Shoot PREP: Great Photography Requires Excellent Preparation

The photographers’ guide to setting up a successful shoot

This is the presentation that people have been asking me to do for years. I am going to share it all from idea to completion.

I will walk you through the importance of shoot prep for ANY genre and type of photography and give examples from my career.

Special emphasis will be placed on people photography, meaning portraits and working with models. We will begin with how I come up with my ideas and progress through finding models, working with makeup artists, and deciding on backgrounds for a photo shoot – all of it!

Attendees will receive downloads that include my Shoot Prep documents that I share with my subjects in advance of a shoot, as well as email templates and even model release templates.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of preparing for a shoot.
  • How to generate ideas for creative images
  • Best ways to find models and makeup artists
  • Collaboration tips for working with models and makeup artists
  • Steps to insure that your model doesn’t flake
  • … and much more!

Who should attend this LIVE presentation?

Any photographer who often finds themselves unprepared for the subjects they are photographing – especially if they photograph people.

How can I help you?

There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.

Come prepared with questions.

2 Hour LIVE Interactive Photography Presentation

Shoot PREP: The photographers guide to setting up a successful shoot

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Presented by

Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman
Award-Winning Photographer, Author, and Photo Educator

MY MISSION is to help photographers develop a solid understanding of
the 'Hows and Whys' behind making consistently great photographs

As an award winning photographer with over 5 decades of experience, I have professional experience in nearly every genre of photography, from my start as a newspaper photojournalist to my position today as an internationally recognized photo educator. I love to share my experience to help new photographers fast track the learning curve to success with their cameras.

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Virtual Photography Presentation FAQ’s


After you register for a live virtual online presentation (webinar), you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online classroom (ZOOM), including a unique link for you to use. Each link will only allow 1 person to enter the class – so don't share it.


Do I need special software?
Presentations are hosted and presented via ZOOM. Download all of the ZOOM Apps or Browser Extensions here:


How is the presentation structured?
The presentation will begin promptly at the scheduled time. This is a LIVE presentation on the topic, followed by a LIVE Q&A. You will be able to share questions via the ZOOM chat or via the ZOOM video.


“You Are Being Recorded”
Presentations will be recorded. Your comments and questions will be a part of the recording.

Paid attendees will receive an email with a link to view the video within 24 hours after the presentation concludes. The video replay will be available for 72 hours after the email notification is sent. There will be no exceptions.


Presentations can NOT be downloaded or shared
These presentations are copyrighted by Joe Edelman / Joe Edelman PhotoGraphicS. I appreciate your support, and it's thanks to that support I can continue producing content!

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