Yesterday – my good friend Terry McNamara and myself ran a day for photographers who were unfamiliar with life in the studio. We were really pleased that 10 photographers were taken on, and that we even had a waiting list… We used 4 models of varying abilities, to encourage the attendees to work harder, but to still achieve some great images. The sets were excellent, the lighting superb…
We used a combination of overhead lights on a boom, softboxes, beauty dishes, and cold constant lights, to provide a variety of conditions under which to shoot. The studio had a large infinity curve, which gave some great high key shots, though we also had access to a 1950’s style ice-cream bar.
It was excellent to see inexperienced studio photographers change over the session – one lady started off very quietly, but by the end of the session, was happily directing, and demonstrating poses to the models….
Many thanks go to the hard working models – Katie, Geri, Danny, and Clare – who modelled tirelessly and I know didn’t get much of a break.
I didn’t get chance to take many images, as we were busy looking after our delegates, but the feedback so far, has been so good, that we are already in the stages of planning our next shoot on a similar theme, but using different models, and different sets. Watch this space for more information.