Hello world! Here are a few tips to become a better photographer if you're serious about photography and how to organize a some what professional photoshoot. So here it is:
1. GET A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA
If you're serious about photography, I recommend getting a nice camera. I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5. I love this camera and it produces very clean, professional-looking photos.
2. BE OPEN TO TAKE PICTURES OF ANYONE/ ANYTHING
To get started, you really have to be open to taking pictures of anyone/anything. I had a photoshoot with a friend of mine who is a ballerina and the photos turned out really amazing. After I uploaded the photos to my photography account on Instagram, a week later I was asked to take photos of a few guys skateboarding. I did take the offer and it turned out to be very cool. If you're open to shooting things outside of your comfort zone, more people will want to use your skills to have a shoot.
3. TRY SHOOTING IN A STUDIO
I recently did this at a studio near my house. It was absolutely awesome and I had so much fun. All you have to do is look up "photography studios near me to rent" or something along those lines. You'd be surprised my how easy it is to rent a studio and how many studios for rent there are. The photos turned out looking very professional.
4. HAVE A SHOOT WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE
Having a shoot with multiple people is a great way to get your name out there and meet new people. When I had my photoshoot in a studio, I invited multiple people and told them to bring their friends. I met new people and we all had a great time. Also, when people are interacting in photos, the pictures turn out really happy and organic instead of posed.
5. CREATE A MOODBOARD/ INSPIRATION BOARD
A few days prior before the shoot make a collage (digitally or on paper) of what you want the shoot to look like. What I usually do is, I get a corkboard and I pin on some pictures of what I want the shoot to look like. I include pictures of models, color palettes, locations, and even ripped magazine pages of shoots I like.