When you are on a job, you really need to have a digital camera handy for a number of reasons:
Reason #1- To take photos for credits
Reason #2- To keep track of the items (specifically jewelry) that were pulled for that particular job
Reason #3- To capture the magic of the job itself 🙂
All three are important reasons but today, SOS Assistant is focusing on reason #2 … keeping track of the jewelry that was pulled for the shoot.
Why take pictures of the jewelry? Well because jewelry is small and can be misplaced/lost if you aren’t careful. Also jewelry can be pretty darn expensive and losing that means losing money. Not good. So here is what you need to do to keep track of your jewelry and to be the perfect assistant stylist that key stylists just love …
TAKE PICTURES!!! Once you unpack the jewelry, take photos of everything. SOS Assistant likes to take a few different types of photos. Type one is from each individual place you pulled from. For example if you pulled from Showroom Seven and they loaned you seven pieces of jewelry, take a picture of all seven images together in one photo. Repeat that process for each place you pulled from. Then, for the second type of photo, SOS Assistant likes to take a photo of all of the jewelry together in one picture.
These photos will come in handy when you are checking items back in after the job wraps. Its a simple little task that goes a long way. Trust.
Here is an example of what SOS Assistant is talking about:
Photo type #1- From one location (showroom, store, etc)
Photo type #2- From all locations (every single piece of jewelry on that job)
** Side note ** DO NOT be a foolio and have a sheet of paper lying over top of the jewelry. Lucky for SOS Assistant she has x-ray vision and knows exactly what is under there 😉