Photoshoots can be a lot of fun, but there are things that can interrupt the flow. Here are a couple things I’ve found that have helped me on shoots.
Communicate the flow of the shoot -
Let everyone know how the shoot will go. This goes not only for your clients, but for your assistants and your creative directors as well. This keeps everyone on the same page. Be prepared to answer questions.
Turn off cell phones -
Cell phone/text message notifications are distracting and annoying. Make sure to announce to turn off the phones prior to the shoot or at least silence them. I don’t personally mind cell phone photos during the shoot. I think behind the scenes photos are neat to have.
Keep it moving -
As the photographer when you feel the shot isn’t working for you don’t linger around. Cut your losses and move to the next pose, look, or location.
Talk with your clients -
Nothing kills a shoot than working with silence. Even if there’s music blasting in the background talk to your clients. Connect with them to bring out the look, pose, and emotion you want. Use jokes, stories, or talk about life.
You’ll find that most of your issues will be with communication. Make sure everyone understands what’s going on before, during, and after the shoot.
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Hasta la vista.