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Help needed for Salon shoot!


tony64 17 204 9 England
25 Oct 2009 8:53AM
My hairdresser has commissioned me to take pictures of models for his Salon. The shoot doesn't take place until Feb 2010, however I need help! I have limited experience in studio work - a few camera club evenings - and I have no lights! So, is there anyone out there in the London area who would be prepared to do it with me and 'show me the ropes' for a split of the money? Split up for negotiation!

Tony
redsnappa 18 2.8k United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 9:07AM

Quote:My hairdresser has commissioned me to take pictures of models for his Salon..... however I need help! I have limited experience in studio work
So why accept the commission?
tony64 17 204 9 England
25 Oct 2009 9:31AM
I'm accepting because I'd like to do more of this work and you have to get started somehow. Also, its a great honour to be asked. I'm already exhibiting my pictures in his salon, so its natural to ask me.
steve_kershaw 15 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 9:35AM
is there a local studio where you can rent some time?
tony64 17 204 9 England
25 Oct 2009 9:47AM
We will be using the Salon. So no costs involved.
Chrism8 14 980 28 England
25 Oct 2009 9:51AM

Quote:Is there a local studio where you can rent some time?
I think Steve's suggestion meant that the studio would have the lights / b/g etc, and you may only need it for an hour or 2 at relatively low cost.

If your after some assistance, might be a good idea to let us know where your based.

Chris
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 9:54AM
I'd love to help Tony but am a bit far away. I did something similar myself in the summer and the shots came out well. I obviously don't know the salon you're going to but space was limited where I was. I used a Lastolite pop-up background and a single Interfit Stellar 300 head with softbox fitted. If you're looking to do more of this type of work I would suggest buying some lights and practising a lot between now and Feb.

Darren.
tony64 17 204 9 England
25 Oct 2009 9:55AM
The salon is in Palmers Green, North London N13. I do know of a studio nearby that may hire out stuff, although I was hoping to find someone who already had their own gear.
tony64 17 204 9 England
25 Oct 2009 9:56AM
Thanks Darren, there is good space in the salon. and yes I may well do that.
steve_kershaw 15 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 10:04AM
have you got any speedlights? one or 2 of these would work a treat for head shots
tony64 17 204 9 England
25 Oct 2009 10:09AM
Thanks for that link Steve, I haven't, but that's one thing I will probably purchase!

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