First 2016 Hollywood Shoot
As a photographer I always learn something about the model and about myself in every shoot. This model wanted me to tell him how he should feel versus give him a scenario for him to portray & play out. For example, I told him that he should model like he’s a pop star and this is his cover art for the back of his album. It probably doesn’t make sense unless you see where we were shooting but it looked very John Mayer-ish circa 2016. There is nothing better than shooting a model that has experience and is comfortable in front of the camera aka #camerawhore.
I gave Beau a choice between listening to Breezy or Bieber and guess who he chose? Music is always a good idea while on set, it allows the model and especially me to get in to the zone. Admittedly I acknowledged that when I first started shooting models, I would be so focused on the technical aspects of the shoot in regards to aperture/shutter speed/ISO and lighting that I would forget about styling, making small talk with the model and just sweat through the entire process. Glad those days are limited now that I have more experience.