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Jan 04, 2017 20:10 |  #1

How much time do you usually spend with a model while photographing them?




  
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Jan 04, 2017 20:29 |  #2

1-2 hours depending on how many wardrobe changes/looks I want


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Jan 04, 2017 20:29 |  #3

If the model is arriving with hair and makeup done, I figure about 2 hours. If my HMUA is working with them before the session I allow an additional hour. I guess it all depends how many images you plan to deliver as well, if you are working with models that know how to pose or with someone that is doing this for the first time. But 2 hours usually gives me more then enough time.




  
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Jan 05, 2017 12:43 |  #4

Anywhere from 1 to 4 hrs.

The question I first ask is "what is the objective of the session?" If the session is to enhance an existing portfolio, generally this is a 1-2 hour session. If the model is shooting to start a brand new port, the time is generally in the 3-4 hour range. Of course, it's important to have locations that can support variety in the longer sessions both for scenic backdrops as well as different types of wardrobe.


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Jan 05, 2017 17:21 |  #5

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Anywhere from 1 to 4 hrs.

The question I first ask is "what is the objective of the session?" If the session is to enhance an existing portfolio, generally this is a 1-2 hour session. If the model is shooting to start a brand new port, the time is generally in the 3-4 hour range. Of course, it's important to have locations that can support variety in the longer sessions both for scenic backdrops as well as different types of wardrobe.

Yeah, this. What's the goal?

I can shoot 15 subjects in an hour, or I can shoot one model for three hours.


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Jan 05, 2017 18:08 |  #6

Thanks for the replies. Just wondering how long is commonplace.




  
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Jan 05, 2017 19:34 |  #7

Anyway. Generally speaking: One somewhat-experienced model, two or three outfits, only slight set/lighting changes, we can do that in about an hour, maybe hour and a half. That's assuming my set and lighting are 95% ready when the model arrives.


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Jan 06, 2017 18:09 |  #8

nathancarter wrote in post #18234800 (external link)
Anyway. Generally speaking: One somewhat-experienced model, two or three outfits, only slight set/lighting changes, we can do that in about an hour, maybe hour and a half. That's assuming my set and lighting are 95% ready when the model arrives.

That's about what I was thinking. Thank you!




  
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Jan 06, 2017 19:50 |  #9

Depends. Usually 2 hours if we're just shooting at the studio, but if we're going to multiple locations like today: beach, lunch, then studio...then it can be as long as 8 or 9 hours. Crazy makeup and hair (shooting beauty for example) can also drag out shoots for hours on end.




  
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Jan 08, 2017 09:30 |  #10

I plan on 2 hours, but if there is a good rate for the another hour, then I book three. The last two shoots have been more relaxed with that extra hour, and still I got most of what I wanted from the shoots.


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Jan 10, 2017 19:01 |  #11

Thanks to everyone for the feedback!




  
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Mar 01, 2017 14:39 |  #12

I book models for either a half-day or full-day shoot. A half-day is 4 hrs not including the time the model spends with the MUA.


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Mar 08, 2017 08:36 |  #13

The model generally needs an hour for hair and make up. I plan on another 2-2.5 hours for three looks unless we plan on a far away location.


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Mar 09, 2017 21:24 |  #14

AxxisPhoto wrote in post #18289022 (external link)
I book models for either a half-day or full-day shoot. A half-day is 4 hrs not including the time the model spends with the MUA.

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Mar 09, 2017 21:24 |  #15

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The model generally needs an hour for hair and make up. I plan on another 2-2.5 hours for three looks unless we plan on a far away location.

Thank you. All these comments sound reasonable to me.




  
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