Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
Personally I love having music on during a shoot I find it helps me at times to get in the mood depending on the shoot. What are your opinions?
Dec 08 12 04:27 pm Link
Nashville, Tennessee, US
Oh hell yes. Especially some techno or rock music.
Dec 08 12 04:43 pm Link
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Indeed music helps set the tone and I let the model decide. They usually select a contemporary music station and we get to work.
Dec 09 12 02:48 am Link
ÄaÄ¡ÄarÄn, Ä awr, Afghanistan
Dec 09 12 02:53 am Link
East Norriton, Pennsylvania, US
i don't like awkward silences.... need music.
Dec 09 12 03:12 am Link
Rochester, New York, US
I let the model select the music they like.
Dec 09 12 03:16 am Link
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US
Leonie Boras wrote:
Not really, no strong preference either way. I'm not used to it at all.
Dec 09 12 06:08 am Link
Epsom and Ewell, England, United Kingdom
Music really helps. I do a kind of half pose, half dance thing so it helps me with creating new poses.
Dec 09 12 09:39 am Link
Los Angeles, California, US
MUSIC!!! Must have a beat to the tune of the photo shoot~
Dec 09 12 09:45 am Link
Davenport, Iowa, US
Dec 09 12 09:52 am Link
Phoenix, Arizona, US
Should always always have music on during a shoot haha.
Dec 09 12 12:26 pm Link
Orlando, Florida, US
Tempe, Arizona, US
I have whatever type of music the Model likes to listen to during the shoot.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I love having music on, but sometimes catch myself dancing like a goof.
I never could dance so it's awkward. lol
Dec 09 12 12:44 pm Link
BRONX, New York, US
Most of my models bring their own shit. I just groove to it. Meanwhile I can only take but so much then ill put on my headphones and put on some psychedelic rock. Then im in my ZONE...
Dec 09 12 02:38 pm Link
Austin, Texas, US
I love music. I have way too many dancing shots from every shoot that has music playing, though. Bahaha. I think it is sometimes distracting for that reason, but keeps awkwardness to a minimum, especially in the beginning if you are shooting with a certain photographer for the first time.
Dec 09 12 03:14 pm Link
Orange, California, US
Yes I like music in a shoot. I want it to be background music and not so loud that it makes talking difficult.
Dec 09 12 07:42 pm Link
Oakland, New Jersey, US
LOVE music during a shoot. It makes it so much easier to relax and get into the feel of the shoot, and therefore posing is more natural and it's easier to connect with the camera
Dec 09 12 08:57 pm Link
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Yes music during a shoot is definitely a plus. It has to suit the style of the shoot though, or at least be something that the model and photographer enjoy - it really helps to get into the flow of work I suppose, and is handy to cover up any awkward silences too
Dec 09 12 09:03 pm Link
Annapolis, Maryland, US
Dec 10 12 10:42 am Link
Wilmington, Delaware, US
If I remember to put it on... I like it. Most often I am so fucking focused that I forget.
I used to ask the model's to bring their own music and I'd put it on.
Because the amount of time a model has to hold one position... music that makes them want to move is out! lol
Dec 10 12 01:34 pm Link
New York, New York, US
I bring some musicians in and they play chamber music.
Later on they break out into some Gregorian chant.
Dec 10 12 01:52 pm Link
Bath, England, United Kingdom
Arcata, California, US
I love it! When I do vintage style, I like to play electroswing.
But almost any music is good! It helps me find better poses, and helps me make better expressions.
Washington, District of Columbia, US
Dec 10 12 01:59 pm Link
Upland, California, US
do you prefer having music on during a shoot?
Yes... in fact both SM studios and the white cove have stereo systems that are dockable to your favorite Ipod tunes... or you can boogy to our selection of 80's and 90's and 2000 classic rock and R&B...
Dec 10 12 02:06 pm Link
Austin, Texas, US
Lela Jesse wrote:
Oooh, electro-swing is the best.
Dec 10 12 03:51 pm Link
Glendora, California, US
I've often wondered how agonizing it must be for models to shoot with me. I don't even own a stereo, and I've only got three or four CDs. I guess I could turn on Pandora or something with this laptop. But, they never say anything.
Dec 10 12 03:53 pm Link
Arcata, California, US
I agree! Its some of my favorite music!
Dec 11 12 10:51 pm Link
Austin, Texas, US
Dec 11 12 10:56 pm Link
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
hell yes. without music ... naw thats not possible
Dec 11 12 10:59 pm Link
Denver, Colorado, US
Opinion? Do whatcha feel
Dec 11 12 11:45 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
We just got rid of the cassette player and the 8-track player so you'll have to bring your digital or select from our vinyl records.
Dec 12 12 12:03 am Link
South Beach, Florida, US
The music would have to suit the shoot otherwise I'd feel a tad off. I've yet o do a shoot with music in the background though, so I don't really know. Ill have to try it.
Dec 12 12 12:59 am Link
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
Yes, recommended songs include:
Girls on Film - Duran Duran
Take a Picture - Filter
I'll Wait - Van Halen
Turning Japanese - The Vapors
Dec 12 12 07:17 pm Link
Anaheim, California, US
I like to listen to reggae when I shoot. Calms the nerves and helps the creativity
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Sure, as long as it's not 70's pop rock.
anything but that.
South Gate, California, US
I love listening to classic rock while shooting or even brainstorming idea's with photographers.
Dec 12 12 11:04 pm Link
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US
I'll have to give that some thought. I think classical music would be OK while things are being put together, and then I wouldn't care during shooting. But so far I haven't used any, and I see that as something of an oversight.
Dec 12 12 11:26 pm Link
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
I find it's a must; if anything it helps to avoid moments of deafening awkward silence.
Dec 13 12 12:10 am Link