Are you wondering how to get the best possible makeover and give a killer pose in your professional photoshoot in London? It’s not everyday that you end up hiring a photographer to get some great shots done in a studio. Here at GK London, we have come up with some great preparation tips for your professional photoshoot. Whether it’s for your modelling portfolio or a professional photoshoot with your family and friends, you want to make the most out of it.
WARM UP & BREAK THE ICE
It’s completely natural to feel nervous when you confront the camera. You don’t need to be a professional, a model or an actor to strike a killer pose. At GK London, we get a lot of people coming in saying things such as, “I don’t know how to pose, I’m not a model” or even things like, “I look weird and uncomfortable”. Well, the camera captures what is in front of it, so it’s best to remove all nervousness before you start, as it can easily be detected in your photos. Loosening up with some exercises is the best way to let go of yourself and relax your state of mind. The day before your shoot, take some time off from everything for a while, stand in front of a mirror and embrace your body, your face and all of your individual qualities. The best way to do this is to talk to yourself and tell yourself who you are and how great you are. This can do wonders for the self-esteem. While you may not be Naomi Campbell or Kate Moss, they are great inspirations to look at to get some ideas and looks. Try to get an idea of your favourite poses and angles that suit you.
Secondly, do the Vogue routine! We are going to take you back to 2014’s legendary fashion journalist and Vogue editor Hamish Bowles’ short film, Cover Girl, starring American actress, Lena Dunham. While not all of us were born to be models, this fun Vogue routine will get you started on how to perfect the best possible pose for you. In the film, Lena Dunham plays an anxious woman preparing for her Vogue cover shoot as she struggles with posing. She calls Hamish for help and he comes up with the best routines that help loosen up the anxiety and get warmed up for the best cover shoot.
GET SOME BEAUTY SLEEP
We know that the legendary Hamish can’t go wrong on how to strike a killer pose, but it’s important to remember not to over exercise and get worn out to the point that you will feel tired the following day. Instead, make sure you get as much rest as possible so that you feel fresh, energetic and positive on the day of your shoot.
THE BIG MAKEOVER
Every once a while in a girl’s life, there comes a time when we need a big makeover. Something new, something fresh to give us a new lease of life. Here at GK London, we are specialists in giving the complete makeover experience in London. So before your makeover, always remember to tell your beautician and hair stylist about yourself. You might be one of those girls who blow dries and washes your hair everyday, or you may just spend a lot of time styling your hair in general. Our beauticians will be able to work with you every step of the way to achieve your ideal look. Remember, you are leaving the studio with a new haircut, and this will be the first thing people notice when they see you, so we will ensure your new look makes you walk out with a strut in your step!
POSE OF THE DAY
We all have secrets, don’t we? We are all individuals. When you step in the studio for a photography session, the most important thing is to be yourself. There is nothing more greater than being yourself. Show who you are to the camera. Funny, playful, serious or sexy – how you feel is what matters the most. Sometimes a photoshoot can show other facets to your personality, You may happen to be the more reserved type, but you could have the urge to dress and portray yourself as an exuberant rock chick, although this doesn’t mean that that is who you really are. You might have a tom boyish personality, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fulfil your inner-most desires to dress as a princess! You need to bring out what’s inside of you and to liberate yourself, as that liberation will give you ‘your pose of the day’. That’s how you can give your personal best when you come for a professional photoshoot in London.