Tips to properly prepare your photo shoot

If you are planning a fashion shoot, Atelier Oost Amsterdam is the perfect location. The studio offers the perfect setting to bring your vision to life. Here you will enjoy an inspiring atmosphere and our team will ensure that you lack nothing. This ultimately ensures that your images will be of the highest quality. Preparing a fashion shoot can be a daunting task, especially if you don't know where to start.

In this blog post we will give you some essential tips that can help you prepare for your photo shoot at Atelier Oost Amsterdam. Everything is covered: from putting together your creative team to choosing models and proper styling.

Step 1: Assemble the creative team for your shoot

Photo credits: Alina Krasieva
The first step in preparing for your fashion photo shoot is assembling the creative team. This team often consists of a photographer and/or videographer, an art director, one or more models, a make-up artist and/or hair stylist and a stylist. Each member of the team plays an essential role in bringing your vision to life. Therefore, it is essential to choose people who are talented, experienced and passionate about their work.

Art direction
An art director is someone who is responsible for the visual design and appearance of a project. He or she works closely with a creative team to create a coherent visual message that fits the project's target audience and purpose. Before, during and after the shoot, the art director ensures that everything is well organized and on track. So hiring an art director saves you a lot of hassle. We wrote a blog about the best art directors with which your shoot is guaranteed to be a success.

A photographer is responsible for capturing the images, so it is important to choose someone who is experienced in (fashion) photography and has a style that matches your vision. We like to give you tips in our blog about our favorite fashion photographers, the best interior photographers and branding photographers With whom you establish a personal atmosphere.
Photo credits: Alina Krasieva
Photo credits: Alina Krasieva

Denk eens aan een goede videograaf wanneer je naast je fotografie ook bewegende beelden wilt. Of misschien schiet je wel een commercial of videoclip. Een videograaf is een professional die zich richt op het opnemen en produceren van video-inhoud en is hierbij dus onmisbaar. Ben je op zoek naar een goede videograaf? We geven je graag tips.

Het model is het gezicht van je shoot, dus kies iemand die de juiste uitstraling heeft en het gewenste gevoel en emotie kan overbrengen. Bij Atelier Oost Amsterdam hebben we een aantal favoriete modellen waarmee we op regelmatige basis samenwerken. In onze laatste campagne shoot bijvoorbeeld, stond Victoria Geno voor de lens. Het resultaat is een iconische, krachtige en fashionable campagne.

Make-up artist and hair stylist
Je MUA en visagist zijn verantwoordelijk voor het creëren van de perfecte look voor je model, dus kies iemand die bedreven is in het creëren van de uitstraling die je wilt bereiken. Er zijn tevens een hoop make-up artists die ook als haarstylist werken – door deze professionals te boeken sla je dus eigenlijk twee vliegen in één klap.

Een goede stylist is onmisbaar bij iedere shoot. Als stylist ben je verantwoordelijk voor het kiezen van de kleding en accessoires die bij de visie van de opdrachtgever passen. Kies dus altijd iemand die een goed oog voor stijl heeft en de juiste kleding en accessoires kan vinden. Ga bij een fashionshoot bijvoorbeeld voor een editorial stylist en kies bij een interieurshoot voor, je raadt het al, een passende interieurstylist.

Photo credits: Alina Krasieva
Photo credits: Alina Krasieva

Step 2: The props and styling of your shoot

Once you have assembled your creative team, the next step is to choose your props and styling. This step is crucial to creating the mood and atmosphere you want to achieve in your photos. The right props help create a visual narrative that enhances the images. Because a photo studio at Atelier Oost Amsterdam is already fully furnished, you don't have to think about this anymore. In our photo studio you will not only enjoy the most beautiful, minimalist design furniture, but we have also thought about the details.

After all, attention to detail often makes all the difference. Add a personal touch to your shoot by using our unique home accessories. Think of special mirrors, vases and pitchers, decorative wall shelves with real interior must-haves, beautiful gemstones and cozy rugs. When styling your shoot, always be selective. An overkill of photo props can be distracting and overwhelming. Therefore, look carefully at the cohesiveness of the photo studio where you will soon be shooting. Consider the color palette, texture and overall aesthetic of your shoot when choosing your props.

Styling is also an essential part of your shoot, as it helps create a cohesive look and feel. Your stylist is responsible for choosing the clothes and accessories that match your vision. It is important for your stylist to choose clothes that fit well and are comfortable so that your model feels confident and at ease during the shoot. Therefore, together with your stylist, you can create a mood board to make sure that your ideas match.

Accessories can additionally play an important role in the final look of the images. Depending on your vision, you may want to add things like hats, jewelry or other accessories that help enhance the overall style of the photos.

Photo credits: Alina Krasieva

Step 3: Prepare photo shoot: location and lighting

The location and lighting of your shoot are also essential elements that can affect the final outcome of the photos. Photo studio Atelier Oost Amsterdam offers a range of backgrounds so you can choose the perfect setting for your shoot. When choosing your location and lighting, think about the mood you want to create. Do you want a bright, serene look or a more rugged image? It's important to communicate your vision with the photographer and stylist, choosing a location and lighting setup that complements your overall concept.

Step 4: Schedule a consultation with the creative team

It is always a good idea to meet with the creative team before the shoot. This gives you an opportunity to discuss your vision and concept. Also, create a call sheet: a document often used to inform the crew of all the details. This includes the names of everyone on your team, photos of the models present, date, time, location and often details about the mood of the shoot. With these tips, we are sure that the end result of your shoot will be a great success.

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