The Art of Planning Your Photo Shoots


posted on 15th of june, 2009

Have you ever wondered how long it takes for a pro (team) to produce a series of stunning shots (and why)? If not, then I'm sure you've at least wondered why your shots aren't (always?) as good looking as they are in your head. The key to answering both questions is as simple as the word many artists don't really like (perhaps even hate?): planning.

First things first. Why is it important to plan your photo shoot? Mainly because it will save you time. Secondly, it will allow you to think through what you'll be doing in a quiet environment, which will lead to you actually enjoying it much more, rather than (freaking out?) being stressed about "What pose should I shoot next?" Lastly, it will allow you to deliver images with a much better technical execution but moreover - images with...

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Posted by Grobledo on January 10, 2010
Fantastic article, very helpful!!
Posted by Scottysally2 on January 08, 2010
Thank you for sharing this useful information. I am new at this game, so every tip helps.
Posted by Freedomphotos on July 09, 2009
Thanks for all your ideas. I am contemplating model photography (purely amateur at this stage) and feel it would be a good idea to 'start off as I mean to continue' I would like to become proficient in portraiture.



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