Keep Calm and Shoot On
No matter how much you plan, remember that Murphy has a way of mixing things up! Sometimes things just don’t go according to your bullet point plan so learn to adjust and keep calm, as long as you’re relaxed your model will also be.
I once arranged a shoot with Annabelle, a friend and model at Boss, we specially drove from Pretoria to Sodwana and then Mozambique to shoot for the week. We already paid entrance to shoot at the location and upon arrival I realised I forgot the camera; we had to go back to the campsite, get my camera and try it all over again… The other time I forgot the MAIN outfit. On another shoot on the beach of Jeffreys Bay the wind conditions were so bad that both the model and I got really frustrated making the shoot difficult, but in the end we just laughed at the sand stuck on her lipstick and tried again. You just have to adapt, laugh when you forget the camera and remember to pack it next time.
Sometimes things actually turn out for the better if you just go with the flow and your photographs turn out to be amazing!