What will the end photo look like?
What lens should I use?
What speed / apeture / iso or film?
Do I need a tripod?
What is my model wearing? How should she express herself?
These are just a few of the questions I ask myself before setting up a photo. This process is just as important for me as setting all this up. This question and answer session plays into every photo even those that are not set up.
This is just part of my process.