Are you familiar with the quote “spray and pray” in photography? I think we’ve all done it, at least when we first started out. You take pictures, lots of pictures hoping that by magic you get that good shot through luck. It happens make no mistake, but rarely. Let me recommend an alternative………..
Do it with purpose. Before your next shoot and during your shoot keep asking yourself the following questions.
Why are my shooting?
What are my shooting?
What makes it unique?
What am I trying to say?
What is the concept?
What is the setting?
What angles will I shoot from?
What kind of light will I be using?
What type of light diffusers will be ideal?
By doing so we give the whole experience a sense of purpose, a direction. Thereby controlling the whole experience. Brooke Shaden (check her on instagram) gave us a template to start with, she recommends we consider the following when coming up with a concept for a shoot. They are:
I think that they are a great starting point for any shoot and we should consider them when next we are shooting. So for your next photography session you may want to consider or incorporate these suggestions. So get out there and start shooting.