When planning any shoot, I always map it out in my mind and sometimes on paper.

  • Have a plan
  • Ask yourself questions
  • Who or what is your subject
  • How many
  • What is your subject expecting

There are so many attributes to a successful shoot for me… Lighting being one of the key components in every single shoot produced by me. I have been a professional photographer for twenty-five years and this is always my main thought! 

  • What is my light source
  • In what direction is my light source coming from
  • Is it a strong, medium, or soft light
  • How will I white balance…? I have come to find, white balance can be very much a preference
  • Do I use only one light source or many

Lighting your subject is super important and powerful… light is photography!