This is my photographic diary of a visit I made to Barcelona in 2009. In order to art direct a shoot it is important to practice the process of framing your own shots and be able to see the merits of a scene in front of you taking into account the light and the subject. For this reason I encourage all my students to get used to taking shots of things they see when out and about at home or away. When taking a photograph one can cut out irrelevant material and crop in to frame and compose the image to create the look and communicate the idea you wish more effectively. This is what you are enabling your photographer to do on a fashion shoot -
To go through the process yourself will help you direct.
Photographic fashiontent copyright - Schelay McCarter 2010