Once you’ve got your team assembled make sure that you listen to their ideas and incorporate these too. You can achieve a lot more together than you can on your own. Just stay open. Depending on the type of shoot you’re doing they’ll be some very practical things to sort out. Everything from finding a location, getting all of your permissions signed off e.g. model release forms, to hiring any specialist equipment you might need. Keep checking with your team to make sure everyone is clear on the objectives of the shoot and what you all want to get out of it too. Then you’re ready to go. On the day don’t underestimate how long the prep will take. It will always take longer than you think, so build this into your shoot. It can sometimes feel that this is the time when all those nerves and doubts start to creep in. Just focus on the process rather than the outcome. By the end of the whole thing you’ll be worn out, or should be, and you would have created some amazing work that you can be very proud of and can’t wait to show to the world.