List the dates and times that the subject will be
Coordinate this with the subject or point of contact to
ensure subject is available when specified.
photography will take place.
State your reasons for shooting the story.
c. Preparing the Shooting Script (Second Step).
The second part of
your shooting script will outline how you will put across your idea and
story objective by listing the shots you plan to take. Review the notes you
made while conducting your research, and list each photo idea you pictured
in your mind.
Each one should be followed by a description of the
composition you visualized. Whether it should be a long shot, medium shot,
close-up, high or low angle of view, what the point of focus is, and any
unusual lighting conditions or requirements.
The following is an example of a portion of a shooting script:
(1) Shot 1.
Medium shot, wide angle lens, syncro-sun fill.
Instructor in the field with students.
Shoot between two rows of
students from a low angle to separate subjects from background.
To show the reader the size of the class and the method used to
acquaint students with the Speed Graphic.
(2) Shot 2.
Medium shot, normal angle lens, syncro-sun fill.
WHAT: Instructor working with two students, adjusting the Speed Graphic or
pointing out to the proper method of viewing a scene. Use shallow depth of
field, about waist level camera position.
To identify the instructor and a couple of students attending the
(3) Shot 3.
Medium shot, normal angle lens, Multiflash.
Instructor and student discussing a problem.
Show student showing
something to instructor. Shoot from low angle to see faces bent over item