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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  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Oh hell yes. Especially some techno or rock music.
Dec 08 12 04:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FBY1K
Posts: 894
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  Quote 
Model
Dead account
Posts: 1,291
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Always
Dec 09 12 02:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Skullstarinc
Posts: 4
East Norriton, Pennsylvania, US


i don't like awkward silences.... need music.
Dec 09 12 03:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
terrysphotocountry
Posts: 4,046
Rochester, New York, US


I let the model select the music they like.
Dec 09 12 03:16 am  Link  Quote 
Model
MB Jen B
Posts: 2,833
Clarksville, Tennessee, 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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Personal Photograph
Posts: 230
Davenport, Iowa, US


Always!
Dec 09 12 09:52 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Shaun Tia
Posts: 1,696
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Should always always have music on during a shoot haha.
Dec 09 12 12:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,065
Orlando, Florida, US


Yes
Dec 09 12 12:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EdwardKristopher
Posts: 3,338
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  Quote 
Photographer
James Ogilvie
Posts: 6,640
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  Quote 
Photographer
E LeBron Pryor
Posts: 45
New York, 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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
Photographer
Fernon II
Posts: 202
Annapolis, Maryland, US


yes absolutely
Dec 10 12 10:42 am  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
Two Pears Studio
Posts: 3,313
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  Quote 
Photographer
BlueMoonPics
Posts: 3,881
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  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
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  Quote 
Model
Lela Jesse
Posts: 1,148
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  Quote 
Photographer
FemmeArtPhoto
Posts: 129
Washington, District of Columbia, US


House music!
Dec 10 12 01:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,293
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Carlos Occidental
Posts: 10,544
Pasadena, 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  Quote 
Model
Lela Jesse
Posts: 1,148
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  Quote 
Photographer
Vector 38
Posts: 8,296
Austin, Texas, US


Dec 11 12 10:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Robert Mosbach
Posts: 56
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden


hell yes. without music ... naw thats not possible
Dec 11 12 10:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Matt Forma
Posts: 373
Denver, Colorado, US


Opinion? Do whatcha feel
Dec 11 12 11:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
- BP Photo -
Posts: 202
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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Koryn
Posts: 35,643
Asheville, North Carolina, US


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

anything but that.
Dec 12 12 07:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
Fist Full of Ish
Posts: 1,904
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  Quote 
Photographer
GoldieImages
Posts: 132
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  Quote 
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