When you first find a passion, wherever it may be, there is so much excitement to create. Whether that is in photography, modeling, art, or music, there is something so exciting about exploring this unknown territory of creativity.
I remember, when I was young, seeing photographs and being amazed by them. Whether it was printed photos or creative ones I found on google, Flickr, or Photobucket. But nowadays we have such an extreme influx of content that our standards for a great photograph have never been higher. Instagram single handedly has made photography an almost universal skill set that every human who actively participates on the platform feels compelled to learn and improve on. During these times of extreme influx and content overload, how can us photographers stand out and continue to create incredible photographs? How can we continue to produce photographs that live on longer than the milliseconds they linger in front of your followers while deciding if they’re going to double tap or not? As a serious photographer for the past 6 years and a more passive photographer for even longer, I have watched the transformation happen and here’s what I’ve learned about creating an incredible photograph:
Over the past 6 years I’ve probably planned over a thousand photoshoots. Some have gone alright, some good, and some truly great. During this time I’ve also followed many other photographers along on their photoshoots to see how they do things as well. The system I now follow is the culmination of everything I’ve learned. It’s what I use whether I’m shooting with a business client, an influencer, or just with friends. Here is my guide.