We all love the feeling when everything goes smoothly. You might not realize it but preparation helps things run with ease. When you are thinking about your next photoshoot here are 6 things you must do.
DEVELOP A MOOD BOARD
Photography is a form of art and when working with others you have to share your vision with them, a mood board does just this.
It will help you show the photographer the vision you have for your photoshoot.
Your mood board should contain wardrobe outfits makeup and hair looks even location ideas. Keep in mind you are showing your vision to others so it can be as detailed as you would like it. Using online magazines and websites can help keep your ideas easy to send and share in a email to the photographer. Also, you can save your virtual mood board to your phone or device to keep it with you while on set.
It is time to find a photographer that you want to capture your vision. Using Instagram and ModelMayhem are great sources to find photographers in your area. These platforms allow you to find photographers, view their work and contact them easily. Once you have found a photographer you can contact them and share your vision board with them.
CREATE A PURPOSE
Set a purpose for your shoot. This might sound weird but trust me. It helps set a goal in your mind so that you aren’t just winging it but you are in front of the camera.
With a goal in mind you have a mission and you know what you are expecting to get out of your photoshoot.
When investing in your business, portfolio or blog you want to make sure you do everything you can to receive the best results. Having a purpose in you photoshoot will keep you focused on the big picture.
PACK YOUR BAGS (24 HOURS PRIOR)
Now time to start packing your bags with the items you will need for your shoot. Making sure you have the essentials such as outfits, shoes, and makeup. You might have a wardrobe stylist and makeup artist working with you in your photoshoot. It is always a safe practice to bring emergency back-up of things just in case something crazy happens.
If you haven’t started already you need to start today! Start adapting healthy choices into your diet and lifestyle. Drink plenty of water before your photo shoot to help your skin look radiant and refreshing. Get a nice workout in before and make sure you take care of all of the other personal hygiene items on your list such as shaving and exfoliating. Get plenty of rest the night before. You want to look and feel your best the day of your photoshoot.
Do not be late. Try your best to arrive 15-20 minute prior to your scheduled time.
Arriving early gives you time to breath and reset before meeting the photographer. This shows the photographer and everyone that you are working with that you are a professional and you value their time. So you will pretty much look bad-aspen! This gives you time to introduce yourself to those who you are meeting and working with for the first time.
So you can shake hands and give free hugs!
Well there you have it my 6 most important photoshoot preparation items. Each item is important and speaks volumes about you when you are working with others in the industry. Plus, it helps you feel more confident in yourself without any extra things to worry about on this exciting day.
Don’t leave without grabbing your free photoshoot preparation checklist and use it on your next photoshoot!