Photo shoot minus five days
Sunburned skin is really tricky to effectively mask under studio lights, so the few days before a shoot you should try to keep covered up and avoid exposure to direct sunlight to avoid uneven tan, or overly red pigmentation. When you do head out, remember to apply sun block to areas of your face and body that are prone to burning.
Three days and counting
For glamour photos London is the best and it’s not just about what you expose your body to, but also what you put into it. In the last few days before a shoot you should try to reduce your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. We all know the dietary value of our five a day, but we also know the effect they can have on us, and a bloated midsection is not a great glamour look. All things in moderation, and you’ll be fine.
Twenty-four hours to go
In the final day before a shoot, it’s more about what you shouldn’t do, rather than what you should. It’s tempting to run through all those pampering procedures you’d enjoy before a big night out, such as applying the fake the tan and styling and lacquering your hair.
All of these are better left undone before a glamour shoot. Fake tan, unless professionally applied, actually makes a makeup artist’s and photographer’s job much harder, and overly styled hair makes it more problematic to attempt different looks throughout the shoot.
Sixty minutes to go
Again, relax, enjoy and anticipate. Don’t worry about applying your own makeup, you’ll have a team of stylists at your disposal who know exactly what’s going to work under studio lighting, where the normal rules don’t apply.
If you’d like to find out more about glamour photography in London, or how you can have magazine quality photographs taken, please contact me, Mick Capture, on: 07526 439 946 or email me.