By Claire Quirk
I've been modelling for about 8 years and I participated in my first shoot when I was 13 years old. I was lucky to start my modelling career in Singapore, where I found a nurturing and encouraging industry that helped to train me on the job. Over the years, I have had some fantastic experiences. On the most enjoyable and productive shoots, I find that the team (client, stylist, production house, model etc), builds supportive and caring relationships in a very short amount of time. But during the course of my experience, there have been some factors I have noted that always help a shoot go better - especially when it comes to the model's welfare on set - that clients and photographers should be made aware of.