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What To Expect

What can you expect from my *themed* shoots ? Well, while most of you would have probably done model shoots previously, many of you may not have done any commercial type shoots. There are big differences on what to expect, so I feel I should let you know before we do the shoot. 

While my shoots are not for commercial purposes, my aim is to achieve the kind of quality expected of commercial shoots, and therefore, our style of shooting will be close to how commercial shoots are done. 

Typical Model Shoots
Here, you usually have one or more photographers shooting you, and you basically keep changing your poses, and photographers keep snapping away. This could be an outdoor shoot or studio shoot. At the end of the day, there could be thousands of photos to choose from.

Commercial Shoots
In commercial shoots, we need to plan what we intend to shoot. Before we even do the shoot, we usually already have a pretty good idea on how the final photos will look like. We would have planned roughly how we intend to setup the lighting to achieve what we want, how the model will be posing, etc. In this kind of shoot, we are aiming to just get a few perfect photos. The aim is for quality rather than quantity. 

Also, given that the target is perfection, it means the time taken to shoot for just one particular shot can be very long. We may need to do many attempts before we can get the perfect shot, while making adjustments in each attempt to correct any flaws (such as: creases on the model's clothes, shadow from lights falling in places we don't want it to fall, etc). Attention to detail is very important.

And at the end of the day, you should be expecting about a dozen outstanding photos from the shoot. Please do not expect me to send you hundreds of photos ... Hahaaa ...

Also, I should note that I retain all copyright over these photos. What this means is that you cannot use these photos for commercial purposes, like selling it to stock photo agencies or to clients who wants to use them for print ads, etc. These photos are only for your personal portfolio so that you can show it to potential clients. On my part, I would also use these photos only for my personal portfolio and would not use it for any commercial purpose without your permission. I may also post these photos on photography related forums for the purpose of seeking critique from other photographers.

I just wanted to clear these things up front so that there are no misunderstandings in the future. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to working with you.