One of the most popular genres of photography and perhaps one of the best for beginners to try is portraiture. This great video will give you a quick guide to planning a successful portrait photoshoot.
Coming to you from Julia Trotti, this helpful video will give you a good outline for planning a successful portrait photoshoot. Of the tips she gives, I think the most important in my personal experience has been having a good concept in mind before the shoot, whether that's a location, a set of outfits, or whatever you'd like. When I was first beginning, I would often just grab a friend for a "shoot," which just meant showing up with a camera and no plan and seeing what happened, and well, the shots looked like I showed up with a camera and no plan. It can be rather difficult to improvise when you're still new to photography, and having a concept can help you stay focused and come away with the shots you were hoping to get, and it can help you to find and develop your style as a photographer. Check out the video above for the full rundown.