How to save time and stay organized preparing for photography sessions

By Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Last updated on 07/08/2024

Scott Wyden Kivowitz welcomes guest photographer Nicole Ashley to share her expertise on time-saving techniques in the photographic process. From commercial work to styling and production, Nicole reveals her secrets to getting and staying organized and calm during sessions, even when bound by NDAs.

Nicole emphasizes the importance of being well-prepared before a shoot. She shares her rituals of writing to-do lists, carefully going over mood boards, and prepping everything the night before, including laying out her outfit.

One notable aspect discussed is the evolution of mood boards. While Nicole used to create physical mood boards, she now embraces the digital world. With platforms like Canva and Pinterest, she effortlessly collaborates with team members from various locations, sharing color schemes, textures, and photographs of potential props.

This informative conversation highlights how Nicole’s workflow has evolved with the digital age, enabling efficient work across various locations. Through technology, she speeds up her daily tasks and produces diverse and visually appealing content while maintaining a calm and confident demeanor during her shoots.

If you’re looking to optimize your photography workflow and save precious time, this Workflows photography podcast episode is a must-listen. Tune in to discover Nicole Ashley’s time-saving techniques and learn how you can apply them to your creative process.

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