Shoot PREP – How to plan a great shoot

Interactive Online Photography Presentation

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 and working with models, and portrait subjects. We will begin with how I come up with my ideas and progress through finding models, working with makeup artists, deciding on backgrounds – all it 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.

Who should attend this LIVE presentation?

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

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!


By registering for this event, you agree to these terms & conditions.

Questions? Read the Presentation FAQ’s

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How can I help you?

There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.
Come prepared with questions.


Presented by

Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman
Olympus Visionary Photographer and Photo Educator

MY MISSION: "To help photographers develop a solid understanding of the 'Hows and Whys'
behind making consistently great photographs

As an award winning photographer with over 4 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 and Olympus Visionary photographer. I love to share my experience to help new photographers fast track the learning curve to success with their cameras.

Learn more about Joe Edelman

Online Photography Presentation FAQ’s

  • Registering – After you register for 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? – Just a web browser! I use an online digital learning platform to present this interactive presentation. The classroom works best in a Chrome Browser but as an attendee, you should be just fine with Safari, Firefox and even Microsoft Edge.
  • 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. During the presentation, you are welcome to type questions in the live chat. I will do my best to answer those questions, but if not, feel free to ask them during the Q&A session at the end.
  • “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 will be available for replay about approximately 2 hours after the class for all paid attendees. Paid attendees will receive an email with a link. **FREE Presentations are not recorded and are only available live and in real-time.
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