Model Castings

In this chapter, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at all that went on from eight weeks before our journey right up until the final meetings and tests before departure. Take a look at our model castings and the preparation we did with our makeup and styling team before heading off to ensure that everything went as smoothly as possible.


  1. hi Karl, I feel casting a right model plays a very important role, can you please make one tutorial on what things to consider/look at while casting model for different purposes like fashion, beauty, lingerie and commercial advertising shoot.

    thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Siddhesh, that’s a tricky one! Yes absolutely the right model for the right role is very important. It has to feel right. All of the model agencies have portfolios of their models with examples of their ‘looks’ and previous work. Clients/photographers use that as an initial starting point to make a short list, from there if they are not 100% sure then they organise a casting to see models in person to make the selection. From my experience selecting the right model for a project has been down to whether I think their ‘look’ feels right for the project and if they seem like a team player as they have to get along with the whole crew. For Beauty the shots are more close up so good face structure and skin would be important. For lingerie and fashion then of course the whole body will be important. For a particular theme then choices will be made on how the model’s look feels for a project.

  2. Karl,
    I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the future of fashion photography, models and photographers. I was just visiting and came away pretty shaken. Technology is opening some amazing doors.


    1. Hi David, I took a look at and it was very interesting but i don’t really consider that fashion photography, it’s more catalogue shots and that sort of thing had been going on for years even with the ‘invisible mannequin’ shots. I think there will always be a place for more sophisticated fashion photography where the models are ‘in action’ or part of a more complex set etc. But digtial and CGI is definitely making more of an impact on all areas of photography from Car to Product work, many photographers I know are already starting to incorporate Cinema 4D CGI into their workflow. The question will always come down to economics though, how much does it cost to shoot it compared to CGI, how long does it take and which looks best. If you answer those questions then you know where it will go.

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