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How to Work With Models

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Jan 24

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Working With Models

It can be tough to get a model comfortable enough to really break free into their role. As a result many people wind up with images that seem stiff and static. Today’s episode provides some great tips on how to get your model comfortable and in the zone.

 Today’s Episode Timeline

  • 0:30 -Huge News!! We have our studio
  • 1:05 – Interacting with models helps them to feel more comfortable
  • 2:20 – Showing what prop we used today for our Photo Shoot
  • 4:00 – Get  models to bring a few of their favorite things to a shoot
  • 5:00 – Interacting with other people
  • 6:30 – Go our of your way to make them comfortable
  • 7:10 – Hairstylists and Make-up Artists
  • 8:50 – Be sure to show the models your images
  • 12:30 – Get all the details in place before the actual photo shoot
  • 13:30 – Play your model’s favorite music

Working With Props

It is a little awkward to stand in front of a bunch of people you don’t know with a camera on you.  This is especially true if you feel like you have to do something interesting and look good doing it.

Providing models with something to work with will help them feel more comfortable, and take a little attention off of them.

Interacting With Your Model

A great way to take your mind off of all of the technical details around a photo shoot is to figure out everything ahead of time.

The most important thing you can do with your model is to focus on them as a person, and your relationship with them will come through in your work.

  • Chris Lane

    This is exactly something I’ve been wanting help with, thanks Aaron!

  • Ian Arneson


  • Georgiawiggs

    Stop making me love you! Such good advice- I’ve already been doing quite a few of these things :)  

  • Nick Arora

    how about a phlearn pro showing you actually shooting?  I’d be really really into that!

  • Eugene T

    The Press Pause Play video is amazing!
    So is the tutorial:)

  • Emerald Bambridge

    Perfect, this video is exactly what I need. This video is really going to help me out in the next week or so… Thank you!!! 

  • Mar

    YES! I agree with Nick Arora; show us how you shoot.

    PressPausePlay is a really amazing film

  • Yo Mama

    Finally, Aaron, an episode I can understand!  It really shows your personality, and its cool how you do the technical stuff ahead of time, and at the shoot its all people stuff.

  • Jay

    Bring five really cool things, like a stamp collection :) lol.

  • janiecakes

    Fantastic episode!  Love the Pheatured video too!  Mostly I love your humor Aaron.  I always have a smile on my face after watching Phlearn.

  • Hannix19

    I had an amazing time working with Aaron, Amelia, Yvonne & Danielle!

    We totally killed it yesterday =D

    -Hannah Rivera

  • Nicolas Manaud

    Awesome Phamily!…and awesome CAT too Aaron!! Teletransported at time 0:41 in the video!
    Hoping that he or she (?) is not missing. :D

  • Anna Äärelä

    This video was amazing! Been puzzled with this topic for so long! I already got the awesomely bad jokes, but this gave me so much more, ahah!

  • Priscilla Lumbreras Fernández

    Congrats for the studio!

  • Jenna Petrone

    Love this episode! 

  • Rhiannon Connelly

    Good tip about the music – I need to work on interacting more with my models!

  • Александр Киселев

    Slipknot is always fine music for my working process)
    I don’t usually ask) If it’s not metall i put jazz, but no way pop (it’s really killing my brains espesially russian pop).
    I’m only guy in studio who has a CD collection on top of musci cente)

  • Samuel

    Your whole lighting setup you’ve got going on there looks great at night btw!

  • Josh Loock

    “I’m super excited about everything”

    I’d say that pretty much sums up Aaron

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