#24 Create A Not To Shoot List

The idea is very simple. Since you have decided the story, you know what mood or concept you want in the photo.

If the goal is to create a traditional or rustic or royal mood, then using a plain white plate with white background will not work. Those plates and background are more modern or bright looking story so they won’t work in this case. write down the options that you won’t use. Is there a certain plate that’s in your closet but won’t even bother bringing it out? Is there a background that you use a lot but it won’t be helpful in this case?

  • Step 1 – Decide your subject you plan to use for this exercise.
  • Step 2 – Read your story from Day 2 and read the elements of the story you decided on Day 8.
  • Step 3 – Take 2 mins and focus on what you don’t want in the scene. What are some obvious plates and backgrounds and other things that won’t tell the same story. When you start creating a photograph, use this list to stay on the story and focus on what you want to communicate.
  • Step 4 – Once you have a list that you feel is complete, write two things on a piece of paper – 1) what is your subject and the story 2) What is on your NOT to use list.
  • Step 5 – After you have completed that, take a photograph of the paper and upload it in Lesson 24 Album on the new Facebook Group.
  • Step 6 –Now tell us this – have you used a list like this before? After completing this exercise, what do you feel would change?

My story from Day 08 was about tea time for a couple with some snack. Today I changed some things and also created my not to shoot list.