First day at Studio 1.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Thursday 26th June, The first day of my work placement at Studio 1. 

I was super super nervous as I have never worked in the real photography world before, especially in a studio with multi millionaire clients. The day started at 5:00am with my drive into London, there was no way I was going to be late on my first day. I got to the studio and met the team, honestly the most kind people ever. They were all giving me tips and advice, the warmest welcome I could have wished for.

The photography team was made up of 5 people, camera man, 2 assistants, studio manager and me. We all packed the equipment into the car and made are way to the location. 

I was breath taken when we stopped outside this beautiful house, situated in Ealing. Many events are taken place here every two weeks, even celebrity celebrations with Britney spears. The house was bombed in World war |, where the house was destroyed, the grandmother passed the house down to her grandson who promised to restore the house to exactly what it looked like before the bombing. The house was incredible outside and in. 

The whole house was built with marble, with the intricate golden details throughout the whole house. It was certainly a place I have never been before, I was so lucky for this to be my first shoot. 

We were shooting for Frank Saul current owner of three different clothing ranges, thursdays shooting was for L'atelier. They design the most divine dresses, perfect for a luxury evening or corporate event. At the shoot I was able to help the gorgeous Fabio, the stylist for the day. It was heaven, surrounded by pretty dresses and thousands of shoes. 

Links to the clothing ranges:

I spent most of my day with the hair and make up team, an ultimate dream of mine. Talking about the make up looks to go with the dresses, the make up was mainly natural and flawless. A simple pink eye, flushed cheeks with a deep pink almost natural lip colour, the lip stain gave them a subtle pop. 

The stunning Stella, the model everyone envies. Her beaming personality was so easy to work with, being so co-operative the shots were done within 15 minutes and onto the next dress. I spent the day looking after her, seeing if she needed anything, holding her drinks. 
The client was around at the shoot, making sure he was happy with the style of photographs, he was simply astounded with Stella and the elegance she bought to the photographs.

I focused especially on how the photographer worked and how he used his assistants. This was crucial to me as I have never seen work like this before. I need this experience so I am more aware of what I will be doing when I start out in a career. 

So after 12 hours the shoot was a wrap, client happy, photographer happy, me = so tired. 
But I had the best first day ever, I am so grateful for studio 1 taking me under their wing and giving me such an amazing opportunity to work with such admiral talented people. 

Studio 1 are truly amazing so go check out their work, you won't regret it.


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