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5 Top Tips & Advice For Photographing Multiple Models (NSFW)

5 Top Tips & Advice For Photographing Multiple Models (NSFW)

By Penelope Purple | Photography Techniques| 19th November 2019, 12:45 | 19 loves | 6 comments | 3 min read


You may be considering creating a multi-model photoshoot in the future, and rightly so! It's a great challenge as a photographer and the process will be sure to test you, improve your skillset and broaden your portfolio range. This kind of photoshoot, however, would benefit from having adequate planning and forethought to really get the most out of this experience. A clear vision and a keen eye for the details will really bring the most out of your images!

Here are some insightful videos to whet your appetite!

This is a great behind the scenes video by photographer Sophia Carey that inspired these tips: 

Another inspirational behind the scenes video by photographer Irene Rudnyk on a photoshoot with 6 models: 

 

If you enjoyed these videos be sure to check out their pages and share the love! Scroll down to read the top 5 tips to consider when photographing multiple models. 

 

 #1 Gaps and shapes between models matter

Gaps and shapes between models can add dimension and areas of interest to your image, but they can also detract from the final impact of your photo if you're not careful. This is probably down to personal taste but tightening up the gaps between models can really bring your image together and give it more cohesiveness.

 

 

#2 The importance of coordinated clothing

Coordinate the clothing of the models! Keep in mind that your clothing choices between models and location will always have an impact on the overall feel of the final image, a cohesive style creates a more elevated and professional look.

 

 

#3  Encouraging interaction between models

 Encourage interaction between your models, whether that's talking, leaning on one another, or holding each other in some way keeps the image natural and free-flowing.

 

 

#4  Eye contact variation

Vary eye contact, have your models looking in different directions to play with the points of focus of the image, it can give your photo some much-needed variation and add interesting aspects to it.

 

 

#5 Use dynamic poses

Dynamic posing! Get creative with it and have your models working on different levels, and making use of their bodies in an engaging way to draw the viewer in and increase interest.

 

 

Such wonderful photos! Have they inspired you to start creating a multi-model photoshoot of your own? Please let us know in the comment section below if you agree with these tips or have any more tips of your own that could help other models and photographers with their upcoming multi-model photoshoots!

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Comments

photo2 said...

Music in video!s far to loud, Over powering the voice. But the photography work spot on, Some good tips Thank you

Oh wow! These are so helpful, thank you. And I completely agree with all your clever points. It was a really lovely surprise seeing my image on here. I was really enjoying the blog and then I scrolled down and my eyes popped! Thank you so much!

Pfpics said...

Thank you, I'm doing a duo shoot in few weeks and the ideas in the first video are very helpful

Nice examples yes,but shooting a group of models at an average £35 ph ,plus possible studio fees on top could prove rather too costly for most.

Russ Freeman said...

I've shot with multiple models a few times and it has to be said that it's often like herding cats. My top tip; Count to three out loud and then push the shutter so everyone is ready.

Interesting and fabulous examples