In the world we live in, time is money — literally. Services are literally being charged by the hour and photoshoot sessions are no exception. You only have a limited time with your photographer, and you want to use that time to get as many good pictures as possible. This can be a stressful thing especially if you haven’t planned ahead. So how do you get the most out of a photoshoot session? I’ve rounded up some tips you can use to help you prepare for your next photoshoot and get the most out of your time in the limelight:
Prepare your Costume(s)
When you have a photoshoot session planned out, the last thing that you need is to be fumbling around or thinking about what to wear next. Ultimately, the time that you spend assembling your outfit is time not spent making sure that your smile is perfect. Plan ahead for your photoshoot by assembling your outfit the night before, and making sure that it is all clean and pressed. For an added bonus, set aside a couple of options for accessories so that you can quickly exchange and aim for the perfect look.
Scout some Locations
Depending on the photoshoot, you may want to be indoors, outdoors, or try both! Take a second to think about what locations might make a suitable backdrop for your shoot. Your photographer will be able to help, but the less time they spend scouting, the more time they spend making sure that you look great in your photos. So be sure to think about what places around you are well-lit and provide a compelling background for your photoshoot.
Ask Lots of Questions
Before, during, and after the photoshoot, it’s imperative that you communicate with your photographer. Be sure to ask any and all questions that might cross your mind. There’s no such thing as a dumb question on a photo set, and your photographer will probably be friendly enough to explain anything you might be curious about. Communicating and discussing the different aspects of your shoot will help your photographer understand your goals. Then, in turn, you can work together to achieve those goals. In the end, your photographer is a professional, but not a mind reader. So asking questions and communicating your goals can make it easier for them to realise your vision for your photoshoot.