Tips To Make Your Next On Location Shoot Go Smoother And Yield You Better Photos

Aug 21, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Tips To Make Your Next On Location Shoot Go Smoother And Yield You Better Photos

Aug 21, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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I know, I know, the title of the video says it’s about industrial portraits. It is about that, indeed; however, a lot of the tips and advice J. P. Morgan shares in the seven minute long clip can be applied to a lot of different kinds of photoshoots–especially those where you’re shooting on location.

Outside of discussing his lighting setup and other solid advice to make sure you’re capturing interesting, well-lit portraits, Morgan spends a good amount of time talking about the actual process of the photoshoot, too. For example, he stresses how important it is to be mindful of your client’s time, then Morgan shares with you a few tips on how to go about doing just that.

It’s like a two for one deal–you get to learn some lighting/shooting techniques, plus you get advice on how to run a professional shoot. Pretty sweet, dig in!

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3 responses to “Tips To Make Your Next On Location Shoot Go Smoother And Yield You Better Photos”

  1. Tac A Coluccio Avatar
    Tac A Coluccio

    That was a great video! Thanks for sharing

  2. Name Avatar
    Name

    So 90’s. Didnt know this kind of photography still exist. This guy is from the past, everything look like a joke. Even the video : ” i choose my lens wisely ” … a zoom ? You choose nothing.
    Everything is a joke

  3. Doug Sundseth Avatar
    Doug Sundseth

    Nicely handled shoot and video.

    I’ll add that it’s a good idea to discuss the “models” used with your customer (the real one, who gets to approve the images) well before the shoot. Depending on the use to which the photos will be put, getting “diversity” (in sex, skin tones, age, whatever) might be really important.

    Line management is likely to either pick whoever is easiest to break free or “reward” the best workers by picking them. Neither is an optimal way to get the image the company wants, except by accident.

    Further, get the buy in of the people chosen for the shoot. They didn’t take their jobs because of the chance for modeling work and some are decidedly not interested, for whatever reason, in doing modeling. It’s difficult to get good results quickly with poorly motivated talent.