Tips for Making a Photo Shoot

By Nico 2 weeks ago

To communicate anything online, it’s essential to have the right visual resources. When we speak about good resources, we’re not talking about those pictures taken with a phone with a 1 MB resolution.

No.

We mean those high-quality pictures that we know you need and that you can only get with a good photo shoot.

How to Plan a Good Photo Shoot?

Even though pretty much anyone can take a picture, not everyone can be considered a good photographer.

The pictures you use to advertise products or services take a lot of work. That’s why we’ll try to show you some things you need to keep in mind to take them yourself.

Camera

It seems a bit redundant, but the first thing you need to consider the camera you’ve got. Although some smartphones have good lenses, it’s better if you’ve got a proper camera.
We know it’s not a very cheap thing to consider and also there are some other gadgets you’ll require. The good news is that you can find a wide variety of offers online.

Lenses

This is the tip of the iceberg. A camera with no extra lenses, is it a camera?
It may not seem that way, but each shot usually requires a different lens. A picture varies a lot when taken with a wide-angle lens, a tele angle lens, fisheye, or else.

Tripod

In case you haven’t got steady hands, get a tripod. With this tool, you’ll forget about shaken pictures, but also you’ll be able to adjust the framing at your wish.
The key is discovering which tripod suits your needs better. There are a wide variety of choices where you can pick from. Some are cheaper, others more expensive, so choose wisely.
If you already think this is tedious, relax. It’s just a matter of taking with you, anywhere you go, a beautiful, 40 inches long aluminum structure.

Lights

We know what you’re thinking. “It’s a landscape shot, I’ve got the sunlight to work with.”
You are right, however, it depends on the picture you want to shoot, because sometimes it’s necessary to carry a good set of lights or reflective screens that allow you to redirect the sunlight.

Photometer

We’re closer to that moment when you can press a button and take your picture.
However, there are a few gadgets you are lacking, for example, a photometer.
What is it?
It’s a key device that allows you to measure the right amount of light that reflects the object you are about to photograph. 

Extra batteries

Could you imagine the disaster it would be, running out of batteries mid-photo shoot? Just thinking about it makes us shiver.
That’s why it’s good to have  a couple of extra batteries for all  your devices 

Extra memory cards

You need them for your cameras, and also some memory to remember this.
To choose only one picture, you need to take a lot of them. And we mean A LOT. That’s why we recommend you have a bunch of memory cards to change them without having to empty them between shots.

So, to sum up, some of the things you need for a photo shoot are a camera, lenses, a tripod, some lights, screens, a photometer, batteries, and memory cards.

This leads us to another thing you should consider.

Assistant

If you are carrying all these things with you, working with an assistant would be great advice. But, this tip is completely up to you.

Model

Who will be in the picture? Do you need a woman or a man? How old should they be? Keep in mind that the model will be related to your product and brand. So choose wisely. 

Ok.

You have everything set, the tripod at the right height, the perfect lens, your assistant tells you the parameters on the photometer, the model is placed perfectly. They display your product in the right way. The memory card is empty.

You place your finger in the shutter.

You forgot to remove the lens cap.

It’s ok, no big deal, it’s fixable. It’s not a problem; a whole different story is that cloud blocking the sun, ruining the light set up.

Relax, it’s just a matter of time. Nothing to worry about.

Time goes by, but the cloud doesn’t and the light has changed, the whole picture has changed.

There’s no way back, the day is lost and you’ll need to do the same thing tomorrow unless it rains.

This is the beautiful, thrilling, entertaining life of a photographer. Many times it’s incredible, it’s true, but sometimes it can take a lot of work.

You can choose to live this way.

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