Last year I took part in a shoot for a charity calendar for the Ranger's Supporters Erskine Appeal. Supporting the latter rather than the former of course.
So Karma kicked in and yesterday's couple who have booked me for their wedding in the summer of 2013 got my name from one of the models who had posed for the calendar.
And as to trading places? This weekend I'm hopping over to Edinburgh to visit with Psychomoda. This time though I am not borrowing some of their fanatabulous dresses for one of my shoots. I will be helpine the owner, Alison, to set up her ASOS shop by guiding her through the art of taking her own product shots. There is a bit of a challenge in this, no flash, no photoshop, simple backgrounds like a wall. Everything has to be right first time out of camera. I will need to learn the ins and outs of her camera in no time flat and then explain it all to her.
I have taught a night class in photography, the basics and a few tricks, in the past, so hopefully I can get the right hints and tips across in our on the fly shoot.
I believe she has a few models who are interested in taking part in this opportunity as it offers them good exposure and regular (if not necessarily well paid) work.