced model.  Again, that’s natural, but there is nothing to fear.  A good model will be a people person, they will be able to set you at ease, they will be able to help you in many ways, and we will talk about them later.

Respect

Respect, such a simple concept, and one that all too often people forget about.  If you are a professional photographer you will probably already recognize that every shoot is…

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The Girl in the Black Mantilla

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BEHANCE_mantilla_and_skull_2 Conceived and photographed by James Hall, modelled by Rebecca Tun, styled by Claudia Oliver, post-production by James Hall and Paola Sammartino

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A Lady in White

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lady_in_white_1_behance Conceived and photographed by James Hall, modelled by Rebecca Tun, styled by Claudia Oliver, post-production by Paola Sammartino

I published an early version of one of these pictures a few weeks ago. Since then, Paola Sammartino has been able to work her post-production magic to these finished pictures. As ever, the key to success is to collaborate with highly talented people, and this is something I was certainly able to do on this shoot.

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