Thursday, September 30, 2010


Gasisem acum cativa ani un site, in care se dadeau cateva indicii pretioase cam ce tre sa faca un model inaintea unei sedinte foto.
Si abea acum l-am gasit, asa ca il postez si aici.

Lectura placuta ;)

The modeling industry is very competitive. Every photoshoot is a chance for a model to show herself at her best. This article highlights recommendations that every model should review in order to prepare herself for a photoshoot. Certainly, digital photo processing software such as Photoshop can work miracles. But Photoshop cannot cover up all the flaws and no model will take pride in highly photoshopped pictures. Take the time to prepare well in advance of your photoshoot, so that you can look great and feel confident.

Part 1: Show your body and skin at its best! Get your body into its best shape and your skin smooth and glowing.

1. Shape up: Alternate your exercise routine. To get a nicely shaped tummy a firm bottom, lean shaped legs and shoulders change your work out approach. A week before the shoot, increase the intensity of your work-out. Stimulate your muscles by changing what you are doing during the work-out. Muscles get used to the regular exercises you do and stop responding to them. For example, if you usually do aerobics or body shaping switch to working with gym equipment for a couple days. You will notice how well your muscles will respond.
2. Smooth out: If you need to tone up your skin and fight some signs of cellulite, give yourself an at-home spa treatment two days before the shoot. Here are some steps:

Take a hot bath and let the skin get softer and the pores open up. You can also use special bath salts to stimulate the skin or bath oils to moisturize it. Do a body peeling to get rid of the dead layers of skin. Apply a rich mask (with either hydrating or firming properties) to your d├ęcolletage skin. With massaging circular and upwards movement apply anti-cellulite solution containing caffeine or gingko biloba to the target areas. Stimulate the skin by massaging it longer and do the following movements:

  • always move upwards (towards your heart)
  • using your knuckles and fingers do long sweeping strokes
  • pinch your skin gently bewteen thumb and fingers and pull it slightly
  • take your skin with your thumb and fingers and do massaging circular movement (as if your skin is a dough)

    To increase the potency of the anti-cellulite cream, wrap the most cellulite prone areas, such as the waist, bottom and thighs with cellophane. Take it off after 10-20 minutes.

    3. Glow: Hopefully you moisturize your body skin regularly. If not, certainly apply moisturizer on the days before and morning of the shoot. To make your skin look smooth, supple and glowing moisturize with a hydrating cream containing hyularonic acid - a long proven potent moisturizer.
    4. Detoxify: To stimulate the skin, improve microcirculation, stimulate cleansing of the lymphatic system and to help skin to get rid of toxins do dry brushing the night before the shoot.
    5. Remove: Depilate or shave 2 days before the shoot, in order to give your skin a chance to recover. If you do it yourself, follow the main rules of depilation to avoid irritation and ingrown hair:

  • cleanse your skin and exfoliate before depilation
  • do not stretch your skin when depilating
  • do not apply too much pressure when shaving or using hair depilation cream
  • do not run the shaver over one and the same spot several times or you can create irritated spots. If you have to, reapply shaving cream.

    6. Color: If you go to a sun tan studio, make your visit two days before the shoot to give your skin a chance to recover so that it does not look red and irritated the day of the shoot. But instead of using a solarium and prematurely aging your skin due to UV damage, consider using sun-tanning creams and bronzing products. Choose a light type that gives you a chance to regulate intensity with each application and to avoid disasters like uneven color, lines and spots. Experiment with these products well in advance of your shoot, so you know that the color will look right for you. Watch out for tan-lines!
    7. Watch it: Avoid too much salt and iodine in your diet. Salt leads to water retention in the skin and the skin surface does not look smooth and tight but tired and bumpy. Iodine, for example in sushi and marine dishes, can trigger break-outs. Include more fiber into your diet it will help your body to get rid of toxins.
    8. Spots: If you do get a pimple the day of the shoot, do not touch it, as you will make it redder and harder to cover. Most photographers have no problem with one or two pimples as these can be easily covered with makeup or digitally removed by photoshop. If you have serious acne problems, be sure that your photographer knows this in advance.

    Caution: Do not experiment with new skin treatments the night before the shoot. Any new treatment can cause skin irritations or allergic reactions. Test out the treatments well in advance of the shoot in order to know how your skin will react and how long your skin needs to recover.

  • Part 2: Ok, your skin and body look great! What else you can do to prepare for a photoshoot?

    1. Hair: If you dye your hair, make sure that you have had your roots recently treated. Studio lighting can exaggerate dark roots.
    2. Nails: Make sure your finger and toe nails look clean and manicured. Use a clear nail polish which will go with any color clothing. If you must color your nails use a neutral white or cream. Red nails will look strange if your outfit is blue.
    3. Makeup: If there will be a makeup artist at the shoot, arrive with no makeup on. Otherwise, you will loose time and potentially irritate your skin (and your photographer) when the makeup comes off. If you will be doing your own makeup, remember that photography lighting and the heat from the lights tend to make the skin look shinier than usual. Do not use any shiny or bright make-up that might cause reflection or glare during the photoshoot. Apply a base to smooth your skin and make it look consistent. Use mascara to bring out your eyes. Bring several colors of lipstick that you can apply depending on the color of clothing.
    4. Wear antiperspirant. Avoid using any deodorant which may stain clothing.
    5. Tattoos: If you have tattoos, experiment to see what make up will cover them naturally. Better yet, if you are really interested in being a model, don’t get tattooed. Many photographers don’t like them.
    6. Posing: Practice your poses before the shoot. This is especially advisable if you are a beginning model. Flip through some magazines and find the poses you like. Practice your facial expressions and poses in front of a mirror so you can see how you look at your best. Often exaggerated or unusual poses look most interesting. Wild and disheveled hair may be better for you than the well groomed look. Do not be afraid to experiment and try new things. It will be much better than standing like a stick in front of the camera.
    7. Food: On the morning of the shoot have a light meal. Avoid drinking too much liquid to prevent frequent trips to the bathroom and a bulging belly.
    8. What to wear to the shoot: If your shoot is glamour, swimwear or lingerie, wear loose fitting gym clothes which have no elastic bands. Do not wear underwear. Underwear leaves lines on the skin which can require 30-60 minutes to disappear.
    9. Get PLENTY of Rest: Have a good night’s sleep the night before the shoot. Avoid partying the night before a photoshoot. Alcohol and cigarette smoke, even smoke in the air, can make your eyes red and puffy. Also, if you are a smoker bring down the number of cigarettes your smoke or stop completely before the shoot. Smoking deprives skin of oxygen and nutrients and makes it look gray.

    Invest the time to make yourself look the best you can be so you can feel confident during the shoot. If you feel great about yourself, you will exude confidence. Confidence shows and will help to make your photos the best they can be.

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