Location Modelling Tips
Make Easy Work of Getting Your Things to the Shoot
Bring your clothes in a backpack. Leave your hands free- bags with handles are clumsy to carry over distances, don't often seal well, and can break more easily than a daypack on your back. Ensure the pack has some kind of organiser, so your keys don't fall out when you aren't looking.
Bring Only the Clothing You Really Need
Don't pack one of every type of clothing you own. Be a harsh judge, and look carefully through your selections of clothing for the location or locations you'll be modelling in. Select the color that works best with the setting. If you're selecting swimwear or lingerie, be sure that both pieces match.
Ensure You Have Basic Comfort Items
Insect repellant and sunscreen go a long way, towards making your shoot run smoothly. Plan for where you'll be- if you're anywhere near water, it's likely there might be insects around. Bites can be anything from annoying to irritating, and definitely unsightly in the photos.
Style Your Outfits- Accessories Can Really Complete- or Destroy the Look
Sort your jewelry, clothing accessories, hats, shoes and other complementary items, and keep them in one zip lock bag per outfit so that you aren't missing an earring or necklace which is important to the completeness of an outfit.
Bring a Long Coat
A long coat can keep you warm, dry, shielded from the sun- or
prying eyes- and is an invaluable piece of kit to have on any
make the most of the experience, get awesome photos and enjoy the shoot. Spend your time shooting, and not rumaging through bags.
Wear loose clothes to the shoot- so you aren't waiting for elastic lines to disappear from your skin, and bring comfy shoes. You might be walking accross varied terrain.
What to Wear on the Day
Wear loose clothes to the shoot- so you aren't waiting for elastic lines to disappear from your skin, and bring comfy shoes. You might be walking accross varied terrain. Leave a complete spare change of clothes- including footwear- in the car. Sometimes the unexpected happens- things get drenched, or mixed up with your modelling clothes. A spare set of comfy clothes, waiting for you back at the car, is welcome at times like this. Take a look at our suggestions on what to wear for your portfolio shoot to help you plan the perfect range.