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Putting together an independently produced photoshoot for the first time? Or are you looking for new and improved ways to refine your process? Our tips below will set you up for success and provide insight about how to execute a photoshoot you’re proud of.
Lifestyle shoot by Mathieu Young.
Have a vision
It all starts here. Your job as an artist is to find a way to translate your ideas, experience, passion, curiosity into imagery that inspires your audience.
Start with the end in mind. Imagine you have successfully completed this photoshoot. Ask yourself these questions:
- Who would you ideally like to see these photos (“everyone” is a bad answer. Get specific.)
- How do you want your audience to feel after they’ve seen these photos?
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Sometimes we need so inspiration to keep focused. We gathered a few of our favorite photographer quotes from four of our idols to keep us thinking and shooting.
“I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.” –Ellen Von Unwerth
“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” –Diane Arbus
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” –Henri Cartier-Bresson
“The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.” –Robert Mapplethorpe
By now you’ve heard that Kodak is bringing its legendary film stock Ektachrome back into production. We can’t wait! Why not Kodachrome too? KODAK explains that the skills required to successfully develop Kodachrome have been lost when the film stock was discontinued. Here’s to hoping that Ektachrome sees the same return to usage that vinyl records and analog cassette tapes have enjoyed in recent years.