Four helpful tips for models to have a great photo shoot

By: Farrah Estrella

When doing a photo shoot it is very important for models to be well prepared.
Here are a few helpful tips that can make a huge difference when doing a photo shoot, whether you are working with a client or doing a photo shoot on your own.
-Nude or neutral color nails: Nude or neutral color nails are almost mandatory unless you are modeling nail polish or the client requests a specific color. Usually if they do, they will take care of it during the makeup and hair prep. Nude color nails go with every outfit and it won’t clash with any look.
-Clean hair: it is important for your hair to be clean and free of chemicals. This makes it easier for the hair stylist to work with it. No wet hair, ever!!, this can add extra time to the shoot and slow down production as well as increase production costs and time.
-Be on time: tardiness could cost a client thousands of dollars and it could ruined the shoot as well. For example, if the client is shooting at sunset or sunrise there is only a certain amount of time where he can do that, there is only a small window where the shoot can occurred and if you are late, the shoot could be cancelled or delayed, costing the client more money and time. Another thing to considered is rented space, the client may be renting the space or a prop to use on the shoot such as a car, a motorcycle etc. and needs to return it by a certain time.
Get a good night sleep: Get plenty of rest the night before the shoot that way you can look fresh and not feeling tired or sluggish. This is also going to help you avoid puffy eyes or dark circles. The last and final tip is to drink plenty of water to make your skin glow.

By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A native of the Dominican Republic, she was a previous writer for and has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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