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Offline Jonathan

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Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« on: February 24, 2010, 08:45:41 AM »
OK, here's one that could be a lot of fun - and it could also be quite scary.

I'm doing a shoot for a bridal jewelry firm.

We have....
1. a stunning location (stately home) - actually it will be one of 2 and we won't know which one for a week or so.  But it's amazing.  And probably in Essex (yeah, I know...)
2. 2 photographers (me and err, somebody else - dunno who - NOT my choice)
3. Several models (probably 4 - 5 on the day)
4. Pro hair and makeup company prepping the girls
5. Pro stylist
6. Top quality bridal frocks
7. POSSIBLY a video crew doing a behind the scenes film for me
8. No budget.  Really this is being put together on zero budget to get PR for all involved.

I need an assistant to hold lights and get shouted at :)

Wanna come see a location fashion shoot and help out?

Here's the bad stuff:
1. No pay :(  We're all bartering favours.
2. No shooting.  Sorry - too many cameras there already - there was a shortlist of "many" photographers wanting to get involved in this.
3. I don't yet have the date - almost certainly last week in March.  Definitely weekday.  Probably all day.
4. I know the 2 locations but don't know which one and aren't allowed to say ATM.  You'll need transport to get to a mystery location in the south east or to me VERY early.

How can you say no....?


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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 10:29:30 AM »
If that bit of water wasn't between us, I'd be there like a shot!
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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 11:04:32 AM »
I'm interested, it's just a case of being available  :-\

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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 12:02:50 PM »
why are these things never in Coventry...I know I know Chaventry and all hat, concrete, kinder rough? we have good places too ya know!

This would be good for my course development crud, but alass Can not get there don't think :(, unless very early train there, bah, guess not.
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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 06:28:04 PM »
If only it was nearer to Leeds and not Leeds Castle I`d jump at it  :(

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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 08:48:43 PM »
I would be really interested however with dodgy knees I would not be much help.

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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 09:06:51 AM »
I can't make this one because I may still be stuck in Norway, but having worked with Jonothan I will say this.

If you are in two minds or think it is a lot of hassle for a lot of hard work, you are right. BUT you will learn so much just by watching him and seeing how things are done it will be totally worth it. People pay good money for courses that will teach you less.
You should see this as a golden opportunity to learn about photography in a high pressure environment.
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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010, 09:26:23 AM »
That is why i have declared an interest subject to work. Essex is round the corner  (8 miles) from the family so it's rather convenient for me as well.

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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2010, 09:59:11 AM »
I am so envious - wish I lived round the corner, or really anywhere in the UK .....  :legit:
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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2010, 11:57:13 AM »
I can say yeah, you can count me in as an interested party, as long as you can give me as much notice as poss to book the day off and its not on the 17th (my birthday).  I would love to expierence a pro shoot, I can get there (free diesel ) and pick up someone if they want it too.
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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 06:07:12 PM »
I can't make this one because I may still be stuck in Norway, but having worked with Jonothan I will say this.

If you are in two minds or think it is a lot of hassle for a lot of hard work, you are right. BUT you will learn so much just by watching him and seeing how things are done it will be totally worth it. People pay good money for courses that will teach you less.
You should see this as a golden opportunity to learn about photography in a high pressure environment.

Aw thanks ;)  So you've forgotten about the really heavy bag that we never actually used then?

Stay tuned guys - looks like the date might be flexing......
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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2010, 10:15:40 AM »
Aw thanks ;)  So you've forgotten about the really heavy bag that we never actually used then?



Arhh but if you did not take it then you would of wanted to use what ever was in the heavy bag...
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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2010, 03:41:43 PM »
I can't make this one because I may still be stuck in Norway, but having worked with Jonothan I will say this.

If you are in two minds or think it is a lot of hassle for a lot of hard work, you are right. BUT you will learn so much just by watching him and seeing how things are done it will be totally worth it. People pay good money for courses that will teach you less.
You should see this as a golden opportunity to learn about photography in a high pressure environment.

Aw thanks ;)  So you've forgotten about the really heavy bag that we never actually used then?

Stay tuned guys - looks like the date might be flexing......

I had forgotten, but now you mention it, it was a very heavy bag!
L learned a ton about location shooting, and can honestly say I prefer it to studio work now even with all the challenges that differing light can bring in to the equation.

Seriously guys, you should be fighting each other for this FREE master class.
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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2010, 04:31:56 PM »
Seriously - others have been trying to find a way to enjoy the benefits of this offer.
It's just unfortunate that we are unable to meet the flexible nature of the offer.

Had it come after next Friday i could have been in a position to say yeh or neh.
But alas, Irv has got in with a definite and i've no doubt he'll enjoy the day immensely.

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Re: Fancy helping out on a pro shoot?
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2010, 11:18:48 PM »
Seriously - others have been trying to find a way to enjoy the benefits of this offer.
It's just unfortunate that we are unable to meet the flexible nature of the offer.

Had it come after next Friday i could have been in a position to say yeh or neh.
But alas, Irv has got in with a definite and i've no doubt he'll enjoy the day immensely.
Hey "its never over till the fat lady sings" Andrew. If the day in question happens to be on a day that I've surveyed a job for then I may not be able to take the time off!
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