This video is all about planning the photography part of the project, and how previsualizing what shot will be needed can help inform the flow of the shoot and the locations and people that will be involved.
- When you're a photographer working for a client,…that client provides you with explicit instructions…on what they need.…They'll also likely show you a layout…and any other design concepts.…If you're a designer, perhaps you've actually gone…through that process with a photographer.…If you're gonna shoot the photos yourself,…it's still worth going through that same process…of specifically enumerating your photo needs.…You've probably determined some of that…while doing the actual design,…but taking some time to revisit…your design needs can increase your chances…of getting usable photos.…
One thing that can help tremendously…with determining your photo needs is to use stock photos…as prototype images.…You might have already done this as part…of your design process.…Now, I've got here a project…for a theatrical improv company, Bay Area Theatresports.…They're located here in San Francisco.…You may have seen them before if you've watched…my night and low light class.…They're looking for a kind of general purpose,…two-sided tri-fold flyer.…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long details the concepts and techniques that graphic designers should know about in order to work with photography more effectively. The course begins with a look at logistical and legal considerations, from composing for a layout to budgeting to obtaining permissions and releases. Next, Ben tackles the kind of assignment you might find yourself taking on—shooting a variety of different types of photos that are required for a print piece. The course concludes with guidance on where to go next to further your photography skills.
- What's different because you're a designer?
- Knowing the final specs for a design project
- Budgeting for a photo shoot
- Planning and previsualizing your shoot
- Preparing your camera
- How the eye sees differently from the camera
- Shooting individual and group portraits
- Post-production and final product
- Finding the keepers