One of my favorite parts of my job is to discover new models. I saw Tymber's Instagram and immediately knew I could get some amazing image with her. Although she had worked with other photographers, she hadn't yet done a full test shoot with a photographer yet. So I am honored to have shot her first test. If you don't know, a modeling test shoot is a a shoot designed specifically to see how a model does with different genres and looks. They usually include, fitness, lifestyle, creative portrait, e-commerce, swimwear and sometimes lingerie. Last month, Tymber came in for her first test and absolutely killed it!
For her fitness shots, we thought we'd do something with a little edge to it. We dropped her hair, put her in some camo leggings and sports bra and just went for some big poses. We have a fax wall in the studio that was perfect for this industrial concept. She took to it like a fish to water!
You can't shoot a test without some fashion! Luckily Tymber is a natural in gowns and moved like an angel on set. Seen here, Tymber rocked some gorgeous spins that could not have been planned better. With a slow shutter and high power output we were able to get a little drag in her motion while still getting crisp sharpness. In this shot, Tymber pushed her eyes away from the light creating a dramatic expression in the shadows that I instantly loved.
Sometimes we get ideas that do not really fit into existing categories. This next set, is one of those. While Tymber getting her hair and makeup done she was in some comfortable loungewear. She had no intention to shoot in these clothes, but they really stood out to me so here we are. :) It goes to show... you never know what's going to work so bring a suitcase!
Nothing says model quite like a gorgeous swimwear set. Tymber has not done a ton of swim, but we think she rocked it. A splash of water on her hair, and beautiful two piece bikini was all it took to get these amazing shots with our lovely model.
Glam is not always a standard in a test shoot, but for Tymber we had to do it. She just drops jaws in short fitting dresses and we knew we had to go for it. This gorgeous sequin rose-gold dress fell so beautifully and was perfect for our Christmas set. (We did shoot this in December). We tried both low key and high key lighting scenarios and loved both with her.
What do you think?
We absolutely loved our shoot with Tymber and cannot wait to have her back. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Let us know firstname.lastname@example.org