The team are feeling pretty buoyant at the mo, we haven't had the best year as the studio was shut down for 5 months after water damage from a fire on the floor above. However, we've re-opened and have picked up right where we left off, with plenty of bookings coming in from old and new photographers alike, and plans are in the pipeline for a jam-packed 2016 (we have some really exciting news about our first event... watch out for the announcement in the New Year.)
We thought it was high time we all had a bit of fun together, so we invited photographers and models alike down to the Studio for a Secret Santa themed shoot, a few drinks and a good chat. Photographers picked a present and had 20 minutes in the studio with the ever beautiful, ever enthusiastic Jess (aka Natural Happy Girl) and had to use their gift as inspiration to produce an image.
It was just for fun, there was no competition involved, and the photographers now have a gallery where they can show each other their work and post feedback. It was great fun and particularly encouraging for those who hadn't used the studio before as Mark was on hand to help with the lighting set up and Jess is the perfect model to work with for beginners. In fact, she has so much experience and is so enthusiastic it's really very hard to get a bad photo of her.
The whole group said how much they enjoyed it and it was a great opportunity for photographers to learn from each other, discuss future shoots and plan some of the events they want to see happening next year at Studio 2. We're actively trying to get models involved with the socials as well, it's a great opportunity to network and meet photographers so don't feel like it's only for the people behind a camera.
If you fancy coming to one of our socials, please do! You don't have to let us know in advance unless there's a special shoot on (check our Facebook or Twitter, don't forget to give us a like or follow whilst you're there!) and there's a very laid back atmosphere. If you're a bit nervous, don't be. Everyone's incredibly friendly and we guarantee that within 15 minutes you'll be sipping your favourite beverage and actively involved in the argument which occurs every social: Nikon vs Canon.
The next one will be the 21st of January, hope to see you all there.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.