The reason I use Test Shoots is to determine if the person has real potential for me to use as a model. It's purpose is not to create images, post them, create publicity for you, train you, get you up on Instagram, etc. I have other offerings for that and would be happy to work with you in these other projects. It is possible that you will not receive any images from this shoot - that would be too bad of course but the only real purpose of this effort is to see if we want to take a next step towards something together. Please ask me about other options if that is important to you right now.
A test shoot is performed in my studio location in Lance aux Epines and you will pose in 3 - 4 outfits that I will tell you about below - If you are a woman, I no longer offer a professional makeup person in this shoot and will not be doing a full glamour workup on the images we make editing blemishes, etc. following the shoot - please do not count on this. In any event, you should be prepared to do your own makeup and arrive with your hair, brows, and nails in good condition. If you do not have experience in posing that is no problem and not something to be concerned with at all. I will help you in a safe and supportive environment.
You should probably allocate 3 hours of so of total time. Please arrange for any daycare needs someplace else. You may bring a chaperone or friend but let me know in advance please.
The cost of a test shoot with me is 100 xcd (you pay this) for the shoot and we see the results of how your face and body look in the camera. This is the best of what I can offer to help you quickly and inexpensively determine if there is a solid reason to spend any more time posing or modeling for me. After a successful test shoot I have a number of options for you to choose from as far as training and shooting for fashion, beauty, grace, artistic images, etc. that we'll potentially discuss.
One of things I am trying to determine is whether you are easy to work with, will follow directions, and are passionate about succeeding. Start off by being on time or early. Do NOT be late, do not cancel, please set yourself up for success.
If you need transportation I will pick up up at the Sugar Mill Roundabout if necessary, just let me know in advance
Here's how to do this if I ask you to.
You'll need to send me a couple (2) profile images from your cell phone (I will tell you how to take them below) first before we even begin with the test shoot - take the pictures right now with your cell phone or have someone help you and send them to me. Please do not send me pictures from a while ago unless they were taken within the past year by a professional photographer using professional equipment and settings.
Take a full face headshot (from the front ) looking at the camera directly in good light. Do not make faces, pose or use any filters at all on the camera. Do not use any makeup, eyeliner, eye lashes, etc. just you. Do not edit the image in any way, remove pimples, scars, etc. I am trying to understand your facial type and your skin complexion. Make sure the picture is in focus, crisp and sharp.
Take a full body shot - feet to head from the front. Take it in good light wearing a tight outfit - a bathing suit or underwear is best but a tight tee and shorts is OK too. Please do not pose in any way. Do not use filters on your camera, special effects or try to modify in any way what you look like. I am trying to see your body, posture and general appearance. Make sure the picture is in focus, crisp and sharp.
Since an important part of modeling is also about listening to instructions, following them, and performing; how you work with me, follow instructions and how easy you are to fully communicate with is one way I personally determine if I want to work further with you - please follow the simple directions above. Make it easy to work with you - just follow instructions and get complete on this.
You might be surprised at how often people do not follow my instructions or make up their own rules and methodology - if you have trouble reading or following instructions completely it will impact your ability to secure modeling positions - it will - trust me - it really is NOT enough to be pretty or handsome!
Please bring the following to your test shoot once we have gotten the Profile Images out of the way. If you are uncomfortable bringing and wearing these items please talk to me before you make the appointment - we'll need to be clear about how this might restrict you and may impact my desire to work with you to be honest about it. Please check over your clothing before you come to make sure you have everything I have asked for - forgetting something is not good. You are welcome to bring multiple pieces of the same thing - we will decide which you'll wear when you get here. Bring a whole suitcase if you'd like to.
Dress - light, loose, flowing if you have that
|Suit with tie or dress up clothing if you do not have a suite|
|Shorts and top - no denim unless that is all you have, no shirts with logos or writing/images
||Business casual or resort wear - no denim or shirts with logos or writing/images|
Bikini - 2 piece bathing suit - no padding please
|Lingerie - bra and panties, corset and panties - some combination like that - no padding please if there are options
Note - you'll need shoes and possibly other accessories with each of these outfits. If you cannot decide which items to bring bring the two choices and I will decide - try the clothing on before you come!
If you are under 18 one of your parents MUST come with you to the shoot and I must discuss what will happen with them before the shoot before it as well. There may also be a change in the clothing for you to bring. Talk to me in advance on this please.
My contact number is (473) 536-8638 and I am also on What's App and IM.
Please do not communicate with me on FB or IG unless there is no other way.
Help me help you by following the instructions completely.