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