It’s my first blog post in a while and while major public events are still off the menu (with the exception of long distance trips to check eyesight, going to the beach or the pub because you cannot survive without sun & alcohol :P) some activities that have started to open up, photography studios being one of them. Now not all studios are quite prepared to re-open on the basis of our Government’s advice as it may be impossible to maintain adequate social distancing between the photographer and their client. However outdoor shoots should present fewer problems (subject to weather) providing that the current guidelines are followed.
So what’s this got to do with me?
As lockdown is starting to ease I’m keen to start shooting again and working with as many creatives as I can providing I can do so safely. So I will be adopting the following processes in the present climate:
- Pre-shoot risk assessment. Have you been near someone who has been infected within the last 14 days? Are you exhibiting any symptoms? This also goes for both me and my assistant. If either of us believes they have come into contact with someone infected recently we will reschedule the shoot to another date.
- We will make their own way to the shoot location separately. I would suggest that you to bring someone along to accompany you during the shoot as a precaution and for your own safety.
- Shoots will be done at the current recommended distances. However in some cases I may need to bring in a piece of equipment closer into the model.
- Back of camera shots will be shown from a distance to avoid physical contact.
- Face masks will be worn by the photographer and assistant (if present) at all times.
- Hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes will be available and equipment wiped down at the start and end of the shoot.
So if you are interested in booking me for a shoot please get in touch using any of the social links on the site and I’ll get back to you.