RTPhotographic: Blog http://rtphotographic.com/blog en-us (C) RTPhotographic richard.h@rtphotographic.com (RTPhotographic) Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:48:00 GMT Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:48:00 GMT http://rtphotographic.com/img/s/v-5/u360804189-o802253017-50.jpg RTPhotographic: Blog http://rtphotographic.com/blog 80 120 1st Studio Open Day... http://rtphotographic.com/blog/2018/1/1st-studio-open-day Ok so Sunday Blog Day - Didn't quite happen last week and a little late today but here is it.

Today (Sunday) Saw the 1st Sunday open day for OxfordRoadStudio. Thankfully it was a good day! Today saw a mixture of a couple of 1st time models and one thats done a few shoots before.

Thankfully I am getting better at directing poses clearly without embarrassing myself by trying to imitate the position i am failing to describe! Although its a good icebreaker in the awkward 1st 15 mins of any 1st time shoot.

1st up was some fairly energetic kickboxing sparring and shadow boxing to create some clean images for advertising and social media promotion for a local instructor, it was great fun got some pretty nice shots and I think she went away happy...

Then my 1st No show of the day... Oh the pain of a no show! Still thankfully marketing and photo editing whiled away the time till Lauren arrived, well I went to pick her up after she text saying to check times and warn me she was walking! In the rain... So off I popped to pick her up. 

We used a really simple 2 light Beauty set-up with a pair of our Godox QS-300 heads, a large Beauty Dish and diffuser screen on top and a small gridded softbox on the bottom to create an 70/30 clamshell lighting set metering to F11 on the key light and F8 on the fill. The results where superb! We grabbed a great set of images in a very short time! 

Next time round I will get a video on the set-up, metering and kit, as well as some accompanying before and after edits of key shots. For the time being I have a few shoots to edit...

Last up after a visit from some friends and a social coffee (ignoring the 2nd No SHOW, and the dropping back home of Lauren so she didn't get drenched) The smiley and bubbly 1st time model Lucy arrived, with a concerned boyfriend (who I think enjoyed watching) After some small talk it was right to business with a lingerie set and finally a few beauty shots at the end. I have chosen one of hers as the feature image for today. 

More to follow, no major progress on any build ideas yet! BUT with the studio open every other Sunday there will be a lot more content to share.

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New Year New Start? http://rtphotographic.com/blog/2018/1/new-year-new-start OK so kicking of the new year as I mean to go on.. Until I get the hang of blogging these may seem a little random but There will at least be a weekly Sunday Blog post... as well as my shot of the week old or new...

I'll start with a little about me and the plans for the year. If anyone reads them please ask any questions you might have, I am always happy to offer an opinion even if its not the most popular one...

So 2018 will bring quite a ref changes to the site, the services and they way I do things, here is a list of a few key ideas/points that will come up over the next 12 months (not in any particular order)

  • I will be building and offering for hire a modular touch Photo Booth solution for hire to make them more affordable.
  • The studio will be open regularly every other Sunday
  • We now have a YouTube Channel set up for the studio Oxford Road Studio ~ Yeovil We will start to add edited clips of a range of fashion, editorial & model photo shoots. Plus some lighting set up guides, How to's and general fun and games!
  • We will be re-fitting the studio and adding a massive 6m x 4m Infinity cove - A build video will most probably be made as I was shocked at the low quality of how to's I could find.
  • Model Days - We will be hosting more model days this year, offering both guided and unguided slots for photographers of all levels from beginner to pro.
  • With the help of some new software I can offer a new range of digital makeover photo shoots!
  • Location Shoots!!! I will be getting out and about to enjoy some more editorial styled location photos shoots and perhaps running some group shoots.. Watch out for more.

So in short 2018 is set to be a BIG year, no doubt I will succeed in some trials and fail in others. If you want to join me along the way, come back every Sunday when I will add a report and some thoughts, and post answers to any questions I get.

If you made it this far, thank you for reading! 

Rich

 

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