When you’re preparing for a photo shoot, it’s good to have a vision for what you want your final product to look like. What kind of setting and lighting will you use? What about the clothing? Props? Colors? Styles?
A good way to figure out where you’re headed in a shoot is to create an inspiration board. You can do this by ripping photos out of magazines and putting them on boards, or you can simply use Pinterest!
Pinterest is my new favorite addiction. When you see a picture on the web that you like, you can “pin” it to one of your boards on Pinterest. Pins will link to the website where you found them so that you can easily access them later. You can create as many different boards as you want. After you begin pinning ideas to your boards, you will start to see a visual representation of your ideas for a shoot.
Want some examples? This is a board I put together for an engagement shoot.
You can find this full shoot here.
This next board was a board I put together for one of my workshops.
By using the board, I was able to communicate my ideas clearly to the model and to Gracylu Originals, who made the head piece.
Of course, the uses of Pinterest go on and on (I’m about to head there right now for some dinner ideas), but it’s an excellent photography tool. So what are you waiting for? Go over to Pinterest and sign up right now! (And once you’re there, you can find I Heart Faces and me here!)
Rachel Durik is a photographer located in Southwest Florida. You can learn more by visiting her photography site, Savor Photography, Naples Wedding Photographer, the Savor Facebook page, or by attending her London photography workshop or online Photoshop and Lightroom classes.