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Tips for those preparing for a photo shoot

How to prepare for a photo shoot? What should I look for first? What to take with you, what make-up to do, what to wear, how to get up … And most importantly – what you should not do under any circumstances. About everything related to the preparation for the photo shoot, read on.

So, you are preparing for a photo shoot.
Let’s start with clothes …
Visually, you can increase the length of your legs either by lifting your foot, or by using your buttocks when shooting in a bikini.
A large head in a small headdress visually increases in size.
With a thin figure, fabrics of light and warm tones can be used, as well as with a wide transverse stripe or with frequent and narrow longitudinal lines.
Blouses and skirts of contrasting colors, such as red and green, are not suitable for full models, as they visually divide the figure into pieces and emphasize fullness.
For tall models, clothes slightly longer than the knee are suitable, and with a slim figure and even shorter.
With low growth it is recommended to avoid too short clothes, fabrics with large and contrasting patterns, as well as cross sections and layering in clothes.
With large shoulders, large collars are not suitable. It is recommended to visually expand the hips due to the fluffy skirts.
With wide hips, straight skirts and skirts that are narrowed down cannot be worn. The best color combination: warm top – cold bottom.
Models with a long body is recommended that the length of the skirt is slightly below the knee. In general, it is better to wear clothes that hide the natural waistline.
If you want to hide too high waist, then fit the silhouettes of clothes with a low waistline. Wide belts are not recommended.
A stoop will hide a large collar.
With full legs, it is better to avoid tight-fitting trousers, thick knitted tights. The legs of the correct form fit dark colors of tights.
If the thin legs of the correct form, then fit stockings light or flesh-colored, as well as other colors of warm colors.
When U-shaped legs can not be removed in tight trousers, leggings, jeans. It is better to choose pants straight and wide or flared from the hip.
With X-shaped and O-shaped legs, it is necessary to avoid the flared styles from the knees. The skirt should cover your knees.
Bright colors of clothing, including bikini, are the center of the composition and form the perception of the picture, pushing everything else into the background.
To enhance the erotic effect of clothing should be either too loose or a little small.
High-heeled shoes can give a visual instability to a full female figure.
When shooting, take as many more items of your wardrobe as possible.
Hairstyle
If you have long and lush hair, then when shooting them it is desirable to dissolve.
If you have a narrow and long face, then it is undesirable to wear smooth hair, combed back hair or parting straight.
Girls with large features better to wear smooth hairstyles without bulky details.
If the features of your face are small, then you should not overload the hairstyle with separate small details.
From the massive chin distract hairstyle, the bulk of the hair which is closer to the neck, or a short haircut.
With a small chin, any hairstyles and haircuts that create a straight or, in any case, a clearly marked chin line to the temples will do.
Big nose can be visually hidden by choosing hairstyles with hair combed over the forehead and cheeks. Suitable flowing hair, or collected from the side on the back of the head.
From the point of view of sexuality, long, slightly matted hair or very short hedgehogs are considered the most attractive. The least sexy – carefully groomed, cleaned back smooth hair.
A long nose can be hidden haircut with hair combed on the cheeks. You can not wear smooth, and combed back hair and symmetrical hairstyles.
With a short nose hairstyle should be pronounced rounded shape.
High forehead – you need a straight or combed side bangs.
Convex forehead can be hidden short bangs.
With a long neck, hairstyles with long hair are desirable.
A short neck can be visually lengthened by a hairstyle that opens the ears and the back of the head, as well as by cutting the neck.
(I do not pretend to the authorship of these tips, but I can not specify a specific author, as this is a hodgepodge team … I read it somewhere, I heard it somewhere, I peeped somewhere, it came down somewhere – it happens and such)

