Swimwear workshops with Katie Green teach our models how to pose professionally and appropriately for their age.
Posing in swimwear as a teenage model is a delicate subject and needs to be done right. To help us do that top international model Katie Green uses her extensive skills to develop a model's posing ability. This session could easily be subtitled "How to not look sexy in a bikini”, because that pretty much sums it up. There is often a common mistake that to look good in a bikini or other swimwear item a girl has to pose provocatively, however this session shows that this is not the case and Katie gets the models looking young and innocent to show that they are still just teenagers.
It's all in the pose.
Posing in swimwear is about looking happy and natural, with the intention of presenting the outfit in a positive way, often for the purpose of selling it to other girls and women. The model needs to look relaxed and as though they don't have a care in the world while showing off the swimwear for all to see. It's easy to say but not so easy to do and requires a level of confidence that Katie can help you develop.
The young lady featured below is elite model Miss Isabel Croft. Izzie, as she likes to be known, is 16 and under Katie's instruction quickly learned some of the subtle differences about posing in swimwear.
“Swimwear modelling has played a vital role in improving my self-confidence. My first opportunity to model swimwear was extremely daunting and I felt overwhelmed with nerves. As I stepped in front of the camera I felt completely exposed, however I was quickly reassured that the whole point of modelling swimwear was not about posing and showing off my figure, but instead to be someone potential customers can relate to.”
“With this came a natural smile, just like I would have if I was spending time with my friends at the beach. My next focus was making sure my nerves weren't shown and instead show huge confidence, this in turn making the viewer want to buy the product even more.”
“As the shoot progressed, I became more confident and the results were evidently showing it, looking more natural. From here, I became more aware of how I was standing, it was best to make sure the swimwear was visible, I was guided to gently hold my hands by the tips of my fingers over the belly button. This slight change of pose instantly improved my photos, an originally awkward and shy girl was now modelling swimwear with extreme confidence, almost as if I was a different person. I no longer felt exposed and vulnerable, instead I had overcome a barrier and felt simply unstoppable. Looking back, I completely understand my nerves, yet I also see no point in them, feedback from Katie Green and others also helped me see my improvement, it was clear to me swimwear was potentially a huge part of my future and to think I wouldn't have known if I didn't give it a shot. The positive feedback continued to improve my self-belief even further and I cannot wait to see what I can do next, you can only improve.”
— Isabel Croft, Elite Model, 12 to 18 Management Ltd.
Throughout the session Izzie wore several different swimwear outfits, ranging from a full swimsuit, to the cute bikini featured here. Katie advised her on many great poses that would previously have had to be learnt the hard way. Thanks to Katie's expert tuition Izzie now has these skills to take forward in to her modelling career.
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*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.