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You should try to:
- Instantly listens to quick prompts / direction.
- Be open to any critique mid or after shoots!
- Have a decent understanding of what the photographer is looking at (light/framing)
- Pose naturally and (if in Cosplay) act in character .
- Be confident for the duration of the shoot.
- Avoid being self concious.
- Be aware of the direction of light (to avoid unflattering shadows, etc)
- Loosen up! Literally. Shake your limbs and relax your muscles from time to time.
- Avoid squinting. If the sun is too bright you will naturally squint. Close your eyes and ask the photographer to do a count down.
- Throw ideas at your photographer. Be creative.

So there you go.. If you want to make life incredibly easy for your photographer try and nail the above points.
While I'm shooting I need 100% trust from my subject. I also can't have anyone disagreeing with my requests however odd they are (unless I ask em to do something dangerous, lol).
This completely breaks my creative flow and mindset.. and can often take a while to get back.

I hope this helps somewhat. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask me here. I'll try my best to help.
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firecloak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll have to keep these in mind next time I have a shoot!
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MegaCho Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
great tips that you've written down here! thank you!
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DizDear Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I wish I could be one of your subjects, I already do those things...well except the light stuff mostly because I have no idea about that ^^;
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beethy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fly over to Australia :D
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DizDear Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I wish lol
I put all my money into costumes, so no money to fly to Australia ;0;

OMG I should ask my local con if they would fly you out as a guest <u<
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beethy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
THAT WOULD ROCK !!!!
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DizDear Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
:3 I shall ask, its not till next year though since it just ended last weekend
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Jessikafan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are great tips for me since I'm literally made of awkward.
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beethy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome !
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SparrowsSongCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
These are so very wonderful, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I'll search for modelling tips all the time, but its really helpful to hear from Cosplay Photographers! :heart:
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beethy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
No worries!! I'm glad these prove somewhat useful :)
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AmyThunderbolt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically, don't be me LOL
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
You were fine : D
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LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this!!! <3
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beethy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yay!
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Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll keep those tips in mind whenever I get around to having my friend :deblue-angel36v: photograph me. ^^;
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beethy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
I hope they prove useful to you :)
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Blow me!
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
N...no
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Vera-Chimera Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
C'MON
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bluepaws21 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
good points! thanks!
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beethy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
No problem!
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