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1. Shot list−This is the single most important thing that will improve the shoot. Before the day of the shoot, write down what you want to accomplish during the shoot. Prioritize if you have a lot of photos to shoot. Do as much as possible before the shoot. 2. Unpack−Clamshells, boxes and boxes inside of boxes all take time to open. Do this before the shoot to save time. 3. Assemble−If you have a complicated product to assemble, make sure it’s done before the shoot. Have an expert on hand to make sure it’s put together right. 4. Clean−Dust, dirt, smudges, fingerprints and labels need to be removed to reduce retouching costs. 5. Scout location−Make sure the location is suitable for your photo needs. 6. PropsUse them to add a personal touch to photos. 7. Leave plenty of time for prop shopping; it’s harder than you think to find the perfect prop. 8. Wardrobe−Feel free to call me for recommendations on  clothing colors and style for each roject. 9. When using employees in shoots, make sure clothing is clean and appropriate. (You might not want that torn AC/DC t-shirt in your photos.) 10 Have models bring extra clothing choices. 11. Make sure your models are well groomed the day of the shoot. 12 For executive/professional portraits, make sure everyone gets the memo to show up on time and be dressed appropriately. 13. Product-in-use photos−It’s helpful to think through photos showing step-by-step use of your product. These shots can be confusing, but with careful thought and planning, you can show off your product and capabilities. 14. Sketches−Use simple sketches to better communicate the angle of views and perspectives for your products (and how you want your product placed in the image.) Also show where I need to leave room for titles or copy. 15. Tag/Marker-board−Having a part number or description in the photo is important for sorting, renaming and cataloging image files later. 16. Extras−Have extra product on hand, especially for food photos, in case initial product has manufacturing flaws, scratches or dings that will be more costly to retouch later. 17. Safety equipment−Don’t forget to show safety equipment being used properly by your professional workers. 18. Be flexible−Prepare as much as possible but be ready to adjust when things don’t go as planned. 19. If you are short handed or just unable to do all the prep work, have me do it for you.
Showing appropriate protection makes you look professional. It helps to have extras on hand--sometimes products have been damaged. Bring extras so we can choose the best. Prop shopping for the perfect items to enhance your product shots. A Tag or Marker Board can help identify images in post production and help in sorting, renaming, and cataloging photos. Product-in-use photos need planning. Unpacking product beforehand can save time during the shoot Shot List with description and part numbers Assemble complicated products ahead of time. Have an expert on hand to make sure it's right. Props can add just the right touch to show your product 19 Ways to save time and money and improve the quality of your images Wardrobe choices that enhance your image What's New!
 Dan Stultz/Stultz Photography 2016  NOTE: It is ILLEGAL AND EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN to copy, reproduce, download or use in any way the photography posted on this site without written authorization by Stultz Photography/ Dan Stultz. For permissions, call Stultz Photography.   Site Authored by Dan Stultz CALL:  630.231.9010 Call for quote 630-231-9010
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Connect with Stultz Photography on Linked In Visit Stultz Photography's Facebook page Email Stultz Photography RESOURCES  >  shoot preparation 19 Ways to save time and money and improve the quality of your images
1. Shot list−This is the single most important thing that will improve the shoot. Before the day of the shoot, write down what you want to accomplish during the shoot. Prioritize if you have a lot of photos to shoot. Do as much as possible before the shoot. 2. Unpack− Clamshells, boxes and boxes inside of boxes all take time to open. Do this before the shoot to save time. 3. Assemble−If you have a complicated product to assemble, make sure it’s done before the shoot. Have an expert on hand to make sure it’s put together right. 4. Clean−Dust, dirt, smudges, fingerprints and labels need to be removed to reduce retouching costs. 5. Scout location−Make sure the location is suitable for your photo needs. 6. PropsUse them to add a personal touch to photos. 7. Leave plenty of time for prop shopping; it’s harder than you think to find the perfect prop. 8. Wardrobe−Feel free to call me for recommendations on clothing colors and style for each roject. 9. When using employees in shoots, make sure clothing is clean and appropriate. (You might not want that torn AC/DC t-shirt in your photos.) 10. Have models bring extra clothing choices. 11. Make sure models are well groomed the day of the shoot. 12. For executive/professional portraits, make sure everyone gets the memo to show up be dressed appropriately. 13. Product-in-use photos−It’s helpful to think through photos showing step-by- step use of your product. These shots can be confusing, but with careful thought and planning, you can show off your product and capabilities. 14. Sketches−Use simple sketches to better communicate the angle of views and perspectives for your products (and how you want your product placed in the image.) Also show where we need to leave room for titles or copy. 15. Tag/Marker- board− Having a part number or description in the photo is important for sorting, renaming and cataloging image files later. 16. Extras−Have extra product on hand, especially for food photos, in case initial product has flaws that will be more costly to retouch later. 17. Safety equipment− Don’t forget to show safety equipment being used by your professional workers. 18. Be flexible−Prepare as much as possible but be ready to adjust when things don’t go as planned. 19. If you are short handed or just unable to do all the prep work, have me do it for you.
Showing appropriate protection makes you look professional. It helps to have extras on hand--sometimes products have been damaged. Bring extras so we can choose the best. Prop shopping for the perfect items to enhance your product shots. A Tag or Marker Board can help identify images in post production and help in sorting, renaming, and cataloging photos. Product-in-use photos need planning. Unpacking product beforehand can save time during the shoot Shot List with description and part numbers Assemble complicated products ahead of time. Have an expert on hand to make sure it's right. Props can add just the right touch to show your product Wardrobe choices that enhance your image What's New!
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