Every photographer will eventually develop their own method when it comes to scouting locations and deciding which model to work with. For Los Angeles based photographer, Van Styles, that means choosing a model first, then finding a location he feels works best with the model’s look and is appropriate to they type of shoot he’s doing.
In the quick clip below, Styles shares more details on his approach to location scouting and what he looks for in a model (hint: it’s not all about how they look). Additionally, the photographer also shares a handful of tips on working with models, selecting wardrobe, and posing techniques.
And, here’s a bonus video where the photographer touches on his shooting style and explains why he isn’t necessarily a fan of moodboards or planning shots to too much detail before he actually begins shooting. You can also take a peek inside of his gear bag to see what pieces of equipment he deems as essential to successful shoot.
[ via SkillShare ]