In a nutshell, on a shoot, you’ll start fully clothed, and progressively get naked, revealing as much of yourself as you feel comfortable (however, our lowest “posing level” is completely nude).
The schedule for the day is like this:
Common to both Stills and video components of a shoot
The first shoot you make with us, you’ll be the only model (you can choose to do shoots with other models after that if you wish).
First up, you’ll chat with Shoot Producer on how it’ll work, what you’re comfortable with, your ideas, and their ideas on making an awesome shoot.
Only the second half of Stills / Video section will be at the highest Posing Level (how revealing you’ve chosen to be in this shoot). For example, say you’re comfortable only being nude, legs together the whole time (totally cool, btw). The first half of Stills session, and in the first half of Video session, you won’t be nude at all – you’ll be fully clothed, or slowly getting nude. The second half of stills and video, you’ll be entirely nude.
In both Stills and Video sections, input from you is always welcome – the best shoots happen when the model and Shoot Producer collaborate!
There’s a lunch break (we pay!) between Stills and Video.
Specific to Stills
In the Stills, the Shoot Producer will direct you into poses (many of the images you see on these pages were created on solo model Stills shoots). The stills component is usually first on the shoot day, and goes for 3.5 hours or so.
Specific to Video
While the Stills component is more about poses, the Video component is more free-flowing, and more focused on moving around and talking than on static poses. The Shoot Producer will ask a bunch of questions about your life experiences (it’s no problem to pass on questions you’re not comfortable answering – we’ll edit that out).
The video component is usually second on the shoot day, and goes for 3.5 hours or so.
For a lot more specific detail and examples on what models are asked to do on a Solo shoot, we have a page for our Existing Models, What am I expected to actually DO in a solo shoot? On the same site, we also have a thorough illustrated description of the shoot day, What happens when I arrive for my first shoot?