Today I was working with new clients Horbury Design helping with their development of the new prospectus for Horbury School. Like all the other school shoots I’ve done, it was a hectic shooting schedule – dashing from one class to another to get the shot before moving on to the next location and by the end of the afternoon I was as drained as my camera’s battery ;¬) The school has pupils from year 7-11 and as so the arrival of a photographer with lighting and assistant tended to cause quite a bit of a distraction to the younger pupils which means its critical to get in, visualise the shot, light it and get out in as little time as possible but the speed of each shoot is what adds to the pressure and makes the day such hard work. As ever, I used a couple of speedlights for most of the shots as they are so portable and easy to set up and shooting with them close in and at low power means they will just keep popping all day long. We hit several classes including history, languages, ITC, technology, PE, the hair salon and drama to get a broad range of subjects and ended the day with a special tea party with the headmistress to reward the school’s highest achievers. Cakes and buns all round!
Only a couple of images at the moment due to an embargo, once the prospectus is finally out I’ll add some more.
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