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Swimsuit and Bikini Modeling
Many admire the pictures found in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. It is the largest circulation of the Sports Illustrated publication and the most money-making Issue for the company. But have you ever wondered why the swimsuits look so gorgeous? How are you able to deliver such a sensual swimsuit picture? What does it take to have a successful swimsuit photography session? Obviously, it takes more than finding a sexy swimsuit to generate a gorgeous swimsuit photo.
Who is the Perfect Swimsuit Model?
It does not take a supermodel or a specific age to model swimwear. There are females out of the ideal model industry body shape or 20-something age group who look incredible in swimsuits. Tennis star Serena Williams is not your stereotypical female swimsuit model, but her swimsuit photos look stunning. She posed in a white bikini for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2003. Her photo got her the cover. She was perfection. Her body highlighted with perfect lighting, her make-up flawless, and hair flowing seamlessly with the shot. She looks sexy, confident and beautiful. She is a prime example that fitting outside of the model industry norm still results in a picture oozing sex appeal. And the key is having the right team of professionals around you.
What Makes an Impressive Bikini Photograph?
It does not take a specific body shape or age to make an impactful swimsuit photograph. It takes more than a sexy swimsuit. You need to find a professional, experienced swimsuit photographer, ensuring your picture will be elevated to magazine standards, even if it is for private use. There is nothing wrong with wanting the best out of a swimsuit shoot, regardless if the shoot is for your personal use or not, and your connection to creating such perfection is through your photographer.
Find out if your photographer has done similar swimsuit shoots before. For instance, if you are looking for a sexy, men’s magazine swimsuit style shoot, then select a professional swimwear photographer who has already achieved that look with other clients. If you need a fitness bathing suit photo session completed for fitness competition, then find a professional swimsuit photographer who handles fitness modeling clients too. The more diverse the selected photographer is in these types of modeling, the better shots you shall receive.
A professional swimwear photographer that has shot swimwear, bikini, glamour, boudoir, and fitness photography truly understands the best angles and poses needed to create the perfect shot with the right amount of sensuality. Furthermore, a professional swimwear photographer will conduct a consultation with you days, if not weeks, prior to the shoot to discuss the type of picture you wish to portray. Think about if you are looking to generate a beach-surfer girl look, Bo Derek throwback or a straight-forward bathing suit photograph for a fitness competition. These details should be discussed prior to the shoot. Additionally, the consultation will provide direction the professional photographer will communicate to the make-up artist, hair stylist, wardrobe consultant, and lighting director.
What Poses are Suitable for a Swimsuit?
There is no simple answer to this question. It depends on the purpose of the photograph. Your photographer will provide you with ideas, but look at pictures and find samples of ones you prefer. The classic Victoria’s Secret pose is one where you stand against a supporting prop, arch your back against it, and lift your butt off the object, revealing your butt and front while turned slightly sideways at the hips. This is a great pose if you are going for something sultry. If you like the men’s magazine photographs, there is always the swimsuit model with one hand pulling down the side of her swimsuit bottoms in a teasing manner. All of these are great looks if you are presenting this to your man afterwards.
If you are a print model and need more versatile shots than a come-hither sexy ad, think about the female audience. For instance, if you advertise perfume and the shot requires you in a bathing suit, then consider your audience. What would sell the perfume ad appeal to women in a non-sexual, glamorous way? This will alter your pose. You will not arch your back and tug at the bottom half of your swimsuit. Instead, you may stand with your arms crossed over your head with your face directly into the light. If you are able to switch from a vampy swimwear style for men’s magazines to transforming into a female suited for a print catalog, then let the photographer know you wish to do both. The more shots you produce, the better chances are of landing auditions for both gigs.
Think about what your favorite features are and ask the photographer the best ways to highlight these attributes. He/she will know the best position, lighting, and route to go achieving the most amazing, gorgeous and sexy swimsuit photo ever.
To get the best bikini photograph or a swimsuit picture, talk to a swimsuit photography professional today. Ask questions. Do not be shy. This is your swimsuit photo session and you want it the best it can be. Thus, if a photographer provides ample information to absorb and exhibit in your photograph, the better the picture will turn out.