My top tips from 2017 on preparing for a photo shoot

It’s been a busy year, and I’ve travelled to lots of different locations to create exciting new imagery for hotel brands across the globe. And yet no matter where I go, hotel managers and marketing teams often have the same questions – how do I get the best out of my hotel shoot? what do I need to do to prepare? And what are the next steps after the shoot?

So, in order to help you prepare for 2018, let me highlight the five blog posts my clients and followers found most useful – I hope they provide a great foundation for your planning, and of course I’m here if you need me and my team to help you. If you’ve got questions or you’re ready to book your 2018 photo shoots, call me on 0430 383 588.

Top five blog posts from The Hotel Photographer you should read

First things first! Make sure that you pitch your photo shoot to the right people in the right way. Demonstrate the potential for profit that new photography can provide, and look at how you can leverage local relationships and partnerships to get the most out of your shoot.

This blog post helps marketing and sales manages prepare for a photo shoot from the time you book your photographer and covers:

  • creating your shoot schedule
  • preparing your teams
  • using talent (models)

This blog post gives you a helpful ‘to do’ list covering all of the small details that help you prepare for a shoot and also gives useful tips on how to approach each specific space in your hotel or resort, such as Reception, the lobby and the restaurant and bar, particularly helpful as you’ll often need to shoot around guests. Thinking through the logistics will help you keep your sanity on the day and ensure minimal impact for your guests.

Would you like to discuss a photo shoot for your hotel or resort?

Can I help you create images and videos that will help your brand step up in 2018 and meet the challenges of the changing market in the coming years? Contact me to arrange an informal chat or to book a photo shoot.

If you’ve never managed a photo shoot before, you’ll probably be surprised at how many things there are to organise! And even if you’re a pro, this guide to writing a run sheet for the day is still a great refresher.

For clients, the beginning and the end of the photo shoot process are often the most exciting parts. This is also where
I get the most questions. In this blog post, I explain the importance of post-production, and answer frequently asked questions that many clients ask about how their photos will be supplied, and how to know which ones to use for web and which ones to use for print.

Imagery by Mauro Risch, The Hotel Photographer

Over the last decade, Mauro Risch has become known simply as The Hotel Photographer. He is trusted by PR and marketing teams, hotel managers and executive brand teams right across the Asia Pacific region. Mauro is the preferred photographer for some of the top operators across the industry, including Intercontinental, Carlson Rezidor, Marriott and Wyndham.