The Cinster checks in with a great tip. I can’t tell you how important this one is and it should be an obvious one. Check out what The Sports Stylist®, Cindy has to share about being punctual.
The Sports Stylist® Tip:
Be on time.
Sounds easy right? Sometimes you travel to other cities for shoots and they may rent you a car or expect you to take a taxi to the location. If you “think” it will take 30 minutes to get there, add 30 on top of that. Be on time or even 10 minutes early. It’s always appreciated. Tardiness is not. An entire crew is waiting on you and you don’t want to keep them from the tasks at hand.
Arrive at the location way too early? Go get a Starbucks and chill for a few minutes – better to be relaxed and early than stressed and late.
This holds true when you shooting at shows or on location for your own portfolio work as well. Many times photographers have multiple shoots lined up and if you’re late it screws the entire schedule up for others. If you’re going to be late for whatever reason, communicate with the photographer or your client contact. Sometimes things happen that are out of your control but as Cindy mentioned, it’s best to give yourself plenty of time especially in cities you’re new to and don’t know your way around. Also remember GOOGLE MAPS LIE – yes, I’ve had it happen that it showed my route should take 15 minutes when in fact there’s roads closed, construction or even a parade that will change your schedule and route.
If you’re THAT model who is late, the client, photographer and crew will remember it and it could be a determining factor on if you’re booked again or not.
Cindy has been doing some really cool stuff lately. Check out her blog (cindywhitehead.blogspot.com) to see the styling she did for a new NIKE campaign. She’s such a bad ass, we love her! Follow her on twitter.com (@sportstylist) to see what she’s up to next.