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

Great Photography Requires Excellent  Preparation.

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 you examples from my own 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 photoshoot – 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.

This is a 2 Hour LIVE Interactive Photography Presentation by Joe Edelman.

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

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Presented by

Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman
Award-Winning Photographer & 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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Online Photography Presentation FAQ’s


After you register for a live online presentation (webinar), you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online classroom, 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 that require a fee to attend will be recorded. Your comments and questions will be a part of the recording. The video replay will be available approximately 2 hours after the class for all paid attendees.

Paid attendees will receive an email with a link. The video replay will be available for 48 hours only.

FREE presentations are recorded and can be viewed for 72 hours for a one-time fee of $5.00 per presentation. See the link above to reserve your opportunity to view the replay.


Why does it cost $5.00 to view a replay of a FREE class?
These are live, interactive presentations that I make available at no cost. In addition to the time involved in creating the presentation and delivering it, it takes additional time to upload and make the recordings available for you to watch, and I pay a fee to host the video while it is online.


Presentations can NOT be downloaded or shared
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