TFP and TFCD (Time for Prints and Time For CD images)
This refers to an arrangement between a model and a photographer
where both agree to exchange their time and efforts so both can
gain experience and images for there own use.
TFP/TFCD is an economic way for a model to start and gain
experience and images or update a portfolio. At the same time
it gives the photographer an opportunity to gain experience,
images and try new equipment or techniques.
Practice, Practice, Practice.
The old adage that practice makes perfect is relative here.
Get in front of the mirror and practice poses and facial expressions.
The only way you will know what your face and body
reveal is to practice and see the results.
Learn what your face feels like when you laugh,
frown and smile. Practice poses naked or in
little clothing (like a swimsuit) in front of the mirror.
Why you ask?
The goal is to learn how to strike an attractive pose.
Hand, leg and arm position is as important to the
total pose as the actual body pose. Clothing is baggy
and has pockets that conceal legs, arms and hands.
This practice is for you to practice not only the poses
but the learn how to position your hands, arms and
legs during a pose.
Then get some practice in front of the camera.
The more you shoot the more comfortable you will
become in front of the camera. Some models are
a natural when the camera is focused on them and
others need the experience to become more relaxed
in front of the cameras revealing eye. No matter what
comfort level you are at, the more you practice
in front of the camera the better you become and
higher the level of images that will come from a shoot.