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Putting It All Together

Sometimes you stumble onto a picture just waiting to be taken: a stunning sunset, a basket full of puppies, a mother and her newborn child.

For the rest of time, and especially if you are conjuring your picture from scratch, here are few things to consider.

The Six P's

Purpose

Briefly describe what you are trying to accomplish with the picture, and why. If there are specific requirements (lighting, style, required components...) then list them as well.





Plot

Many pictures tell a story. If so, then describe it briefly here.





Place

Indoors? Outdoors? In the Kitchen? On a Hill? Where will the picture be taken? If this is a studio shot, then where should it look like it was taken? A castle? A meadow? ...




Pose

Looking down? up? over the shoulder? Should it be happy? sad? sleepy? Describe the desired pose(s) here.




Props

Is the model in a chair? near a tree? on a rock? wearing a hat? Imagine the final picture, then list all the required elements you see in your mental image.







Processing

Any special post-processing plans? Black-and-White? Sepia? Texture? Vignetting? Blur? List them here.