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 shoot could fail. If it is held indoors, the Windows should be large. Direct sunlight will only hinder and images will be too contrast, so if the Windows face East – taking is best done in the afternoon and Vice versa.
Ask the customer what he wants to see in the photos, a lot of people don't like being photographed in profile. Please specify which image you want to create, maybe he wants to see himself in business style or liberated-sexual. Selection of clothing Express for the customer, but be warned that it is better to take a few options of suits or dresses. Explain that to shy photographer is not necessary, as it being asexual.
Shooting should not be an Amateur camera, a technique must be professional. Quite suitable for an SLR with a good lens. If the session is held indoors, you need to take a set of different colors of paper to create a background and camouflage of various items: Windows, doorways, sockets and possibly Wallpaper. Paper can also help you to affect impression of the images. The background color should be different from the color of the face and clothing, while working with black and white pictures do not have this problem.
If you want to make a frame for the picture, its functions can be performed by a branch with leaves, must be kept beside the lens and make a bit blurry. Better stock up on the fresh branches in advance.
Probably you may need a flash, or two flashes. They are unlike a directional light, not heat. Tripod you need to take, then you will have free hands and will be able to adjust the light intensity and position of the client.
View some photos of the Studio. Note the background: it is uniform, often white. Sometimes used other neutral colors: grey and black. For creating special effect you can use chromatic color (from the spectrum), but in this case, the clothes of the model should be in harmony with it, not merge, but not to cause too aggressive contrast. In the 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 is natural sunlight, especially morning or evening. It should not blind neither the camera nor the model, that is, be on the side or top of the photographer and the model. if there is no sun, you can use lamps, removable flash and reflectors – a special round disc, covered with a white cloth or foil that reflect light in dim, 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 depends largely on the ideas, but to have the main items (including the model) is better in the center of the frame, sometimes a little higher. Experiment, set the camera and model into any position what will fit, take multiple angles of the same position, you will definitely understand exactly what you need.