By taking time to plan your shoot carefully, you will be happier with the outcome and will view your investment as a wise one.
Use these steps to attain the best results:
- Decide on the quantity and type of photos needed, according to how they're to be used.
- Develop a budget. Allow 3-6 weeks to plan, estimate and complete a project. The length of time the project takes will depend on the number, type, and complexity of photos needed.
- For Location: Provide all of the creative team involved with a site map or plan noting shot location, angle, props and talent needed.
- For Studio: Choose backgrounds and props ahead of time and set up a shot list according to size and complexity.
- Have a pre-production meeting with the photographer. If this is not possible, at least book time at the beginning of the shoot to sit down and go over the plan.
- Confirm with the photographer when to expect the delivery of film or digital media.
- Store your proofs and digital media carefully and always have a back up. Some photographers keep a back up for you and include the charge in the digital processing fee. Confirm this.
Following these simple steps can save a lot of confusion and enable you to attain superior results on time and within your budget.
I'm always on hand to answer questions and discuss ideas so give me a call on your next project!
Question: How far in advance do I need to book a photo shoot?
Answer: Normally one to two weeks, however, we regularly accommodate
clients with quick scheduling and turn around.
Question: When can I get my film or CD?
Answer: Depending on the client’s needs, we can process the images within
24 hours or up to 3 days