Tips for Working With a Glamour Model

Depending on where you are at in your photography career and what genre you specialize in, you may not have a lot of experience with models on set. If you are still unsure of how to interact with a model, especially if they are a glamour model, here are some things to keep in mind. 

I love watching behind-the-scenes videos. I think there's always something you can learn from watching someone else. It may not be technical knowledge or even how to set up lights; maybe it's more about how to interact and keep your subjects comfortable to help achieve the best photos possible. 

In this video from Brett Seeley Photography, while there are some photography tips, Seeley shares various tips and things to consider regarding the model. Model Vi also shares some insights from a model's perspective, so make sure to watch the video to catch all the great advice. Even though this is more focused on glamour models, lots of the tips and advice are relevant to other types of models and subjects. 

I love that there is even a callout regarding assistants holding the light. You don't need an assistant making the model uncomfortable, which could ruin the shots. What are some other tips you have when working with glamour models?  

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Staff writer Alex Ventura is a professional photographer based out of the Houston area that specializes in automotive and glamour with the occasional adventures into other genres. He regularly covers automotive related events for Houston Streets & Spekture with some publications in the United States.

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Not my kind of photography but I like to learn. Man, these guys are real fun to watch and the model super at ease with them.