Ways of visual correction of features and defects of appearance

Asymmetrical face
When the asymmetry of the face of the model is usually used uneven lighting. It should be borne in mind that the part of the face that is lit more strongly seems to be wider in the image. If one eye of the model is larger than the other, then this flaw can sometimes be strengthened so that the viewer thinks that the picture is so conceived: one of the eyes is squinted, winks, eyes widened with surprise … If the nose is asymmetrical on the face or the base is lowered, then the model is better shoot in profile or semi-profile.
Round and wide face
To the wide and round face go high hats, to the elongated – low with wide brim. A straight part in the hair, smoothly combed hair on the sides will give such a face even more roundness and visually make the neck shorter. Curls along the sides will hide the fullness of the cheeks. It is not recommended to open the ears.
Long face (long and narrow)
If the face is narrow and long, it is undesirable to wear smooth hair, brushed back hair or parting. To visually reduce the length of the face and expand its contour, they usually make a hairstyle, in which the mass of hair is concentrated on the sides and above the forehead.
Big facial features
Women with large facial features are better off wearing sleek hairstyles without bulky details.
Small features
If the facial features are small, do not overload the hairstyle with separate small details.
Bulging ears
If the model has bulging ears, it is not recommended to remove it from the front, without covering the ears with hair or a hat. You can also use back lighting (backlight), as the ears will shine through, and in the picture will be red and transparent.
Massive chin
A hairstyle, the bulk of which (or a hairpiece replacing it) is closer to the neck, or a short hairstyle, with the hair to the back of the head should be shortened, will divert attention.
Small chin
With a small chin, any hairstyles and haircuts that create a straight or, in any case, a clearly marked line from the chin to the temples will do.
Big nose
Big nose is not so striking in the picture, if you install the camera below the level of the face or take photos of the face.
Big nose can be visually hidden by choosing hairstyles with hair combed over the forehead and cheeks. Also fit loose hair, or collected on the side of the back of your head. Undesirable hairstyles with hair at the level of the earlobes, with partings, small curls and thin curls, as well as strictly geometric.
Long nose
A long nose can be hidden haircut with hair combed on the cheeks. You can not wear smooth, and combed back hair and symmetrical hairstyles. If the hairstyle in profile, especially for women, follows the shape of the nose, then the latter is extended. A hairstyle with smooth lines extending to the back of the head visually reduces the length of the nose, leading the eye away from it. If you tilt the head of the model down, the nose will visually significantly lengthen.
Short nose
With a short nose hairstyle should be pronounced rounded shape.
Malocclusion
With a clear violation of the bite, it is better to avoid shooting in profile, especially with the mouth open.
High forehead
Need straight or combed to the side fringe.
Low forehead
Models with a low forehead and high eyebrows in a natural position should not wear smooth hair. To hide the natural boundary of hair growth, it is desirable to choose massive, tall and lush hairstyles, as well as hairstyles with asymmetrical long bangs.
Bulging forehead
Convex forehead can be hidden short bangs.
Strong wrinkles
Wrinkles can be hidden, but you can not hide. It all depends on the ambitions and age of the model. You can hide wrinkles with the help of soft lighting, as well as a variety of cosmetics.
Loose hair
Sparse hair can be given a volume of cosmetic and hairdressing products, as well as back-lighting, in which a luminous halo is formed around the head, which visually enlarges the hairstyle in volume.
Hair, wrong or long dyed
It is better to try to hide such hair in a hairstyle or under headdresses and wigs.
Hair with a thick layer of fixing varnish
Strongly varnished hair in the pictures will give a glare when using flashlights. This must be taken into account.
Skinny figure
In the case of a lean figure, it is necessary to use light and warm tones, which visually increase body volume, and also to use fabrics with a wide transverse stripe or with frequent and narrow longitudinal lines. It is impossible to cover or expose those parts of the body that seem particularly thin. It is better to use a moderately fitting silhouette of clothes in combination with lush, volume-increasing details. It is necessary to emphasize only the winning elements: a thin waist, a long slender neck, etc. You can not wear hairstyles in the form of a chignon, smooth or very short haircuts.
Full figure of the figure

Blouses and skirts of contrasting colors, for example, red and green, are not suitable for obese women, since they visually divide the figure into parts and emphasize fullness. The most acceptable clothing made of smooth fabric with small and medium pattern.
Short stature
For visual growth, you can wear long scarves, preferably sewn from the same material as the outerwear. It is not recommended to wear clothes with short, tight-fitting sleeves, wide belts, bright fabrics with a large ornament, as well as very voluminous or dimensionless things. It is necessary to avoid tight fitting clothing fat folds, especially thin fabrics or knitwear. Small details and ornaments, contrasting colors, especially black and shiny, on a certain background will highlight the figure and emphasize its volume. White is also not suitable, it is better to use its numerous shades. With a small height can not wear hair with long hair. They should be short and, if possible, oriented upwards. Waist is best emphasized with a narrow or medium width belt to match the clothes. Transparent, thin tissue sparse structures are not suitable. It is recommended both large costume jewelry, and large details of clothes, and also V-shaped cuts of a collar, ostensibly incidentally unbuttoned top buttons.
High growth
For tall women (above 180 cm), clothes are slightly longer than the knee, and with a slim figure and even shorter. Clothes with sparse and wide transverse stripes are also recommended, preferably in contrasting colors, or with frequent longitudinal and narrow lines with small gaps. Multi-layered clothing sets, fabrics in a large cell, with a large ornament, a bright pattern of bright and warm colors, as well as wide belts, large cutouts, collars and finishes, having a length in the horizontal direction will do. Full maxi are usually not suitable, which visually make the figure even higher.
Short stature
With low growth it is recommended to use very high heels, avoid too short clothes, fabrics with large and contrasting patterns, as well as cross-sections and layering in clothes. Longer mini and maxi clothes are more suitable. Flat and wide-brimmed hats are not recommended, it is better to wear hats with high crown or high hairstyles.
Big shoulders
Large collars are not suitable. It is recommended to visually expand the hips due to the fluffy skirts.
Wide hips
With wide hips, straight skirts and skirts that are narrowed down cannot be worn. It is necessary to avoid visual accents on the hip line, and move them higher – to the level of shoulders or chest. You can not show open shoulders, which exacerbate the imbalance. Also not recommended clothing, visually narrowing the line of the shoulders, and lush, wide hairstyles. It is better to use the following color combination: warm top – cold bottom.
Long body
For people with a long body, tight-fitting trousers will only emphasize its length. In general, it is better to wear clothes of a straight or trapezoidal silhouette, products with a high waistline or hiding its natural line. The recommended skirt length is slightly below the knee.
Short body
A short body is a very successful “defect” of body build, since long legs have always been considered beautiful. If for the needs of the shooting it is necessary to hide the waist too high, then silhouettes of clothes with a low waistline or a cutting line running along the thighs will do. Wide belts are not recommended. It is also undesirable to visual division of the body horizontally, for example, with a mackerel, as in this case it does not add elegance.
Long or short arms
If the model’s arms are long or short, the posture in which they hang down should be avoided. It is better to choose a pose in which the arms will be bent or in a position where their sizes cannot be compared with the proportions of the body.
Full or thin arms
It is better to hold full hands in relation to the photographer “in profile”, palm edge forward or backward. Thin hands – the opposite. And in fact, and in another case, you can use clothing to camouflage.

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