What happens on a photo shoot?
See the attached for a detailed explanation of the following brief summary:
I show up at the agreed upon time and location with a van loaded with my gear and my crew.
If we can’t work out of the van, equipment is piled onto a couple hand trucks, and off we go in search of smooth sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, and elevators (our backs will thank you).
Even though we’ve spoken and emailed about the project at length, a location scout ahead of time, preferably along with you and/or whoever is art directing, will help me sleep the night before. This will help us to pre-visualize, anticipate surprises, plan our day, discuss alternatives, and decide which equipment and crew is needed. Efficient shoot. Surprises avoided.
Maybe this is just me, but in the event of a long day, meals are important. As well as a good time to go over the morning shots and plan the afternoon, we all need to refuel on a timely basis. In the event I work with a diabetic, for example, or someone like me who gets cranky when blood sugar is low, this is critical. I like to consider everyone's health and cheery disposition, as well as their productivity. Assuming we've not started the day too early, I recommend lunch starting somewhere between noon and 1 PM, no later, and to last 30-45 minutes. If we're going into the dinnertime hours, then refueling should happen between four and five hours after lunch.
Before our scheduled photo shoot, please download the attached detailed explanation of the above summary. Read it, fill in the contact info, sign and date, and return to me at your earliest convenience. This is to indicate that you've read and understand what you’re getting into, and that you represent yourself as the legal representative of the persons or company that is requesting my services.
And, of course, any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Looking forward to working together.