A couple of months back I was hired to teach someone how to take photographs in a studio environment. Although studio is not normally what i do, I have done a few shoots and was happy to impart the basics to an already competent photographer I had taught before. (That’s why he is competent 😉 )
As my client had access to the very accommodating Jayne Elliott Hair Company and some of Jayne’s friends and customers, we decided to make a day of it.
Although I was there as an instructor, once I had shown Justin the basics he was quite happy to play and experiment as Jayne prepped the girls and sent them over to stand them in the limelight.
With a little time on my hands I took out my always handy Sanyo Xacti H2, a cheap little 720p camera that records to SD card. Although I don’t claim to be a videographer, with new media tools being so accessible and the ability to network easily with like minded folk, a little spare time was turned into a whole new product. All I had to do with the clips was call a friend (Glen of CV21) and ask for a favour.
So although it wasn’t intended or planned, with the right tools to hand, I feel that being open minded and flexible has given one client much more value that they had originally expected.
Here is the video…