Swimsuit Modeling is one of the most popular types of
modeling. Just look at what Sports Illustrated calls their best
selling gimmick every year. Here are some tips if you are going
on a swimsuit shoot!
*Stick your booty out to accentuate your curves. Be conscious
of the 'S' shape you want to be producing.
I stress this even when doing Lingerie which really if the
*Barbie toes! Always point your toes. Even if you're in the
sand and your toes are hidden. It's good for posture.
Makes you look longer and Slender and shapes your legs.
*Arch your back. This is especially important when lying on
Grooming and Preparation
Even when you're skinny, you should suck your belly in just a
bit, not to the point where rips show, but tighten your
stomach muscles and it will make you look better.
Just not too much to show the stress on your face.
Think angles, and curves with your body. Try different
variations of curving/arching your back if you're laying down.
If you're known to blank out when thinking of different poses,
print out a bunch of cool pose ideas and keep them handy
during the shoot for ideas
edit: drink plenty of water the night before and day of, make
sure you get good lotion on your face before you put your
makeup on, try not to have tan lines, or at least make sure
your tan lines match the suit you're going to be wearing.
Make sure to shave the night before so you don't get redness.
And if you still have a little redness around the bikini area,
a little concealer will help. (don't always rely on the
photographer to use photoshop for every little detail!! They
spend hours...I mean hours on editing)The only note I have is if you need to get rid of the
hair on your bikini line by shaving, shave the night before by
shaving with the hairline at first, then against. Apply an
anti-irritating deodorant after shaving to help prevent bumps
Um...bring different bathing suits! Do your nails! (Usually a
neutral color that matches with what you are wearing)
Stay away from White and really light color bathing suits that
will over contrast in the sun.
Bring a small mirror/lipgloss to walk around with if you're
shooting in the sun. Usually a photographer is worried about
other stuff than your makeup smearing or wearing off so a
quick 2 second check every now and then can make a
difference!! (one time we shot like 200 frames that were not
very useable because the model had one raccoon eye from
accidentally rubbing it and the photographer didn't notice
Do not wear a bra, panties, sunglasses or any tight fitting
clothing before the shoot as it will leave marks on your skin
when you're wearing the bikini.
of my pet peeves is seeing models wearing stripper heels when
they are posing for a designer or a commercial website
intended for marketing the swimsuits. And posing with your
butt sticking out and pouty expressions is totally out of line
with that concept, as well.