We’re here to help you decide on a photoshoot theme by helping you recognize that you already know the answer to that. How do you want to be photographed? It seems like such a vague question doesn’t it? But it’s something you need to know for your photoshoot theme. You may think you have no idea, but the truth is you do know! You just didn’t realize you’ve already thought about it…probably a lot too!
DREAM BIG AND HONESTLY
Do you or have you ever daydreamed or fantasized? Maybe you do it consciously through sketching, you do it while listening to music, or you do it when you want to get out of a boring situation.
BIG PHOTOSHOOT THEMES
Either way, you’ve imagined yourself riding a horse on a beach below towering golden-brown cliffs; you’ve imagined yourself looking out of the top of a medieval castle tower window; or you’ve imagined flying freely in a clear blue sky looking down at the beauty of the land below you.
SMALL PHOTOSHOOT THEMES
Perhaps it isn’t such a fantasy for you.
Maybe you’re dreaming of sitting on the deck of your cottage in Muskoka sipping on your coffee as the sun rises and the mist comes off the cool water; you’re in bed reading a book in an extraordinarily silky-smooth robe; or you’re walking through a field of lavender with a freshly picked basket to bring home for your table centrepiece.
What we’re trying to get at here is that you’ve always dreamed about how you wanted to be photographed; you just may not have realized it until now.
YOU’RE THE BOSS
For your next portrait photoshoot just remember that you can be photographed in any way you want. It goes without saying that you want to look amazing and feel like the star of your own artwork. Those aren’t the answers we seek when we ask the question, “How do you want to be photographed.”
What we really want to know is what your dream has always been so that we can make it a reality! Any portrait art photographer should be asking you this question. If you plan to DIY your own photoshoot then it’s a question you’ll have to ask yourself and find out.
Check out how other women wanted to be photographed in our photoshoot genre inspiration galleries to get the ball rolling for you!
BONUS: SAILS CHONG VIDEO INSPIRATION WITH HASSELBLAD
This YouTube video is of Sails Chong. He also creates some magical images with amazing models. Although it’s more of an ad for the lighting equipment used, I think it’s great inspiration for any woman who wants to see just what’s possible and the partition between what’s available and what can be created with a lot of imagination. Enjoy!
If you need help developing a photoshoot theme for yourself give us a shout in the comments below, by email above, or call us (we’re in the Greater Toronto Area).
Jonathan How is the photographer behind Made by Ten and calls Milton his home. He specializes in creating beautiful, creative portraits of real women. He uses photography (and this blog) to help them build confidence and love for themselves and creates artistic images for their homes and offices. You can see him driving around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Ontario, Canada from portrait to fashion shoot and back again.