So the advice to every model before a shoot goes something like this..
- Drink plenty of water
- Have an early night and lots of sleep
- Practice a good skin care routine
- Plan and pack your shoot bag in plenty of time
As usual, i didn’t follow any of the above. At 6am on the morning of the shoot, i had just finished a block of 2 days & three nights. Those five shifts consisted of copious amounts of tea, several ham & cheese toasties, maybe 3 cups of water and hardly one decent night/days sleep. I did however manage to cut down to two bars of chocolate and one bag of popcorn, which is a big deal for me, i have basically starved myself.
I rocked up to the studio after having only four hours sleep, which were interrupted by my smoke alarm being set off thanks to the builders of the flat below mine, smoking away.
The shoot actually went really well, even with the added threat of a bloody big spot appearing, i knew i should have followed pre-shoot advice. Thankfully the MUA worked her magic and made it disappear!
Thankfully the shoot went really well and we did manage to get some fab images in the look we were going for!
The studio itself was in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool in Make, a building full of all kinds of creatives including photographers, musicians and lots of local businesses. I could instantly feel my creative side slowly coming back to life, it made me miss being in a creative environment, time to get my ass into gear again.
So, my first shoot in a few months was a success.. now i have three more to plan for and a studio day to sort out.
Its a good job i’m a massive geek with a passion for planning, organization and a spreadsheet!