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Tips on how you can organize the perfect photoshoot

 Photo shoots are currently trending and with good reason (Image: Shutterstock)

With social media taking over our lives and people wanting to share every moment with their friends and loved ones, photo shoots are currently the in thing.

Whether you are planning a baby shower, wedding or birthday party, all this will not be complete without an amazing shoot to accompany it.

While most people have hacked the art of planning and taking good photos, for others this whole process can be a hustle of endless failures.

 Most people think photoshoots are all about posing and looking good before the camera but taking eye catching photos takes more than just posing for the camera.

Planning to go for a shoot? Here are some tips for you:

  • Set a budget

Every good thing costs money and when it comes to photography if you don’t have your own camera, you will pay for it. Although the pressure to impress might be overwhelming always stick to your set budget. Ensure you are in agreement with your photographer before they get down to work.

  • Have a concept

With every shoot you need a concept, a certain theme to guide your shoot whether you are going for vintage or contemporary looks.  Also you need to be able to tell your photographer the colours and textures you will be working with, this way they can come mentally prepared to take good photos.

 An amazing outfit and location plays a big role in your photo outcomes (Image: Shutterstock)
  • Select a location

Of course what would a good photo session be without an amazing location? A location will set the mood for your photos and you as the subject will only enhance what is already amazing. If you are not doing a studio shoot, ensure you can afford the charges your preferred location will ask for.

  • Try out your outfits

It is a cardinal rule that you should try out your outfits before going for the shoot. Outfits can look amazing in your mind but when you try them on, the pieces don’t work. Ensure all your outfits colour coordinate and match your photoshoot theme.

  • Be happy

Last but not least ensure you are in a good mood and in good terms with your photographer. When you’re not in a good mood, it will show and your photos are likely not to look good as well. Besides a photographer will also give his all to a job when you are enjoying themselves.

Tip: Ensure you eat well before going on your shoot. Posing for photos and changing into different outfits can be quite taxing.

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