Hints: Preparation is important. The best shoots are ones where you feel rested and fresh. Tan lines should be kept to a minimum. Remember that it can take a fresh haircut a week or more to grow out. Fingernails should be painted in a neutral color that doesn’t detract from clothing.
A relaxed environment is key A relaxing environment is essential to a good photo session. Feel free to bring your own music for our outdoor photo experience. Some people like to bring a trusted friend along for support. Bring anything that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Make your your friend can keep themselves entertained while we work and keep any comments to a minimum.
Every good look you can come up with improves your marketability Multiple clothing changes show your versatility. Consider simple clothing for close-up headshots that doesn’t distract from your face. For full-length shots, try to vary your look. Consider evening wear, business-attire, casual outfits, and swimsuits. Try to bring some clothes that are classic, timeless, and simple in addition to outfits that reflect current fashion trends. Simple jewelry is preferred, such as diamond or pearl studs. My studio host a number of outfits and costumes but limited by sizes so any shoes, boots and fitted clothing will be helpful.
Among the different types of photos I can do are:
Avant-Garde or Fantasy - These are highly creative and experimental images that have an abstract appeal and tell a story. This genre of photography is not restricted for commercial purposes but could be used for creative pursuits as well.
Beauty - Close-up full face shots or head and shoulders. These photos require meticulous make-up and retouching. This is what you typically see on fashion magazine covers.
Commercial - These images are used by advertisers to sell clothing, cosmetics, or other products. Swimsuit - I can shoot swimsuit photos in the studio against a backdrop, or, weather permitting, at the waterfalls, White Sands Park, or other outdoor locations.
Fashion - Fashion photography is used by designers in advertising. For this type of photo, think of current fashion trends or looks that capture a particular moment in time, such as a 60s look. Clean, solid colors are best. Avoid aggressive prints.
Editorial - In editorial photos, we can push the edges and feel free to be more creative. This is where your imagination really comes into play, so choose clothing that shows your versatility.
Fine Art - is all about visuals that resemble a work of art. Therefore, these photographs can be equivalent to an artist's expression on canvas.
Rhonda R. Napoleon