Checklist for a Successful Architecture Photoshoot

February 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
  • Permissions. Permission and property release obtained for photography from property owner, corporation, municipality, etc. as appropriate.
  • Exact street address of property, directions to property if appropriate.
  • Compass orientation of property (Which direction does it face?).
  • Gate access, key code, keys and alarm code (if property representative is not present).
  • On-site contact person's name and cell phone number; owner’s cell phone number.
  • All interior lights functional. Representative on hand with knowledge to OVERRIDE timers, motion sensors and photocells to insure that ALL interior lights are ON. ESSENTIAL FOR DUSK/DAWN SHOTS!
  • All interior spaces cleaned, dusted, de-cluttered and staged prior to photoshoot.
  • All rooms accessible, interior doors unlocked.
  • All shades & blinds operational and in the UP position. Windows cleaned.
  • Garbage cans moved out of sight.
  • Floors swept, mopped or vacuumed thoroughly.
  • Photoshoot scheduled for immediately after housekeeping, NOT the day of cleaning.
  • Lighting & AV Systems: instructions or representative present for elaborate lighting systems and AV systems.
  • No cleaning or maintenance personnel working in areas to be photographed (interior).
  • All exterior lights functional and timers, motion sensors and photocells for landscape/exterior lighting located. Representative on hand with knowledge to OVERRIDE timers, motion sensors and photo cells to insure that ALL exterior lights are ON. ESSENTIAL FOR DUSK/DAWN SHOTS!
  • Landscape maintenance (mowing, edging, weeding, planting, etc.) performed prior to scheduled photoshoot.
  • Flowers and plants all appear in good health. Additional plantings added prior to photoshoot.
  • Garden hoses, tools, watering cans, sprinklers, rakes, shovels, etc. put away and out of sight.
  • Pool/spa service, performed prior to scheduled shoot. Pool hoses and pool tools put away.
  • Sprinkler systems turned OFF during photoshoot to keep the building, walkways, patio areas, photography equipment and photographer dry.
  • Vehicles moved - no cars on curb, in parking lot, driveway, or motor court (Please notify all drivers prior to photoshoot). Driveway, walkways powerwashed if appropriate.
  • Alternate Street Parking: Find out in advance what the street parking restrictions are on the day of the photoshoot.
  • No maintenance or delivery trucks scheduled on the day of photoshoot.
  • Garbage cans moved out of sight.
  • No barricades, cones, barrels, barrier tape or other safety & construction items present.
  • No cleaning or maintenance personnel working in areas to be photographed (exterior).

 


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