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You’ve just arrived at your destination, and it’s every bit as magical as you expected. The sights, the sounds, the smells – all of it is perfect, and yet somehow you can’t escape the lingering thought that it’s temporary. In a few days you’ll return to work, and all of this will be a distant memory. Unless…
You’ve captured the moment. Now, when you’re sitting at your desk, you can look back at this photo and relive the experience again as if you were there.
Travel photos are meaningful because they allow us to relive important experiences. They let us escape the present by transporting our minds to our favorite destinations. They also allow others to share our experiences through social media.
So how can we make those photos the best they can be?
Maybe they are if you’re the model who gets to walk on set at the last minute, smile once or twice, then sit back and sip on a soy latte to await the next shot. But for those behind the scenes – especially on a travel shoot – it’s grueling, exhausting work.
There’s a ton of prep leading up to the big day. Scouting locations to find the perfect scenes, selecting the people who will appear in your shots, gathering all props and clothes needed. Then once on location, there’s the unpacking and setting up of all those props, cameras, lights, ladders, cords and more.
That’s not all. Since most photographers want to capture that perfect, dramatic light you get only at sunrise, sunset and certain times throughout the day, you’re awake...
So you've decided to become a video producer. Good for you! Prepare yourself for an exciting career filled with adventure, late-night emergency phone calls, early-morning shoot times and an impressive collection of hotel shampoo bottles. Or… maybe you’re just curious to see what it takes? Basically, it boils down to one simple mantra: Always. Be. Prepared.
Here are my top five tips on how to prepare and execute a successful shoot:
1. Never underestimate the importance of pre-production
I’m a planner by nature -- organization, spreadsheets, coordination – the idea of several moving parts all harmoniously coming together like a...