1⃣What is a test shoot?
2⃣Why do I need a test shoot yet I have photos already?
3⃣Who pays for the test shoot?
4⃣What do I wear when doing a test shoot?
5⃣Should the makeup be subtle or a bit dramatic?
NB: This is based on what I have learnt so far but I guess it cuts across the industry. 🔶A Model test shoot is photoshoot to try different looks for the model so as to allow him or her to start building their model book.It can be 1 -3 different looks. 🔶Think of it as an investment.A basis for portfolio especially if you are in a new model market and you want potential clients,photograpghers,stylists,designers and makeupartists to see you sobs yo consider you for bookings. 🔶Spending especially as a new model in a new market is unavoidable. There are different opinions on who should pay for the test shoot .
Is it the agency or the model?🤔🤔
Some agencies pay for their models to do the test shoot then when you start booking jobs they deduct the money,other agencies pay for their models and in other cases the models pay for it.
Incase you are paying, the agency may have recommendations of photographers that are affordable ,you can also ask other models especially those working in the same market as you .JUST DONT SPEND A FORTUNE IN IT,sad that some people can take advantage especially if you have no experience and starting out😏 🔶Deciding what to wear can be tricky a times😅😅
In some cases the test shoot includes having a stylist and a makeupartist so everything is sorted out.
Incase your styling yourself you can go online and check what other models wore.
It can be as simple as a nice denim trouser and a denim coat or a plain t-shirt. 🔶The makeup should be as natural as possible not too much.