Success Of The Photo-shoot
• To measure the success of the event, I decided
to hand out a questionnaire to everybody that
attended the photo-shoot. It was specifically
designed to measure the success of the event
with 15 specific questions that looked into all
Question 1: What is the theme you were
allocated to? and where you happy with
the theme you were allocated to?
I felt that asking this question was
important to gain insight on how the
models really felt during the photo-
The responses that I have gained
suggested that 83% of participants
were happy with there theme and
17% was not. This suggested that she
was not all satisfied with the theme
that she was allocated to.
From this I can see that I have
appropriately assigned the right
themes to the right people.
Respondents Satisfaction With
Question 2: On a scale from 1-10, how
would you rate today’s event?
It was nice to see different responses from the
respondents, instead of having an all desirable
answer. It was important to me that the
respondents were truthful and honest throughout
this questionnaire, hence why I gained a variety in
the feedback in the first place.
50% rated the event a 6, 33% rated it a 8 and 17% a
5. This suggests that my event was not a full success
and that it was not a complete fail, meaning that my
event was just average in the middle. Of course I
would agree to this, as there were many ups and
downs on the day of the photo-shoot, such as
children and studio issues. So I would most likely
rate the event a 5/6 myself as well.
Success Event Rate
8 5 6
Question 3: What did you like about
This question was to ask the respondents just in general what they enjoyed about the event. 50% of
respondents suggested that they liked the relaxed environment, even though this is later on the
questionnaire contradicted. 33% enjoyed the make up, suggesting that this was a new experience to them,
and that the make up artist was very friendly. 17% said that they liked the photographer, with this they
suggested that they liked the way the photographer (me) was working with the models, setting up the
lighting in a way that would flatter them and being patient with the models, as some were not confident in
front of the camera.
Overall, I would say that I agree with the responses only to a certain degree. The atmosphere was relaxed
at the beginning however, became more pressured towards the end.
Respondents liked part of the event
Question 4: What didn’t you like about
This question shows me that there were many variables that have clearly affected the
result/outcome of the success of the event. 31% of respondents said that they were not happy
with the Hairstylist not turning up, delaying the whole schedule, leading to 13% saying that it
was unorganised and 6% waiting a lot. 25% said that they did not like the children running
around and the fact that it was a very small space to work in. This shall most defiantly be
avoided next time.
Respondents Dislikes Of The Event
Question 5: How did you feel about
Repondents feeling towards the Venue
As already mentioned in my previous posts, the venue/studio was very unorganised and this
was recognised by 50% of the respondents . The people at the studio were very unorganised,
and double booked us. By this I mean that the people at the studio gave priority to other
people who were paying more for the shooting room, that I had booked 1 month in advance.
The people at the studio did not bother to contact me about this issue until the actual day of
the photoshoot, causing a loss of great time and forcing the schedule to be delayed.
33% mentioned that the studio was a nice place and 17% said that it was in a great location,
which was right in the town centre of Northampton.
Question 6: What are your thoughts
on the purpose of today’s event?
Respondents Thoughts On Purpose Of Photoshoot
For this event, I had made sure that everybody knew the purpose. That it was to create
a fashion beauty photography portfolio which would be marked by teachers and
examiners. This made everybody aware that the photoshoot was for a serious purpose.
Question 7: How did you feel the make
up and hairstylists were?
Respondents Feeling Towards Make Up and Hairstylists
Could be Better
One of the issues that I had faced in the preparation for this photoshoot was to find good make
up and hairstylists that would be kind enough to do me a favour. I initially planned this whole
photoshoot to be a hair shoot, however the hairstylist did not show up with no notice what so
ever, causing the whole initial purpose of the photoshoot to fail. Thus to why I had to change
the purpose into a ‘Beauty’ shoot rather than a ‘Hair’ shoot. Now I was lucky enough to have
the make up artist show up and not let me down. However 67% of the respondents still felt like
the make up artist could have been better. I agree to this as the make up artists was not a
professional, and the make up looks I had given her to create on the girls, did not all turn out as
planned or desired.
Question 8: How did you feel the
photographer was like?
I was the photographer at the shoot, so this was
an important question to ask the respondents.
This question has allowed me to see where my
strength and weaknesses were. Many of the
respondents felt that I was a good photographer,
as they saw with my professional interaction
with the models, however some also felt that I
needed to give them a bit more direction in
terms of what I wanted the models to deliver.
Question 9: Was there anything you
would have changed regarding the
stylist and photographer?
Respondents Changes to Event Regarding Stylists and
2 make up artists
Many of the respondents actually would have preferred me as the director of the event to
have been more precise in terms of what I exactly wanted from the models and make up
artist. I agree to this, and I should have done that as I saw that some of the make up looks
that I initially planned for the models, did not turn out as I wanted. That was due to the fact
that I gave the artist just an image and let them work with it, at first I thought that this was
enough communication for me to get my message across, however this was not. 44%
suggested that next time it would be better to have 2 make up artists there to speed up the
process of the models getting their make up done.
Question 10: Would you participate in
the photoshoot again?
Respondents Positive Response to Partake In The Photoshoot
All of the respondents said yes, as they enjoyed the experience and would gladly do it again.
Question 11: How did you feel about
the other models?
Respondents Impression of Other Models
It was nice to see and know that everybody got along very well, even though not everybody
knew each other at the start. The fact that everybody got a long very well, was very helpful and
contributed to the relaxing, caring and supportive environment at the photoshoot.
Question 12: What did you think the
atmosphere was like?
Respondents Thoughts of The Atmosphere
67% of the participants said that the atmosphere felt more pressured towards the end as
time was running out, and everybody needed to rush and go. I agree to this as I made a
tight schedule for us to be finished by 2pm however, me and some of the other models did
not leave until 4 pm. This was due to several issues such as the studio delaying out
shooting start, several models not being able to make it and leaving me to look for
replacements as soon as possible, and also the hairstylist not showing up, leading to
models doing their own hair.
Question 13: Did you feel
confident/happy in front of the
Respondents Feelings In Front Of The Camera
Even though being in front of the camera was a first for some of the models, they all felt
confident and happy to be there. This was a great response, as I wanted to make sure that
everybody was comfortable.
Question 14: Where would you like to
see the photos posted/uploaded?
Respondents Prefered Social Networking Site
Facebook and Instagram were the two main popular social networking sites, the
participants wanted to see their photos uploaded to. 7% however did not want their photos
to be uploaded anywhere, as they felt conscious.
Question 15: Did you feel you
managed to develop any skills?
Respondents Development Of Skills
50% of the respondents said that they had developed their social skills, as they were allowed
to interact with people they had never met before In a confident manner. 38% of people
suggested that they were able to develop their confidence level, as they stood in front of the
camera for the first time in their life. This allowed some models to really be them selves and
accept their true beauty. 13% said that they developed some photography knowledge such as
lighting and positioning them appropriately.
• Overall, I must say that even though the event
had its ups and down, it was still a success.
This is seen in the questionnaire as many of
the respondents were very happy and
satisfied and learned/developed different
things. I myself have learnt many different
things throughout the course of the event
which I am very proud about myself.