Client 8-Self Negotiated
Throughout this brief I will use the clients initials so that I stay within the new data protection laws.
The initials of this client is: KH
child’s Initials: AH
List of content on this Post
- Mind Map
- Mood Board/Pinterest Board
- Contact sheet
- Edited Images
- Correspondence between client and I
- Risk assessment
- Feedback Form
- Final Image
Client Brief 1 Mind Map
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Client brief 8 Mood Board/Pinterest board
Client 8 Child shoot
Date and time of shoot
3rd of May (14:30 – 16:30)
Location Cove studio (Plymouth College Of Art)
- Photographer – Megan Tyler
- Assistant – Laura Stobart
- Client – KH
- Child – AH
This Brief for the child shoot was that the client wanted some interesting and fun images of her 2-year-old in a studio environment. She wants to have 3 – 5 different outfits – some normal clothes and some dress up clothing. The client also wants the use of props to keep the child entertained and happy. During this shoot I will be assisting Megan as she wants someone to help her with the lighting, camera techniques, talking to the client and entertaining the child throughout the shoot so that she can focus on taking the images.
- 14:15 – Megan and I meet
- 14:30 – We start setting up the studio
- 15:00 – Client arrives
- 15:10 – Make sure both the client and child are relaxed so that Megan can get the best images
- 15:15 – Start shooting
- 15:50 – Look though images so far and make sure everyone is happy with the images so far
- 16:00 – Carry on shooting
- 16:25 – Start Packing up equipment
- 16:30 – Wrap up of shoot
- Camera 5D Mark 3
- Sky port
- 4 Lights
- 2 Soft Boxes
Here is the light setup I have created just in case Megan needs some inspiration in how to setup the lighting on the day. By having this ready if needed I will have an idea of a lighting setup that should work during this shoot
- Act Professional during the shoot
- Make sure the child and client is at ease and happy throughout shoot
- Ask people if they want anything to drink
- Help with lighting and camera if asked
- If asked to give my opinion give it
- Always ask if photographer or client etc need any help
Client 8 Contact Sheets from shoot
Here are my original contact sheets from the shoot, you will find the annotated contact sheets in my folder.
original contact sheets
Narrowed Down contact that where sent to client
Here are the edited images that Megan sent to the client on their request.
Correspondence Between Client and I
Here is the correspondence between Megan and the client as I was only assisting and second photographer on this shoot Megan did all the correspondence between the client. However due to me being very involved in the shoot Megan Kept me in the loop of the planning and asked me for my advise in planning this shoot.
Here is the invoice for my 8th client. For this client Megan and I where payed for our services so in my invoice I put the price I charged. For this brief instead of charging the client I charged Megan as I was assisting her through this brief whilst Megan was payed by the client.
Before going on the shoot I filled out a risk assessment form so that I would be aware of risks that could come up during the shoot. That could effect myself, Megan, Child or client.
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At the end of my brief I asked for Megan to fill out a feedback form so that I can learn from this experience and gain knowledge on how next time I can make the shoot better.
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Client 8: Child Photography Shoot Evaluation
For my final client brief within this assignment I again assisted Megan. The brief for this shoot was that someone Megan worked with wanted some images taken of her 2-year-old daughter in a studio environment. She wanted these images to show off her daughter in a playful and fun light showing a variety of outfits some normal summery clothing and others princess costumes. I was looking forward to working on this brief as other than the school photography shoot and some experiments with family members for colour surge I have never done a shoot with children and it is a subject within photography I have always wanted to try but have never had the opportunity to do so before and I thought I would be better to assist on a child shoot first so that I can learn how a child shoot works and gain more knowledge about the subject without any pressure on me for the final results of the images.
On the day of the shoot I met Megan outside of the ERC to collect all of the equipment for the shoot and take it to the cove studio so that we could setup all of the lighting and make sure it was perfect before the client turned up. Once we had the lighting perfect I then blew up balloons so that the child had something to play with during the shoot to make the shoot more entertaining for the child. After everything was read for the client the mum and the child turned up. Megan and I spent about 20 minutes talking to the mum and the child to make sure they were both comfortable with the shoot before any images are taken. My job during the shoot was to keep the child entertained and to make sure she smiled and looked at the camera, so that Megan can focus on taking images and changing the lighting when the child moved and if Megan wanted me to look through the images she has taken so far give my opinion on how they looked. When we first started shooting the child was very nervous and shy, but after the I got her to play with the balloons, talked to her some more and put some children’s music on she became much happier and was happy to look at the camera and have her picture taken. During the shoot there were 4 outfit changes so during that time Megan I spent time looking through the images and making any changes with the lighting that needed to occur. After all the outfits had been shot and we took some images of both the child and mum together Megan showed the images to the mum to make sure she was happy with them. Once the mum was happy with all the images Megan showed the mum and child the way out of the university whilst I started to pack up. When Megan got back we carried on packing away all of the equipment and then wrapped up the shoot. I was not part of the process of editing the images as it was a job Megan wanted to do on her own, however she did ask my opinion on the images she would be sending to the client and once the client replied back how the editing looked on the final images.
I am pleased with how this shoot went and I think Megan is very happy with how the shoot went as well as the client. I think the images look very good and I don’t think the images look stiff or too over styled and posed I think they look very natural and playful and therefore meets the brief the client wanted from us exactly. I am very glad I got the experience of assisting on a child shoot and I think that both Megan and I acted in a professional manner and I know that Megan would be confident with me working on a shoot with her again. If I was to do a similar shoot again I think I would suggest that we should get a greater variety of props so that not all the images have balloons in them and so that the images look more different from each other. I think I would have also said that we should have taken a couple more images of the child and mum together to ensure they were both looking at the camera. But other than this I think the shoot went very well and I had a great time assisting on the shoot
Here is the final image I have picked from this shoot as I think it meet the criteria of the brief exactly and shows the child in a playful manner. I also think that the lighting is very even in this images and shows of the child perfectly.
Overall, I am very pleased with how my final client has gone and I look forward to moving away from assisting on children shoots and experiment with my own. I think that I have learnt a lot form all the shoots I have done throughout this assignment and I think that I now feel comfortable that after this brief I will spend more time trying to find my own clients. I think that I really want to try my own child shoot when I get the opportunity.
Here is the final Image from the shoot that is upload to the folder on the classroom as one of my final images that was a client provided by PCA. You will also find this image printed and in my folder I hand in.