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    I think I just landed an amateur "photoshoot"

    Hi all,

    I'm posting out of excitement and a little bit of nervousness (but mostly excitement). You see, lately I've been perusing job websites for short-term casual employment (think babysitting, retail, etc) and I came across an interesting Photographer Wanted advert. I'm not a professional in any way, but enquired for this role as it caught my eye. I was really honest and mentioned my equipment and its limits, that I'm an amateur and am passionate about photography as a hobby. But I've received a reply, and it looks like I may be committing to a real-life photoshoot! The job is for a female bodybuilder who wants some nicer images of herself, just to get her name out there and eventually delve into product promotion and competitions. This is a whole other world for me, and I am so intrigued to experience it first-hand. The catch is, it's unpaid (which is totally fine - I probably wouldn't have applied if it was), BUT she is wanting to swap photos for one-on-one personal training sessions! The irony is, I'm unfit, unmotivated, and it is totally unlike me to move outside of my comfort zone to even apply for something like this let alone take up fitness training haha. But I figured, the new year is looming, it's a great opportunity to pursue, so what the hell! I'll be meeting with her next week to show her some of my photos so far (mostly of family and friends, but she's aware of that). So if you guys are interested, I'd love to get feedback on my first images--assuming it all goes ahead--and keep you all updated!

    I am busting with excitement right now! Just had to share

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    All the best with that and Thanks for Sharing..

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    all the best with this would love to hear how you go with your first meeting
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    It's a great opportunity Min, and I'm sure it will be a great learning curve! There's plenty of online reading and advice on the net too from a variety of photographer sites re Portrait and Sports Photography, incl one I really find useful - Digital Photography School's web site: http://digital-photography-school.com/tips/ . All the best with the photo shoot (and your new fitness regime )

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    Sounds like you may gain more than photographic experience. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire M View Post
    It's a great opportunity Min, and I'm sure it will be a great learning curve! There's plenty of online reading and advice on the net too from a variety of photographer sites re Portrait and Sports Photography, incl one I really find useful - Digital Photography School's web site: http://digital-photography-school.com/tips/ . All the best with the photo shoot (and your new fitness regime )
    Thanks so much for the tips Claire! And to everyone else for the added support!

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    Wonderful times indeed...don't forget to breath
    Art thieves take the best pictures...
    CC more than welcome. Remember, I can't be offended so go for it. Feel free to post your ideas with an edit if you have time. Thanks in advance.



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    Don't forget to charge your battery before the shoot... and clean the sensor.
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    Look for clean backgrounds and even lighting.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by Cage; 19-11-2016 at 3:28pm.
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    well done and good luck.. if you need any help/tips etc just give me a call..happy to help if any is needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *~Min~* View Post
    So if you guys are interested, I'd love to get feedback on my first images--assuming it all goes ahead--and keep you all updated!
    You must ask the lady if it's okay to post some photos from you first session on AP for help that can then be used to get better photos for the second session you have.

    Good luck with the getting a bit fitter stuff. I gave up smoking in March and it's good to feel better. Step by step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tandeejay View Post
    Don't forget to charge your battery before the shoot... and clean the sensor.
    And make sure you haven't left your SD card in the computer


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cage View Post
    Look for clean backgrounds and even lighting.

    Good luck.
    Good tips, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulheath View Post
    well done and good luck.. if you need any help/tips etc just give me a call..happy to help if any is needed.
    Much appreciated! I'll keep that in mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    You must ask the lady if it's okay to post some photos from you first session on AP for help that can then be used to get better photos for the second session you have.

    Good luck with the getting a bit fitter stuff. I gave up smoking in March and it's good to feel better. Step by step.
    I'll be sure to ask first, after all, getting some constructive criticism on my first images will only benefit her in the long run. It sounds like a longer term arrangement too with multiple opportunities as she wants to get into product promotion and competitions. We will see I guess! As for your giving up smoking, that is just fantastic Mark! I'm so glad to hear that you're seeing the benefits already

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    Quote Originally Posted by tandeejay View Post
    And make sure you haven't left your SD card in the computer


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    All very valid points! I hope you're not speaking from personal experiences *cringes at the thought* but thanks for the reminders

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    Good Luck Min! Don't forget to take some oil with you to put on her skin to give that "just worked out" look . Make sure you write a list ahead of time, of what to take on the day. Do lots of research beforehand to get some ideas and camera settings. BE CONFIDENT - it makes a big difference in how your client will act around you. Take control of the shoot especially if you have some solid ideas of what you want to do but you also need to take into account of what the client's expectations are.
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    Well sound like you have nothing to lose.... well except for a bit of weight
    How exciting. Can't wait to see your photos!
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    All the best Min Sounds like a fun challenge. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikonNellie View Post
    Good Luck Min! Don't forget to take some oil with you to put on her skin to give that "just worked out" look . Make sure you write a list ahead of time, of what to take on the day. Do lots of research beforehand to get some ideas and camera settings. BE CONFIDENT - it makes a big difference in how your client will act around you. Take control of the shoot especially if you have some solid ideas of what you want to do but you also need to take into account of what the client's expectations are.
    Thank you for all the great advice! I've started looking into poses and fitness photography so I have a few ideas. I'm meeting her for coffee beforehand so we can swap ideas too

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    Sounds like a useful exchange. NN already covered the oil, maybe a water spray with a mist setting for a bit of fake beaded sweat, or is that a bit cliche
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    Update: she hasn't responded to my last messages (after organising a meeting place to review my photos and everything and then not telling me a time) so doesn't seem to be going ahead..so this was all a bit disappointing but oh well. If it changes, I'll let you know but I'm not overly hopeful.


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    You know, if you want models to practice on there will be some in your area who will work on a "time for prints basis"

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