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Someone directing your shoot

Simon Young is off-lineSilver Member
29 February 2012 04:27
Allinthemind
Photographer
Allinthemind
Location
United Kingdom
Gloucestershire


Is this any different from a movie scene? Where the Director will rehearse with the actors and then the First Assistant will actually shoot the scene.
In the "Information Age", continued ignorance must be a choice motivated initially through inherited beliefs.


Ross McKelvie is off-line
29 February 2012 06:20
Photoflash
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
London
Maida Vale

If you are being very well paid for the shoot the art director should know exactly what the client wants, the photographer just records it and sets the lighting.
Although, I remember a shoot for a client I knew, the art director had strange ideas and I thought "they wont like this" and they did'nt, so it was a reshoot. I got paid twice.


Paul Riddell is off-line
29 February 2012 14:39
riddell
Photographer
riddell
Location
United Kingdom
Hertfordshire
berkhamsted

Nothing wrong with working with an art director as long as they know what they want.

I've shot many shoots like this in the past.

Sometimes its really good if you work with someone good, because you can really bounce ideas off each other.

But working with an inexperienced person is a disaster. I usually be a bit forceful and steer them in the right direction. Afterwards I almost always get an apology and plenty of praise when they see how much better my directions went in.

Paul.
www.photographybyriddell.co.uk
www.photographybyriddell.co.uk


Profile Pictures is off-lineSilver Member
29 February 2012 14:54
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictures
Location
United Kingdom
Suffolk
Bury St Edmunds

It's not likely to come up on a shoot I'm involved in, but it might be good news. Quality creative input can shift boundaries and step up your game. I guess you'd either be paid and just get on with it, or suss out the persons work first if you were collaborating?


Jesfish is off-lineSilver Member
29 February 2012 15:44
jes
Model
jes
Location
United Kingdom
Suffolk
Lowestoft

I suppose it depends what the shoot is and who it's for.  I've worked on many shoots whereby the company pays an art director, photographer, stylist, MUA, models etc.  It's never a problem unless people within the group have big egos and can't work in a team.


03 March 2012 07:55
andybramahphotograph
Photographer


I work with art directors frequently. As long as they take responsibility for the photography fitting the brief there is never a problem.
My idea of what is right and what the client wants can be quite different. Handled professionally an art director can take the pressure away from me and let me do my jobb.
Regards-andy bramah.
www.photographerpreston.com
i love faces and images that make me want to see more.


Scott Morgan is off-lineGold Member
03 March 2012 08:54
Scottmorgan
Photographer
Scottmorgan
Location
United Kingdom
Somerset
Bristol

Part of my photography is styling the shoot so would never work with a stylist and if I did and they tried to take over they would get a very polite 'Scottmorgan is a naughty person off'
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