I’m the only smile collector working for this website, no one else will contact you in my name and there is no one else taking pictures for me. FYI, I can’t usually contact you via the Facebook’s page so I’m usually contacting people through my personal profile (http://www.facebook.com/laurent.cosmic).
Are you doing image editing?
Not a lot for different reasons. I like the natural – no need to provide you with more explanations. And I’m not an expert on Photoshop. So, if you have an acneiform rash, I can help, but if you want to look to someone else, I’m not the good person.
before the shooting
Few advices regarding the previous days to be well prepared for the shooting.
To make it simple: you need clothes in which YOU feel “comfortable” and that YOU like. Of course, those clothes must be nice so just imagine you’re going to the wedding of your beloved cousin or your best friend, to a night on the town with friends, to the casino… but it could be also different such as streetwear, normcore, sportswear, cosplay, sexiness, glamour and sophistication, army lovers… Well, everything is possible but most of the time, I have no clue on the content of your wardrobe so I rely on your help on this matter.
Do not gnaw your nails and prepare them as well on the hands as on the feet. Nails gnawed or damaged do not showcase the model at all ...
If your haircut needs to be refreshed, go to your hairdresser a week and a half before the session.
Hair removal / depilation
If you plan a session of hair removal, it is essential to carry out a few days before the session, this to avoid redness…
Also think of moisturizing your lips. It is very difficult to catch chapped or damaged lips in post-production.
Note: Some of those advises have been gleaned on internet
the day before and during the shooting
Few advices regarding the day before and during the shooting.
What about « change of clothes »?
I have a bathroom in the studio and a beach cabin for outdoor – so it’s quite easy
The day before, drink a lot of water. Hydrate yourself well ... Dry skin does not return light; on the other hand, skin that is too greasy gives too much light.
Sleep and meals
Sleep well. Do not go to bed too late and be relaxed the same day (easy to say huh). Do not make a big meal before the session, it is better to take small snacks but do not neglect them ... A photo shoot can be very exhausting.
A few days before the photo shoot...
Train yourself to pose. Your best coach is your mirror. Inspire model poses on the web or in fashion catalogues. Important: look at every detail, the hands, the position of the legs, the direction of the gaze, the expression of the face. Often, it takes a little nothing to make a beautiful picture. FYI, personally, I often leave my models free to choose their poses - at least for the first pictures. The aim is to have a better idea of what you are able to do. I have the fabulous and now famous pink workbook which contains many poses but I like that it is as close as possible to your personality.
This site is well called smilecollector.photos, but the truth is that the most important in a portrait is the look. It will usually make picture awesome or not so great in the end.
Yeap! but it will be necessary to come to hear them – ahahah
Note: Some of those advises have been gleaned on internet
after the shooting
to receive the photos, how does it go?
What’s happening after the shooting?
I do a first selection applying post-treatment. I usually only send a first wave of pictures to see what you like or not Please note that both of us only publish pictures you have selected
How long does it takes?
The first wave is usually sent within 7 to 10 days but… sometimes it takes a bit longer Honestly, I don’t have a look the first days to avoid influence by a too good feeling during the shooting. My selection is so a bit more impartial. My method for the wave is like a zip used on our road. I post-treat some pictures for a model, then for another, for another then for the first one again… The advantage is that you’re not waiting too long to get some pictures…
What is the best way to provide you with our selection?
To make it easy - drop me a quick list eve like this one :) #solennateam
How do you send the pictures
I send the pictures in a web format using wetransfer (these pictures are low quality and signed in the bottom left corner. I send also a zip file containing the above picture and a normal one that you can easily use for your printing or some enlargement like the one in my studio.
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merci pour votre soutien de tous les jours et vos encouragements. rappel: les séances sont gratuites mais comme la photo est un hobby couteux...Thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement. reminder: the sessions are free but as photography is an expensive hobby...
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