A Photographer's Rules and Guidelines to Conducting Safe Shoots During COVID

As NY begins to reopen, it is our job as photographers to keep everyone on set safe. To ensure the safety of all cast and crew, my team and I have read through the NY State and CDC guidelines for media production to put together this simple blog post that will serve as our rules and guidelines on how we conduct shoots in the times of COVID:


Below are the simple rules and policies that we will follow:

  • Physical distancing (at least six feet between all employees, cast, and crew)

  • If needed to be in close proximity, the use of face masks/coverings will be required.

  • Testing: all people involved in shoot will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test (within one week)

  • Hand sanitizer will be easily accessed by everyone at indoor and outdoor shoots.

  • 30-minute buffer between all shoots to clean and sanitize the space and equipment.

  • Limiting the number of sessions per day and number of people on set.

  • Shooting outside as much as possible.

If you would like to see the resources that can keep you up-to-date with CDC and State guidelines for conducting shoots, please see the articles below:


NY State Media Production Guidelines Part 1

NY State Media Production Guidelines Part 2

CDC Guidelines

Professional Photographers of America Guidelines


These challenging times require creativity and discipline to keep everyone safe while producing quality work. There is nothing more important than the safety of each and every person we work with (and their loved ones). As a result, we will continue to adhere to these guidelines for the foreseeable future.


Happy Shooting! xx


Michael

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