Tip 1: How to organize a photo session
Quickly organize a photo shoot in a public room, on the street, in the studio. It all depends on the choice of the customer. One photo session takes at least two hours, so you should start early.
Without good lighting, the photo session can fail. If it is held indoors, then the windows should be large. Direct sunlight will only interfere and the images will turn out to be too contrast, so if the windows go to the east - it's better to shoot in the afternoon and vice versa.
Ask the customer what he wants to see in the photos, many people do not like being photographed in profile. Specify which image to create, perhaps he wants to see himself in a business style or liberated-sexual. Choose the clothes for the customer, but warn that it is better to take with you several options for suits or dresses. Explain that you do not need to be shy about the photographer, since he is asexual.
Shooting should not be carried out by an amateur camera, the technique should be professional. It is quite suitable mirror camera with a good lens. If the session is held indoors, you need to bring a set of paper of different colors to create a background and masking various objects: windows, doorways, sockets and, possibly, wallpapers. Paper can also help you influence the impression of the image. The background color should be different from the color of the face and clothes, while working with black and white pictures such a problem does not arise.
If you want to make a frame on a picture, its function can be performed by a branch with leaves, which you need to hold near the lens and make it a little greased. It is better to stock up on fresh branches beforehand.
You may need a flash, or even two flashes. They, unlike directional light, do not heat up. The tripod should be taken with you, then you will have free hands, and you will be able to adjust the lighting and position of the client.
Check out some photos of the studio plan. Pay attention to the background: it is homogeneous, often white. Sometimes other neutral colors are used: gray and black. To create a special effect, you can use a chromatic color (from the spectrum), but in this case the clothes of the model should be in harmony with it, do not merge, but do not cause too aggressive contrast. As a background can serve as a wide long curtain without ornament and pattern.
To create a relief around the model, not the background, but the interior, is used. In this case, it is better to remove all personal items from the frame.
Lighting. The best option - natural sunlight, especially the morning or evening. It should not blind either the camera or the model, that is, be on the side or on top of the photographer and model. if there is no sun, you can use lamps, removable flashes and reflectors - special round discs covered with white cloth or foil, reflecting the light in a muffled, less aggressive form.
Clothes and makeup models depend on the artistic idea of shooting. The choice of shades is subject to the general rules of color science.
The construction of the frame largely depends on the idea, but it is better to place the main objects (including the model) in the center of the frame, sometimes slightly higher. Experiment, put the camera and model in any position that you deem necessary, take a few angles of one position, you will certainly understand exactly what you need.