Studio shoot tips - skin impressions

Shoot tips – skin impressions

The clothes you wear to your shoot can have a big impact on the images you take with a photographer. This may seem incidental, but wearing tight clothing can leave deep impressions on your skin that may not fade in time. 

I once had a test shoot in the studio with a model who wore tight jeans to the shoot.  The impression of her jean body on her skin was so fixed that it lasted the whole shoot.  Extra time was taken in post-production trying to minimise the impression, which could have been avoided in the first place.

So remember, the clothes that you wear to a shoot can have a great impact on the final images.


Sydney Fashion Photographer


Model: Emily Doherty -

Agency: Chadwick Models -

Photographer - Matthew Elder  -


What are Test Shoots?

A “Test Shoot” is a test for the sake of portfolio building.  It gives the model and the photographer a chance to collaborate, experiment and to have fun.  It is not a paid shoot, but an opportunity for both the model and the photographer to benefit mutually.


Working with photographers - The Breed Podcast recap

Are you new to the fashion industry and looking to build an exciting model portfolio?  Check out this great conversation The Breed had with Shelli Wright - Editor & Chief of Bisous Magazine.

Some great take-home messages from the podcast include:
* ensure your portfolio has different facial expression - learn the art of showing emotion
* be positive - nothing ticks off a Shelli Wright more than complaints during the shoot
* look like your digitals - too many images are heavily photoshoped these days

Check it out below:

Breed Chats with Shelli Wright Editor & Chief of Bisous Magazine


Looking to build your model portfolio in Sydney?  Check out how Matthew Elder Photography can help you get started on an amazing journey.