So, as I mentioned I had been planning to arrange my own on location photoshoot. As part of this I was on the hunt for models for the shoot via some of the modelling contact sites. Whilst browsing the forum on purestorm.com I happened across a post about a photoshoot in support of Comic Relief. It sounded like fun, and a chance to get back in a proper studio for a change! And all for a good cause of course, which is as good an excuse as any,
Stuart at Dreghorn Photography Studio in Glasgow, made a disparate group of photographers, make up artists and models right at home and fed us nibbles and cake. He and his able colleagues set up different lighting set ups in the studio and let us loose on some poor unsuspecting models.
My camera was the awkward one, of course, not talking to one of his wireless widgets, but they were very patient as I fiddled and faffed. The 4 other photographers taking part in the afternoon session were also fairly patient with me.
I have to apologise to the models, my vague and confusing directions may have caused a few unsightly frown lines here and there, but they handled it with great aplomb and endless grace in the face of such adversity.
The bit that really shocked me I supose, being an innocent wedding photographer, was that they even took their noses off!
For those of a technical leaning, the first lighting set- up with Sarah was officially low key, the middle set-up for Adele and Nisha was low key and the final set-up with Ervina was high key.
Full details of the participants, make-up artist and dress designer can be found in the article here. I have also linked to some of them in the relevant Portraits section.
As always when you gather half a dozen photographers in one room, there was a lot of lens envy going on.
Thanks again to Stuart and his crew, who so ably welcomed us to their working home, despite the stresses and strains we induced!