one to one shoots

Further develop your skills with One to One shoots.

Once you have had your first Modelling Workshop you need to continue to develop your modelling skills. Throughout all your workshops and training sessions with us we will monitor your progress and look for the areas where you are strongest as well as areas where you need improvement. It's these skills we will work on during your One to One shoots.

So, What Are They All About?

As an example, some new models my find it difficult posing with a natural smile to camera. Alternatively, it may be working with props, or work showing different emotions. Well it's these sorts of things that are attended to in your One to One shoots.

It is quite possible that you will attend more than one of these shoots, depending on what needs updating on your portfolio. In fact, most of our models will do at least one of these shoots a year, sometimes two, to focus on particular outfits or maybe repeat a previous outfit but make it better with developed skills.


As with all your shoots, outfits are important. The exact outfits you bring with you will of course depend on what it is we are working on and as such can be extremely varied. The emphasis in the One to One shoots is of course the posing, that's what really matters.

In One to One shoots accessories play a more important role than before. They are often used as props during the shoot, especially if the shoot has a more commercial theme.

Live feedback.

During nearly all your studio-based photo shoots and workshops you will benefit from our live feedback system. In the studio there is a screen which displays the photos being taken in real time. This enables the team to give you feedback on the photos being recorded and helps you to understand exactly what makes a good photo, and perhaps more importantly what makes a bad one!

“One to one shoots allow you to gather all your experience and put it into style! You can put your ideas from other shoots and make it your own. They also allow you to think outside of the box and challenge your imagination! It is also an opportunity to fill the missing spaces you may have in your portfolio and improve and better yourself as a model. With the support of 12 to 18, you can also experiment with different props, backgrounds and outfits. I really enjoy one to one sessions.”

“Personally, every one to one I book is always a challenge. I gain quite a lot walking away from these shoots, if it’s just how to simply move my hand to make the picture look that bit better or a different hairstyle. I make the shoots my own and that’s what I like about it. You can be yourself, express yourself to your peers and show off your skills!”

— Shannon Owen, Elite Model, 12 to 18 Management Ltd.

Photos, photos, photos.

Of course, during all your stills related shoots there are many photos taken. All the photos taken during your studio-based shoots are uploaded to the private area of our web site called the Media Library, for you to view and it's these shots that ultimately make up your portfolio. However, it's not all about the portfolio, it's about learning. By seeing all the photos from your shoots, not just the good ones, you learn what looks good for you, but more importantly what doesn't. That way on your next shoot you will know to avoid certain positions or even complete poses because they simply don't look good.

Because of the wide variety of subjects that can be covered in a one to one shoot there are many different lengths of shoot available. The most frequently booked is a two-hour shoot as this allows for several outfit changes and subjects to be covered. However, If you have something more elaborate in mind then you may want to book a longer shoot. The shorter versions are available for if you want to address one thing, such as getting a new head shot perhaps.

The workshop cost for this type of workshop are shown below.
Workshop typeDuration (minutes)DepositCost
Two hour one to one shoot120£40.00*1£140.00*2
Three hour one to one shoot180£40.00*1£175.00*2
Four hour one to one shoot240£60.00*1£210.00*2

*1The workshop deposit, if any, is payable at the time of booking, with the balance (cost minus deposit paid) being payable on the workshop due date, which is usually 7 days before the actual workshop session.

*2Included in the cost of this workshop is the right to use of all media recorded, still images, or video, while represented as a model by 12 to 18 Management Ltd. This includes the downloading of images for personal use. The only limitation is that you cannot use any media from these workshops for representation by other agencies, and should you leave 12 to 18 Management all right to the media recorded ceases immediately.

What's next?

Once you have developed your skills in the studio then it may well be time to venture outside for a location shoot or maybe try something different and experiment with video.