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Introduction to Inspiration

We are holding a gathering where up to 15 photographers of mixed levels will meet, share and learn from each other. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at off camera flash, or studio level shooting outside of the studio, then this is for you.

Studio lights will be set up, as will off-camera flash and daylight shooting. Please bring along your flashes/studio lights too. We are hoping to have 3 setups going, and we can easily switch gear out so we can experiment with different lighting types and modifiers. The objective is to learn and experiment, try new things and meet new people :)
Please bring along any props, backdrops, lighting gear you have or would like to incorporate in your shot.

At the end of the session, you will be split into groups and will go head-to-head to produce the best image possible given a particular theme (to be disclosed on the day).

There are several models booked, a MUA and a designer so there should be plenty to keep you shooting.

Please bring along a dish to eat/share with others. There is a working kitchen on site and facilities. There is also parking ;)

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  • Andie m.

    It was truly a brilliant day . It grew and morphed and became a really interesting , challenging , positive and rewarding day of photography . Everyone put so much in . Huge thanks to you all . :-) x

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • Glynn

    What an outstanding day full of learning and experiences. Fab group of people and great models, make up and designer gear. :-)

    2 · May 19, 2014

  • Linda

    Brilliant day, could not have wished for more. Great group, loved the format, learnt stuff :)

    2 · May 19, 2014

  • Paul F

    excellent, very informative & such a nice group of people

    3 · May 19, 2014

  • Dade F.

    Great turnout by the photographers. Models worked very hard all day. Nice bit of learning. Topped off with great makeup and designer clothes :)

    4 · May 18, 2014

  • Linda

    I have a load of camera magazines that I would like to give away. Image Maker (SWPPs own magazine) and EOS Magazine - which is an excellent Canon mag. If anyone is interested let me know and I will bring them with me Sunday

    2 · May 15, 2014

    • Linda

      Great Michael, they are yours :)

      May 17, 2014

    • Michael T.

      Many thanks for them - good to meet you today - great to have a visit from the dogs in the afternoon :)

      1 · May 18, 2014

  • Erika S.

    Anyone driving out to the shoot from central Brighton/seafront area with whom I might be able to catch a ride? Will happily contribute to petrol.

    May 17, 2014

    • Paul F

      Hi Erica not central brighton but can give a lift if you can get to shell garage by Preston park London road

      May 17, 2014

    • Erika S.

      Hi Paul, thank you, would be great but just seeing this & i imagine you've probably gone by now

      1 · May 18, 2014

  • Maria P.

    oooo! Would have loved to go to this. I have some work exhibited in the Artists Open Houses (Ascension Arts if anyone would care to come and see) and have to steward! I look forward to the next similar event!

    May 17, 2014

  • Linda

    I can bring along my Lencarta lights x 2 with stands of course. Also have a boom arm and strip light soft box thingy with honeycomb. Do you want me to bring them as well?

    May 15, 2014

    • Dade F.

      if its not to big an ask, please do Linda. If for no other reason than other people can how they work and see if they suit their purposes

      May 15, 2014

    • Linda

      will bring it all with me

      May 17, 2014

  • Erika S.

    Has anyone got any of the following they could bring? Fan, smoke machine, bubble gun? Could make for some fun effects.

    May 15, 2014

  • Linda

    Props wise I have very little - lots of beads, my infamous red Top Hat and cane. Also a long green dress size 12. Will bring them with me.

    May 15, 2014

  • Dade F.

    If anyone has backgrounds, material as a backdrop, backdrop stands that they can bring that would be great.

    May 9, 2014

    • Linda

      I have a background stand and grey paper - will bring them along

      May 15, 2014

    • Linda

      Backgrounds I have black velvet and brown moleskin

      May 15, 2014

  • Erika S.

    Yes, Katariina, that would be fantastic x

    May 15, 2014

  • Erika S.

    Any word on which outfits of Isaac's the models will be wearing?

    May 12, 2014

    • Dade F.

      Alien, Scarecrow, Green Rainbow, Indigo Rainbow, Blue Rainbow, Pot of Gold, Striped outfit - so plenty of choice ;)

      May 12, 2014

    • Erika S.

      Thank you :)

      May 12, 2014

  • Glynn

    Dade - just to confirm, is this really scheduled to 8pm?

    No problem with it - just making sure I plan to this :-)

    April 28, 2014

    • Dade F.

      yes, it is a long full day of shooting ;)

      April 29, 2014

    • Glynn

      Cool. I will make plans :-)

      April 29, 2014

  • Andie m.

    The address is Westgate ,not W gate .

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Marie F.

    Hey would love to attend Dade, but I have childcare issues on that day. Hopefully next time :-)

    April 29, 2014

  • Linda

    If anyone has a Lastolite Hi-Lite they can bring along, that would be great. Want to try a lighting set up which I’m pretty sure is done with one

    1 · April 29, 2014

    • Dade F.

      I have one which we will be using ;)

      1 · April 29, 2014

  • Linda

    Can my prop be a dog? :)

    April 28, 2014

  • Erika S.

    When trying to think about what props, backdrops etc to bring, it might help if we had some direction as to theme/styling please... ?

    1 · April 28, 2014

    • Dade F.

      The props can be anything you would like to use in a shot, swords, fans, flowers.
      Backdrops instead of white, what else could you bring along? Patterns, fabrics etc.
      The style of clothing is from https://www.facebook.c...­
      plus whatever the model choose to bring along with them ;)

      April 28, 2014

    • Erika S.

      Cheers, very helpful to see the designer x

      April 28, 2014

  • Erika S.

    Really want to come to this but it is the day after a wedding in America that I've been booked to shoot dependent on my visa status. In other words, if my passport gets back from The Home Office in time for me to fly to the US for the wedding on the 17th then I'm going to LA for a long weekend but if I am here in the UK then I would love to be in Plumpton on the 18th with y'all :) :)

    2 · April 26, 2014

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