Forums > Model Colloquy > do you prefer having music on during a shoot?

Model

Leonie Scott-Boras

Posts: 13

Waterford, Waterford, Ireland

Hey guys,
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? smile

Dec 08 12 04:27 pm Link

Model

E e v a

Posts: 1724

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Oh hell yes. Especially some techno or rock music.

Dec 08 12 04:43 pm Link

Photographer

FBY1K

Posts: 907

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.

FBY1K

Dec 09 12 02:48 am Link

Model

DEACTIVATED ACCOUNT

Posts: 1294

Čaġčarān, Ġawr, Afghanistan

Always

Dec 09 12 02:53 am Link

Photographer

Skullstarinc

Posts: 4

East Norriton, Pennsylvania, US

i don't like awkward silences.... need music.

Dec 09 12 03:12 am Link

Photographer

terrysphotocountry

Posts: 4152

Rochester, New York, US

I let the model select the music they like.

Dec 09 12 03:16 am Link

Model

Jen B

Posts: 3183

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US

Leonie Boras wrote:
Hey guys,
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? smile

Not really, no strong preference either way. I'm not used to it at all.

Jen
p.s. edit to add: however, maybe that would help my facial tension relax!

Dec 09 12 06:08 am Link

Model

Centia Rose

Posts: 326

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

Model

Sydney Max

Posts: 22

Los Angeles, California, US

MUSIC!!! Must have a beat to the tune of the photo shoot~

Dec 09 12 09:45 am Link

Photographer

Personal Photograph

Posts: 245

Davenport, Iowa, US

Always!

Dec 09 12 09:52 am Link

Model

Shaun Tia

Posts: 1696

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Should always always have music on during a shoot haha.

Dec 09 12 12:26 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15718

Orlando, Florida, US

Yes

Dec 09 12 12:30 pm Link

Photographer

EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Tempe, Arizona, US

I have whatever type of music the Model likes to listen to during the shoot.

Dec 09 12 12:30 pm Link

Photographer

James Ogilvie

Posts: 6643

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  big_smile

Dec 09 12 12:44 pm Link

Photographer

E LeBron Pryor

Posts: 46

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

Model

Loli Scotch

Posts: 78

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

Model

Fine Wine

Posts: 226

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

Model

Keira Sibali

Posts: 189

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

Model

Sylph Sia

Posts: 34

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 tongue

Dec 09 12 09:03 pm Link

Photographer

Fernon II

Posts: 202

Annapolis, Maryland, US

yes absolutely

Dec 10 12 10:42 am Link

Artist/Painter

Two Pears Studio

Posts: 3400

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

Photographer

BlueMoonPics

Posts: 4437

New York, New York, US

I bring some musicians in and they play chamber music.
Later on they break out into some Gregorian chant. borat

Dec 10 12 01:52 pm Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Always!!

What seems to go down well lately is anything (but particularly this track) by the Semi Precious Weapons...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FufQs6oeEDI

"I can't pay my rent but I'm fucking gorgeous!"  big_smile





Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

Dec 10 12 01:55 pm Link

Model

Lela Jesse

Posts: 1148

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.

Dec 10 12 01:55 pm Link

Photographer

FemmeArtPhoto

Posts: 130

Washington, District of Columbia, US

House music!

Dec 10 12 01:59 pm Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

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... borat

Dec 10 12 02:06 pm Link

Model

Loli Scotch

Posts: 78

Austin, Texas, US

Lela Jesse wrote:
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.

Oooh, electro-swing is the best.

Dec 10 12 03:51 pm Link

Photographer

Carlos Occidental

Posts: 10546

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

Model

Lela Jesse

Posts: 1148

Arcata, California, US

TheHonoraryLoli wrote:

Oooh, electro-swing is the best.

I agree! Its some of my favorite music!

Dec 11 12 10:51 pm Link

Photographer

Vector 38

Posts: 8296

Austin, Texas, US

Dec 11 12 10:56 pm Link

Photographer

Robert Mosbach

Posts: 56

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

hell yes. without music ... naw thats not possible

Dec 11 12 10:59 pm Link

Photographer

Matt Forma

Posts: 373

Denver, Colorado, US

Opinion? Do whatcha feel

Dec 11 12 11:45 pm Link

Photographer

D S P

Posts: 510

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.smile

Dec 12 12 12:03 am Link

Model

Tristyanne

Posts: 14

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

Photographer

- BP Photo -

Posts: 224

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

Model

Seneca Thompson

Posts: 55

Anaheim, California, US

I like to listen to reggae when I shoot. Calms the nerves and helps the creativity smile

Dec 12 12 07:20 pm Link

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Model

Koryn

Posts: 36719

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Sure, as long as it's not 70's pop rock.

anything but that.

Dec 12 12 07:20 pm Link

Model

Meggera

Posts: 91

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

Photographer

Fist Full of Ish

Posts: 1918

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

Photographer

GoldieImages

Posts: 143

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

I find it's a must; if anything it helps to avoid moments of deafening awkward silence.  smile

Dec 13 12 12:10 am Link