Agency model-testing is an effective step in drastically elevating your portfolio, as well as creating a potent network of resources. LA-based commercial fashion photographer Lucas Passmore leads this two-hour TWiP webinar, breaking-down and de-mystifying how to get fashion photography in order to take your aspiring career to the next level.
Along with this 1hr long presentation, there’s a second full hour of Q&A that contains valuable grass-roots insight into the world of fashion photography.
Some of the questions include:
When doing this kind of work (test-shoots) do you still require a proper model release or is there a different agreement that gets signed?
Do you retouch what you submit to the agency?
Should I start with Model Mayhem?
Is it required for the aspiring fashion photographer to know details of hair and make-up? Or is this something left to MUA and hair stylist?
Would you go to a beauty school/college to get a makeup artist\stylist to help there portfolio?
What if I want models for making stock?
What’s the average fee for the make-up artist and stylist?
I am not that creative, will I have to gain this skills or will I get it over time.
Is building a portfolio more important than making money?
Which retouching is absolutely required?
Are you going to do a webinar to bridge from testing to actually getting paid?
Our shoots are usually big anyway so a case for Fraternization is very low…but what about when it’s those low budget deals where it’s just you & the model…are you off put when they bring a “CREW” how do you deal with that?
What’s your “go-to” lens? What are your thoughts on mirrorless?
Any tips for finding fashion stylists?
With your experience, what are the top things that wreck images that you later when editing?
Where should the test shoots be held? Do we have to rent a studio?