MAKE IT CUTE
Model behavior: 5 tips for the best at-home photoshoot EVER
1. Have a camera you're comfortable using.
Odds are you'll be using your phone, but if you have a super-cool cam, make sure you know what you're doing. No one wants a photographer who is fumbling around with equipment and missing that perf candid moment.
2. Pre-plan your shoot.
Cruise Insta, Pinterest and your favorite magazines to help shape your vision. Love that rustic cowgirl-chic look? Gather some awesome accessories and head out to your aunt's farm. Want to get *really* into it? Create a mood board or collection of images that set the tone for your shoot.
3. Control your scene.
You're the director, so you're in control. If something is totally throwing you off (like your brother's XBox, for instance), ask if you can remove it. A blah background can ruin any picture, no matter how fab the subject.
4. Set the mood with a playlist.
"I aim for music that goes along with the vibe of what I'm shooting," said Sean. "If it's a bright, colorful shoot, play some pop music. If it's a more dramatic shot, play something more serious."
5. Lighting is everything.
If you're shooting outside, the best time is called "The Golden Hour." This is early morning as the sun is coming up, or in the afternoon as the sun is coming down. Make sure the lighting flatters the person or thing you're shooting, and avoid direct overhead lighting. Shade goes a long way.
Do you ever have photoshoots with your friends? What are your best tips and tricks? Let us know below!