Photographers, Are You Missing One of These FOUR Steps?

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Today, we’ve got 4 steps to ensure you’re keeping your photoshoot series all in a nice neat line!

Take the scenario when you’re at an interview for a job at a magazine, or similar, youll be asked to show them a photo series you’ve shot and edited alongside your original portfolio.

The idea is that Magazines, Blogs, and similar mediums depend on consistency with their photographers.

That is totally understandable, consistency is necessary, and you should be able to provide it as a photographer.

Maybe you would need to do one photoshoot like that for free (you can photograph a friend of yours who wants to be in front of the camera for some cool project of yours) in order to have something to show to future clients.

This says to the client “here’s my style and how I work”.

When producing work which demonstrates consistency, it’s far more appealing to a client – they can see from a practical perspective, that you’re able to stick to a single task. Remember, it’s a tight world with little room for error.

If you’re just starting out a relationship with a new client, it’s unlikely they’re going to want to take any risks straight off, they need to trust you and feel comfortable. After this, you can prove more of your creative abilities within a photoshoot.

So, how do you make a photoshoot that provides a consistent result?

In order to be consistent between images for the series, youll need to keep the scene as is. This means pick a location, make it fit your needs and dont change it during the shoot.

You can change the angle a bit, but not too much so it looks like a completely different location. Of course, you can have the model doing different poses (thats the idea), however, keep everything within the theme so it can be easily recognizable as a series of photographs, instead of them looking like cool photographs that look alike.

If you are photographing in natural light, make sure you are swift enough so it doesnt change a lot. Since you need consistency, plan for the light changes ahead if you are using natural light.

For artificial light, like strobes and such, make sure you dont change the setup a lot during the shoot.

Take the scenario when youre at an interview for a job at a magazine,or similar,youll be asked to show them a photo series youve shot and edited alongside your original portfolio. The idea is that Magazines,Blogs,and similar mediums depend on consistency with their photographers. Image by Mariya TyutinaThat is totally understandable,consistency is necessary,and you should be able to provide it as a photographer.