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October 26, 2011

Photography Team online collaboration made easy

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Written by: Lawrence
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If you are a photographer that works with numerous team members for photoshoots, then you will greatly benefit from this free online team collaboration tool named Trello.

I’ve been using Trello for a few weeks now to track projects for PhotographySILO and I must say that I am very impressed. It is very simple to use and it truly keeps me focused on the tasks.

So you might be wondering, what the heck is this Trello? Well, check out the video below and see how it is intended to work.

Now I’ll show you how to utilize this tool for my photography projects.

STEP 1: CREATE A NEW BOARD
a. Title it “Concepts”

STEP 2: CREATE NEW LISTS FOR EACH PROCESS AND CARDS
a. List 1: “Inspiration”
a. This will be list to include items of inspiration such as photographers, photographs and or articles.
i. The list will be of “cards” there is gray text of “add card” that you click to add a new card per topic/inspiration.
b. List 2: “ Found Online”
c. List 3: “Found on Youtube”
d. List 4: “Feasible”
a. Include concepts from either the Inspiration to the Found on Youtube lists that can be a possibility.
b. This will be the list where your collaborators could update each card with links, photos etc for ideation in the “Activity” box.
c. Make sure you assign the collaborators to the card by dragging and dropping their icon from the members’ section to the right rail of the card.
d. The right rail of the card also details the different actions.
i. Add checklist
ii. Add due date
iii. Labels
iv. Move
v. Archive
1. Update each “Card” to include a checklist
2. Checklist items I used below
a. Research
b. Location scouting
c. Talent Search
d. Assistant search
e. Makeup Artist Search
f. Hair Stylist Search
g. Wardrobe Stylist Search
h. Set Budget
i. Hair Style
j. Makeup Style
k. Wardrobe
l. Lighting diagram
e. List 5: Schedule Photo Shoot
i. Place cards here that are ready for execution (all items on checklist complete)
f. List 6: Completed Shoot

See how easy it was to work with your team with the use of Trello. Best of all it is free.

Give it a try and you won’t be sorry. Don’t forget who told you about it.

After you give it a try leave a comment with what you are using it for and the type of lists you created for your project.

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About the Author

Lawrence
Lawrence Atienza is a Jack of all Trades and Master of ALL. Whether it be in the realm of Advertising/Advertising operations with over 10+ years of experience to dabbling in the creative realm of photography and founding/writing for http://www.PhotographySILO.com, Lawrence Atienza gives his all. You can find him on Google+,Twitter and the major social media outlets.




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