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Comprehensive guidelines and resources for photography production in the age of Covid 19

  • A maximum number of people allowed on set, 6 people per shoot. 
  • Everyone must observe social distancing.
  • Shoots will take place in large sound stages or extra-large studio spaces with access to fresh air. Proper ventilation will determine if the location is suitable for a shoot. As much as possible outdoor locations will be used.
  • For interior shoots, only the photographer and talent in the space. All of the crew will be outside of the location.
  • Photographer’s equipment: All equipment will be wiped down before and after set with the disinfecting cleaning solution.
  • There will be no catering unless there are individual box meals or pre-packaged meals.
  • Staggered arrivals on set. Max capacity set at 6 with 6 feet distance at all times.
  • There will be no touch ups on set. Glam teams will be in their designated rooms with an iPad and can instruct the photographer of a problem.
  • Any individual with fever, cough or sneeze will be asked to leave immediately.
  • Each shoot is unique so we need to apply our common sense to each situation.


Individual Responsibilities:

  • Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands.
  • No more handshakes, hugs or kissing as a greeting.
  • Clean your workspace around you.
  • Be considerate of others and keep your distance.



  • Face mask required.
  • Gloves required.
  • Remain 6-10 feet from talent.


Photo Assistants:

  • Show up 2 hours early, pre-light each setup, wipe down all equipment with the appropriate cleaning solution.
  • After setup, wait outside of the main set, but be on earpiece for emergencies.
  • Wear face masks and gloves.


Digital Technicians:

  • Face & gloves required.
  • Remain 6-10 feet from talent/photographer.




  • Face mask and gloves required.
  • Remain 6-10 feet from talent/photographer.



  • Face shields or masks and gloves are required.




  • Have disinfecting wipes and spray bottle of alcohol to start process
  • Wash hands and place protective gear on such as masks or shields.
  • Wipe down the station or work area.
  • This area needs to be behind the talent, not in front of them
  • Place a clean towel on the counter to be used for products and tools.
  • Select only the necessary items you need at that moment from the bag.
  • Prepare the second bag to place all used items into.
  • Remove product and tools from the bag only as needed to reduce exposure.

Makeup Artists:

  • Order a plastic shield that flips down in front of your face. Make sure the shield is anti-fogging. This puts a layer of protection between you and the client but you’re able to have a conversation and they can still see your lips move as you speak. Also, it won’t sound as muffled like when using a mask. 
  • Order black rubber gloves that fit properly. If they feel loose it will make it difficult to manipulate your make up brushes. The blue gloves are too medical looking. Make sure you put the gloves on before you begin in front of the client. If you need to leave the client to use the bathroom or take a call, remove the gloves and dispose of them. Apply a new set when you return to the client and for each individual that you’re working on.
  • We all like working with our professional brushes however this is the time to be looking for disposable brush sets. They may not work as well but they will get the job done and your client will feel much more comfortable knowing that these brushes have not been used on anyone else before.
  • My make up box is filled with all my personal favorites however I’m now searching for make up kits that I can use on each individual client. You can build the cost of the kit into the price and gift it to the client after the photo shoot. These kits could be something that just contains a small variety of eyeshadow, blush and lipstick.
  • This might be a good time to take out your airbrush machine. Since the foundation is dispensed drop by drop into the airbrush machine the client will not feel it has come in contact with another person.
  • If the client feels you were making a 100% effort to protect them they will use you again on future photo shoots or recommend you for upcoming events.



Surgical Masks/Supplies:

  • *Whomever is producing the shoot (client, photographer/producer) will be responsible for bringing masks and plastic gloves for each crew member, as well as any cleaning supplies for equipment & common areas.  
  • Common areas need to be wiped down by the hour.


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