This is specifically for the Studio Event on Sunday 9th October, at Limpley Stoke - the Limpley Stalk walkabout and meeting at lunch still continues, in parallel. The picture isn't The Studio; I am standing at the end of the path down to The Studio (by the road and 2 garages)) looking at right-angles to the path at the picture subject.
There is a choice of 2 x 1 hour sessions at The Studio, pre-booked at £7.50 per person (£8.50 for non-RPS members), for 4 people per session. Let David Norfolk know which session you want. Each session has a range of studio lights, plus triggers, plus backgrounds etc. – and a male model (used by Bath Photographic Society in the past; I'm told he photographs well).
The 4 photographers will collaborate in choosing from the equipment available, lighting the model, and then taking some photos. Much as they might at a photoshow, on a vendor stand, but without the sales pressure and with fewer people competing.
At the end of a session the 4 photographers should have:
• Very basic experience with studio lighting and the use of modelling lights to light a simple set;
• An idea of whether they want to proceed with studio flash or stay with simple on/off camera flash;
• An idea of whether they'd want to sign up for an RPS-WR professional studio lighting or modelling workshop (the sort of thing Richard Olpin could provide if there is sufficient interest);
• A basic idea of what is involved in setting up a personal home studio with lights, and whether they might ever want to do this;
• An idea of whether they might want to hire a studio themselves, for a particular project.
This is NOT intended to be an advanced training course in studio lighting, model photography, or a source of commercial-standard photos. It is a chance for aspiring photographers to use lighting kit that they don't usually have access to, in a “small-studio” environment.
Parking is limited, so car-sharing is suggested – there are 2 places at The Studio and people should also be able to park in the village hall, across the road. Attendees can explore Limpley Stoke either side of their session, before meeting up at Hope Pole Inn (opens 12:00-14:30) for lunch. The Hop Pole has a big garden and wasn't crowded when we visited.