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SCHEDULING
DELIVERY
NAMING
PHOTOSHOOT OVERVIEW
EQUIPMENT
LIGHTING
Indoor Photo
In action
Drink
Detail
Facade
Back Bar
AVOID DURING THE PHOTOSHOOT
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World's Best Bar Photoshoot

V 4.0 - 2021.11.15

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WorldsBestBars.com is much more than a bar directory, it’s a site with an ongoing mission to locate the finest bars the planet has to offer and boasts reviews of over 2,000 of the world’s most prestigious places to drink and be seen in.

If you’re passionate about impeccably made drinks, sublime design and genuine, un-manufactured atmosphere, then we can help you find the best places in the world in which to spend your evenings. We cover everything from exclusive cocktail lounges to more stylish and intimate night spots, from the most famous names in the bar world to undiscovered gems, as voted for by other discerning bar-goers.

SCHEDULING

How to schedule a photoshoot


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Please introduce yourself as an OCUS photographer or videographer for World's Best Bars.

Leave a message if the contact does not pick up the phone and send an email. Look at the description of the mission to make sure you put the contacts in a copy of your email if any is specified.

If you are scheduling for the first time and are not sure of the correct process, please check the instructions here to ensure that you follow the correct protocol with the business owner.

By accepting this assignment, you will be representing OCUS in the eyes of our client. We count on you to demonstrate a high level of professionalism in your coming interactions.


Assignments are not all the same. Please go to OCUS platform and verify the imagery you need to deliver.

DELIVERY


When and how to upload my images

Your priority is capturing excellent photos. OCUS handles all post-production. Please respect the following requirements to make sure that we can deliver the best outcome to our client. - Don’t edit any of your pictures (no crop, no edit). - Don’t erase your metadata. - Select your best shots and don't send more files than required. - Follow the naming convention below (take some notes during the photoshoot to keep all the needed information).

NAMING

Rename your files following this structure:


Phototype_photonumber.jpg


For example:

Interior_1.jpg

Interior_2.jpg

...

Action_1.jpg

...

Drink_1.jpg

Drink_2.jpg

Drink_3.jpg

...

- Please make sure you upload your media in the correct category. - Don’t forget to validate your assignment after uploading your files. /!\ Send your pictures the same day as the photoshoot before midnight. /!\ Keep your RAW files until your mission is validated.


PHOTOSHOOT OVERVIEW

Depending on the availability of the bar, you need to organize your photoshoot to be ready when the cocktails are done.


First, we recommend you take pictures of the bar, in order to figure out the best background for the cocktails' shot.


Regarding the In Action shots, you need to show the cocktails being made by the bartender.

Avoid having any customer in the frame.


In relation to the drinks photos, if the hotel you are in is a Marriott, please make sure to shoot 2 photos with a bottle of gin in the background and one without (see in the "drink" section for more details).

EQUIPMENT

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Full frame or APS-C


General settings:

  • ISO 400 max



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14 - 85 mm (full-frame)


General settings:

  • Aperture: f/4 - f/8 for action photos

  • Aperture: f/8 - f/16 for all other photos

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