Norwich & District Photographic Society has an active studio group. Regular shoots are organised with the opportunity to photograph a variety of subjects including models – both male and female. These can be for example portraiture, fashion, and figure studies.
Normally shoots take place at the Butterfly Studio in Norwich which is fully equipped with both white and black backdrops.on the first Monday evening of each month starting at 7:00 PM. but full details for each shoot are also published beforehand so keep an eye out for any changes..
Regular models to NDPS include: Hayley Bird, Estelle Long and Cathy Wilson
Because all studio sessions are self-financing the participants have to cover the additional costs to the Society such as studio hire, studio equipment and the mode’s l fee etc.. Although the actual cost of each meeting of the Studio Group varies depending on the location of the shoot and the model and their experience. there is a fixed charge of £20 for attending each Studio Group meeting.
About the Studio Group
So that everyone has the opportunity to get some good shots at each meeting the shoots are usually limited to six (6) photographers to give each member adequate time. Studio flash is normally provided so the only thing needed to participate is a camera with a hot shoe connection..
In addition, from time to time location shoots are also arranged with a model. Past locations used have been a working garage, medieval hall, derelict church, courtroom, disused factory and office buildings, city subways, a cemetery and the beaches out on the North Norfolk Coast.
For those members who want to learn more about studio photography the sessions provide the opportunity to learn about setting up and using studio lighting to achieve different styles of image, various composition styles using models, image processing and generally discussing shots.
All studio group shoots are well organised, friendly and fun. We have both male and female photographers taking part and their abilities range from advanced through to beginners.
New members are particularly welcome, and help is always on hand help anyone who needs advice.