Hey Model Photography:
Wanted to share a great sample chapter from "Mastering the Model Shoot: Everything a Photographer Needs to Know Before, During, and After the Shoot" by the excellent +Frank Doorhof
Sample Chapter: "Clothing & Styling (The Most Important Things)"
Chapter Link: http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2156238
Content Sample: Prepare for the Shoot
"A photo shoot is something that takes preparation. Make sure you know what you’re gonna do the day of the shoot. A shoot that starts with, “We’ll see what happens” often ends in disaster. Yes, I know that some people always work that way and always get great results, but trust me, it will be much better if you prepare."
"“Frank, do you always prepare for a shoot?” Ummm, well, you know. Okay, I’ll be honest. No, I don’t always prepare for a shoot, however, in some ways, I do. I know my gear, I know my lighting, and I often already have some ideas in my mind that I want to work on, so when I say to a model, “Let’s go to [a location] and we’ll see what happens,” it’s different than just going there and not knowing anything."
"In most situations, I recognize the options and know how to light it to get the result I want. But, I’ve been doing this for some time, and this has to grow over time. It doesn’t happen in one or two years. So, although I sometimes go to a shoot with an attitude of, “We’ll see what happens,” I still go prepared."
"For example, we always have some sort of idea, like doing something with a motorcycle, or doing a session with balloons in a field. Often, I have sketches of ideas, even if they are not completely worked out. However, for about 95% of my sessions, I have prepared before the actual shoot, and these are often the ones that really rock. How can you do this?"
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