I have seen one photographer to draw a preliminary sketch before making photos. She has explained that it makes her feel immediately if the image can look well, even before preparing all the set. The mentioned photographer makes incredible preliminary sketches with pastels, trying to make the picture to the latest detail.
I am not able to draw so well... and frankly, I must confess I would´t have probably so a lot of patience for making detailed picture.
Before I have written down description of ideas with words in my notebook, now I quickly outline the idea and I add just some words like the color of objects or background.
I enjoy this way, it is faster and no one
of my ideas is "forgotten" as all these sketches are kept in notebook of ideas.