Forums > Newbie Forum > What should a model bring to a shoot?

Model

Nicole-Marii

Posts: 5

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

I am hoping someone can give me some information on what to bring to a photo shoot, excluding wardrobe?
Thank you!

Dec 07 12 03:46 pm Link

Photographer

Laurence Moan

Posts: 7806

Huntington Beach, California, US

Skillz

Dec 07 12 03:47 pm Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Engery, enthusiasm, fearlessness...






Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Dec 07 12 03:50 pm Link

Photographer

sidney_k

Posts: 876

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Nicole-Marii wrote:
I am hoping someone can give me some information on what to bring to a photo shoot, excluding wardrobe?
Thank you!

Self-esteem, that is all you need.

Dec 07 12 03:53 pm Link

Photographer

FJR Photography

Posts: 6691

Pekin, Indiana, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
Engery, enthusiasm, fearlessness...






Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Nailed that response!    +1

Dec 07 12 03:54 pm Link

Photographer

D. Brian Nelson

Posts: 5477

Rapid City, South Dakota, US

Shoes.

Dec 07 12 03:54 pm Link

Photographer

Vincent Arthur

Posts: 899

Red Bank, New Jersey, US

Bring an extra of your favorite femine hygene product, just in case.

Makeup

Dec 07 12 04:06 pm Link

Photographer

ForeverFotos

Posts: 6646

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

OP, that's one question you should always ask your photographer when arranging your shoot. It will be greatly appreciated.

Dec 07 12 04:08 pm Link

Photographer

RSM-images

Posts: 4226

Jacksonville, Florida, US

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courage & confidence

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Dec 07 12 04:11 pm Link

Photographer

JDM Photographer

Posts: 222

Kenmore, New York, US

everything you can fit into the biggest bag you have

Dec 07 12 04:12 pm Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5366

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

I always suggest that the model bring powder, lip gloss, a hand mirror, a hair brush and hair spray for freshening up in mid-shoot. If there's an MUA, the MUA doesn't always hang around until the end of the shoot.


And nail polish or an extra set of acrylic nails - just in case. I'm planning to re-do a shoot, in part because one of the models lost two of her nails.

Dec 07 12 04:33 pm Link

Model

Nicole-Marii

Posts: 5

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Thank you for all the advice, much appreciated.

Dec 07 12 05:21 pm Link

Model

Loli Scotch

Posts: 78

Austin, Texas, US

Definitely ask the photographer before hand.  Every photographer has a different image in mind - some want you to bring specific pieces of clothing, or tons of pieces to look at.  Some like heels, others like tennis shoes for walking to different areas.  Some want you to bring nothing but what you are wearing or a robe.  Maybe a towel.  Maybe props.  Some will be annoyed if you bring every thing forever you might possibly want to use, and others will appreciate it.

It is always best to ask such things before a shoot.

Now, that said, a little bit of powder or gloss, if the shoot involves make-up, is great for freshening up and fits in your purse.  Also, always bring your ID!

Then all that is left is to bring yourself, and make sure you rock the shoot with your confidence.  ;P

Dec 07 12 05:30 pm Link

Model

ElizabethBlueEyes

Posts: 184

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Oomph.

Dec 07 12 09:01 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12916

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Why would a model bring makeup to a shoot?

Spare heels, nude thong, safety pins, any personal hygiene products, maybe a spare ponytail holder.  But mostly it's about energy and emotions

Dec 07 12 09:18 pm Link

Photographer

Flex Photography

Posts: 5505

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Great helpful modeling info on many topics in Rachel Jay's blog

Dec 07 12 10:03 pm Link

Model

christiecreepydolls

Posts: 322

Los Angeles, California, US

AJScalzitti wrote:
Why would a llama bring makeup to a shoot?

If there is no MUA touch-ups might be needed. I bring my backpack full of odds and ends like gloss, powder, a brush, extra clothes, shoes, water, and a mirror.

Dec 07 12 11:08 pm Link

Photographer

Christy Yarbrough

Posts: 42

Huntsville, Alabama, US

Love this post. I get this question form ever model I shoot. My answer is always "What ever you like and a good attitude". But really--  just bring your "A" game and all work  out.

Dec 07 12 11:18 pm Link

Photographer

EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Dallas, Texas, US

You!

Dec 07 12 11:37 pm Link

Photographer

Abbitt Photography

Posts: 11938

Oakland Acres, Iowa, US

You really need to talk to the photographer to discuss wardrobe needs.

Dec 08 12 08:07 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12117

Tampa, Florida, US

A Venti Quad Iced Mocha Breve...please.

Dec 08 12 08:11 am Link

Model

Raven Nyx

Posts: 17

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Herself ha.

Dec 08 12 08:12 am Link

Artist/Painter

MainePaintah

Posts: 1826

Saco, Maine, US

Bring a robe and some slippers!

I paint pastel figure paintings, so my models are always nude.

Dec 08 12 08:14 am Link

Photographer

DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 9269

Los Angeles, California, US

Abbitt Photography wrote:
You really need to talk to the photographer to discuss wardrobe needs.

read what OP said. lol

and bring yourself..and only yourself to your shoot.

Dec 08 12 08:44 am Link

Photographer

Rob Barbery Photography

Posts: 1289

Clovis, California, US

Her Best!

Dec 08 12 08:52 am Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12916

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Christie Doll Face wrote:

If there is no MUA touch-ups might be needed. I bring my backpack full of odds and ends like gloss, powder, a brush, extra clothes, shoes, water, and a mirror.

I guess, but I would not bother to do a shoot without professional makeup artist.

Dec 08 12 08:53 am Link

Photographer

Fresh Faces Photography

Posts: 270

Santa Rosa, California, US

A smile. And I can't tell you how many times a model has forgotten to bring a hairbrush. The rest of your kit should become apparent after discussing the shoot with the photog.

Dec 10 12 04:20 pm Link

Photographer

kitty_empire

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Money.

Dec 10 12 04:35 pm Link

Photographer

Barely StL

Posts: 1162

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

If there's any chance she'll be posing with bare feet, baby wipes to clean the bottoms of her feet - in case the photographer doesn't have some.

Jan 06 13 07:48 pm Link