INTERVIEWEE: Denis Scholsem
Photography Program Coordinator, Denis, is back again to share the 5 key steps for building a fashion shoot team! If you’re unsure of where to start when putting together a strong team for a hard day’s work for a shoot, here are 5 steps that will help the day go smoother.
Know your job
know whether you’re shooting indoor, outdoor, on location or studio, know what you’re shooting - all these details will help you create your wishlist, which goes onto my next step
knowing what you need for your shoot will help you be more prepared. Knowing whether you need a stylist or makeup artist is a crucial aspect of the day. This team list is essential to ensure that you are organised and that the day goes smoothly
Create mood boards
a strong mood board for all the creative aspects, such for the style of the shoot, the makeup etc. is important for the team. This ensures that you are all on the same page conceptually and visually
it is important to have a contingency plan, people tend to cancel the day before the shoot so it’s important to have a backup solution. This will make certain that you won’t be left hanging and have to cancel a whole day’s shoot
Introduce everyone to each other
on the day of the shoot, make sure everyone on the team is well acquainted as it makes the work stronger if people trust each other and everyone knows who’s doing what
There you have it! Stick to these key steps and I have no doubt everything will run as planned! Hope you have a good shoot!