Photographers – it’s time for your photoshoot
Packing your camera bag can feel like hard work. But follow these rules and you might end up having fun.
There’s one thing I’ll never forget. My first photo shoot at Greenwich.
I mean, yeah, the model was young and beautiful. The location gorgeous. Her cousin came along to make sure everyone felt safe.
But I was a bag of nerves.
Ever since my first successful shoot (and there were a lot of failures before this day), there’s been a steady flow and ebb of portrait sessions in and around London – playing in Regents park, hiding from security guards on the South Bank, dancing in the Barbican.
Though the concept of ‘TFP’ or ‘collaborations’ lurks in the world of amateur or semi-professional photographers, organising your own photo shoot is an inescapable event. If you’ve ever picked up a camera, you’ll want to take a photograph of a model or friend or family member.
‘Photo shoot’ is a loaded word.
It’s what you do when you’re a professional photographer shooting for Esquire, all “yeah, baby”. It’s meant to be thrilling, all flashing strobes and make up artists.
But it leaves you feeling dazzled, worried and anxious.
Here’s where I come in.
So how do you make your photographs stand out? How do you get the best out of your model? What camera settings do you use?
Here’s what I do.
I have a plan.
And I’d like to share it with you. For £75.00 I’ll meet you in Ryde and guide you through the stages.
Here’s what you’ll receive:
- 2 hours hands-on tuition covering,
- where to find TFP models,
- how to communicate with them,
- creating expression in your portraits
- what camera settings to use,
- a pdf workbook with all the key notes
Add on £80.00 and we’ll meet with a model and I’ll show you exactly what I do and explain why it works. Better still, bring along a model friend and create a portfolio on the day.
So, you’re ready. Happy. Confident. Eager to share your photos with the world.
Amanda Herbert | Isle of Wight