Courtesy of the Art of Freelance. Original article published here.
Putting together a photo shoot for the first time? Or are you looking for new and improved ways to refine your process? Our tips below will set you up for success and provide insight about how to execute a photoshoot you’re proud of.
Have a vision
It all starts here. Your job as an artist is to find a way to translate your ideas, experience, passion, curiosity into imagery that inspires your audience.
Start with the end in mind. Imagine you have successfully completed this photoshoot. Ask yourself these questions:
- Who would you ideally like to see these photos (“everyone” is a bad answer. Get specific.)
- How do you want your audience to feel after they’ve seen these photos?
- Is there any action you hope people will take after they see them?
You need to have a vision that you’re […]
Beginning today, photographers can apply for up to 10 hours of free studio time
July 12, 2018
Photography community EyeEm and Space for Arts, an online photo studio booking platform, have partnered to provide 100 hours of free studio space to photographers in New York City in the month of August.
Starting today, photographers can apply via this form for ½ day or full day shoots in one of two studios on the Space for Arts platform. Applications will be accepted for ten days, after which EyeEm and Space for Arts will vet each application and pick passion projects to support.
“We’ve always been about the love of photography and sharing important visual stories,” said EyeEm Co-founder and CEO Florian Meissner. “This partnership allows us to provide a space for photographers to do just that, to shoot their passion projects without the burden of spending money on a space.”
The two companies are […]
Space for Arts and EyeEm teamed up this summer to sponsor a mission looking for photographic representations of creative space. Creative space is a concept embracing the mental, physical, and emotional environments within which creativity operates. It is something you must carve out and claim for yourself. The mission launched June 13th, with a week for photographers of all levels from across the globe to submit their favorite shots.
EyeEm is the world’s leading mobile photography community marketplace, making it a prime resource for photographers, producers, and creative directors alike. Unlike platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, which focus on real time communication, EyeEm is building the next generation photography content platform. The Berlin-based company has created a rich digital archive of photos. Photographers retain their rights and are in control of choosing which photos to sell to brands, agencies, designers, etc. And with millions of images to […]
Space For Arts is proud to recognize and collaborate with an organization that provides another resource for creatives to achieve utmost efficiency and success. The Art of Freelance has been running for four years in various forms, under the leadership of Mathieu Young, CEO & Founder. A creative freelancer for 15 years, Mathieu is grateful for a career that has allowed for dream chasing and working on projects he loves with the support of a great team. But, he admits it was a slow build with many small steps forward including a goal-setting strategy that optimized breaking down individual components and self-created sense of accountability. Yet, many of his friends were struggling with accomplishing the same tasks.
Mathieu explains, “Creative freelancers are not always attuned to the disciplines of creating deadlines, structure, and accountability. So, we wanted a way to create a framework to help […]
Space for Arts is pleased to announce the establishment of its Industry Advisory Board. The Advisory Board’s purpose is to provide leadership in the form of industry specific guidance and insight. Members of the Advisory Board will act as informal ambassadors for SFA, helping to lead our growing presence and acceptance within the photography community. We are pleased to welcome industry leaders Marcel Saba, Carol LeFlufy, and Barbara Griffin as the founding members.
Marcel Saba is the founder of Redux Pictures, an award winning New York based, commercial and editorial photo agency with photographers located around the world. Redux artists have photographed portraits of world leaders, CEOs, politicians, athletes and celebrities. They have documented everything from social issues such as healthcare, immigration, and poverty, to global issues such as the economy, the environment, and war. In addition, their extensive travel, food, and lifestyle […]
Dan Winters is not just an artist with talent and passion, but a photographer with range. Photos of celebrities, politicians, families, friends in individual portraits or photo essays for magazines, newspaper – he seems to have covered it all. He’s had regular assignments for magazines such as Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, Wired, Fortune, Discover, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Life, Newsweek, Time, and many other national and international publications. His clients include Nike, Microsoft, IBM, LG, ABC, Warner Brothers, Paramount, DreamWorks, Columbia TriStar and Twentieth Century Fox. He has been recognized time and time again by the industry and even awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography. And so, as he spoke to the packed audience in the Manhattan loft studio, […]
Space for Arts and EyeEm hosted José Cabaço, Tutes, and Thomas Welch for a stimulating workshop on brand photography in a welcoming West Village studio. The three speakers, each with a wealth of experience, were invited to share their stories and secrets to success in shooting for brands. From the photographers in the audience, it was only positive feedback and rave reviews. Rarely is there an intimate setting where photographers not only have access to these talented creatives, but were able to mix, mingle, socialize and connect in a way that impacts careers.
An issue with technology altered the intended speaker order in a move that could be likened to divine intervention. The change produced an organic flow of presentations; each talk seemed to parallel the typical career path, growing in sophistication, delving into more advanced niches, and ultimately touching upon many of the […]
The West Village studio was electric, with creativity buzzing among the 75 photographers, producers, writers, and art/creative directors who gathered to exchange ideas. Sally Singer, Vogue’s Creative Director, Digital led a discussion that inspired and enthralled.
Singer has an impressive resume of professional experience in magazines. Her career started with the London Review of Books and British Vogue. She first joined the American Vogue in 1999, working as a fashion news and features director, before transitioning to T: The New York Times Style Magazine in 2010. After a two year stint as their editor-in-chief, she returned to Vogue as their Creative Digital Director. Her professional experience is more than a mark of achievement, it’s a mastery in storytelling. In her career, Singer has been tasked with bringing fashion to new platforms and has charged ahead, […]
Leading up to our event with The Society of Publication Designers with Art Streiber and Michele Romero we were able to get some time with Michele to talk process. As the senior photo editor at Entertainment Weekly she is often charged with creating iconic cover images in short time frames. At Space for Arts we know that finding the perfect photo studio in New York or location in Los Angeles is just one part of the process.
Sketching and reference have been essential tools for Michele, sparking collaboration and creative thinking at a weekly magazine —particularly in creating covers. Below she shares sketchs and refrence images for shoots with some of the most popular entertainment franchises out today including, The Walking Dead, Mr. Roboto, Stranger Things and Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Walking Dead 100th Episode EW Cover Sketches and Reference
Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln decimate a red velvet cake, defile a confetti gun for Art Streiber’s “Walking Dead” triple-cover shoot for Entertainment Weekly.
If you are like us, you have been anxiously awaiting the return of The Walking Dead. When we had a chance to put together a talk with Art Streiber and EW’s Michele Romero discussing their work together (including this Walking Dead cover shoot) we lurched forward and screamed ‘Brains!’ I mean ‘Yes!’
Next Thursday 10.26 we are going deep into zombie land and beyond exploring Ideas, Process, and Collaboration with these two creative photo powerhouses. RSVP here on the Society of Publication Designers site.
Thanks to Stockland Martel for the images.
Photo by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.
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