How to put together your photo session
featuring natural portraits in Ryde, Isle of Wight
Planning portrait shoots is a little bit like a jigsaw. Everything has to come together, all the little pieces – the clothes, location, style, and attitude.
Jigsaws are a wonderful way to pass the time, during the game you share distinctive information about yourself like your friends and what you like to do. Several hours can pass by before you know it. Putting together a large jigsaw puzzle can be such fun and a great way to spend time. But how can this simple game help you prepare for your portrait session?
Let’s take a look …
#1 – Look at the picture
When you first begin to find a London photographer and see 1000 or more on the internet it can be intimidating. How to proceed? First, look at the ‘big picture’. Just like starting a jigsaw, take a look at what you want to make. Do you need a studio photographer? Are you wanting someone who is patient with children? Or will you work better on-location with a female photographer? Sometimes it is quicker to select the photographer you can work with. Look out for 4 ideal photographers, just like the corner pieces on a jigsaw.
#2 – Choose distinctive portraits
Next, pick out one or two distinctive photographs. The ones you are drawn to or keep in the back of your mind. A professional photographer should be able to replicate a consistent approach and style. This indicates a proven track record of delivering quality to their clients. If you’re not sure what photographs you like, don’t worry the images will show up during your browsing. Especially if you use sharing sites such as pinterest.
#3 – Look for a telephone number
Use the phone. Email isn’t meant for conversations. You have more important things to focus on than composing an email to someone you’ve yet to meet. Pick up the phone and make an inquiry. An established photographer will offer a free consultation and spend time explaining the process so you’ll know what to expect. By the end of your conversation, you’ll know whether you like the photographer or not.
#4 Make it about you
During an Isle of Wight portrait session the camera can capture the likeness of a person, but the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle is you. Underneath the carefully chosen outfit or behind the beautiful location is a story very close to your heart. This is where your photographer will mastermind the session, they will conjure up a visual story of your work, life, and play. Portrait sessions come together more quickly when you work together, so share ideas.
Amanda Herbert is the premier headshot photographer in Ryde and the Isle of Wight. Known for the genuine expressions she captures in her portraits of camera-shy women and small business owners looking for expressive portraits. Contact her Seaview home studio to book a session.
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