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Studio FAQ2016-11-04T18:41:24+00:00

Studio FAQs

“I’ve got a question, I’d like to ask….”

If you have never used a studio before, you probably have a lot of questions.  Event if you have you may still have more questions.  Here are some of the frequently asked ones – and the answers to go with them.  If you still have a question after reading these, then, please contact me and I will try to help you.

Can you book a model for me?2016-10-27T21:09:26+00:00

Yes.  Let me know what sort of model you want to work with, what type of shoot it is, and what levels you expect the model to work to.  If I know someone who meets those requirements I will recommend them to you and book them on your behalf, if you think they are suitable.   If I don’t know immediately anyone someone who ‘fits the bill’, I am happy to put out a casting call for you, and make the booking.  Just let me know what you are looking for and I will do my best to help.

Can I or the model arrive early?2016-10-27T21:05:50+00:00

I tend to be at the studio about half an hour before a hire is due to start.  I am happy for you and/or your model to arrive during that time.  You can use that time to bring in any equipment/props you will be using, have a cup of tea or coffee and generally relax prior to your shoot.  Similarly, your model can be getting ready, doing hair or make-up.

Please note: While I normally arrive 30mins before a shoot is scheduled, I don’t guarantee to be there that early.  The only thing I guarantee is that I will be there ready for your scheduled start time.

Do you charge extra for using the lights?2016-10-27T20:56:48+00:00

No, use of the studio lights, and modifiers, and triggers, and just about everything else is included in the hire price.

I have a Sony/Minolta camera with an odd hot-shoe, will this be a problem?2016-11-19T21:24:43+00:00

Sony/Minolta camera have a non-standard hot-shoe, this means they cannot take the standard triggers we have in the studio.  You will need a special adaptor to modify the Sony/Minolta hot-shoe to the standard that is used by all other camera manufacturers.  I don’t have many Sony/Minolta users coming to the studio so it is an item I don’t keep in stock.  However, they are not expensive and it would be worth your while investing in one.  Search for “Sony/Minolta Hot Shoe Adaptor” in Google – they are easy to come by, and not too expensive.

More studio related FAQs will be added later.  If you didn’t find your answer here, then please contact me, and I will try to help you.