Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Blue Rooms Photographic Studio

Yesterday I was invited to The Blue Rooms studio for a photo shoot to see if I was "model worthy". Truthfully I've never really thought about modeling before, so this was all new to me.

When I arrived (besides the fact that no one actually noticed until almost 10 minutes later) I was made to feel fairly welcome by lady who seemed to be in charge. Turns out she was getting her hair done, hence the reason no one came and greeted us. We chatted for a few minutes and then I was told to wait until the makeup artist was ready. She was a bit over-friendly and at one point just stood outside of the door and smoked.

After about 20 minutes, the makeup artist did my hair and makeup. She was sweet but to be honest I wasn't a big fan of some of the looks she created (I only really like the first look). Also, the other makeup artist offered to help do my hair to start with, and bloody hell, he pulled so much of my hair out! I then had to wait again until the photographer was sorted.

Eventually the photo shoot actually started, and the photographer was actually really helpful. He told me exactly what to do and where to look and stuff. Overall I had 5 outfit changes and 3 hair/makeup changes. The "changing room" was a tiny cupboard in the photo studio. And it wasn't much of a studio either, just a room with a roll out background screen and differently wallpapered walls. Also, we were told they would do some photos outdoors, they never did.

After it was all over we were told beforehand we would have a "consolation" at the end to discuss whether modeling is for me and decide what to do next (either purchase photos or go home). The did not happen. Instead, all that did happen was the lady who first spoke to us tried to sell one of the packages available, starting at £850 (10 photos, website and Z-card) and going on into thousands and thousands. We decided we did not want this so she started making offer after offer, trying to make us buy something. Eventually she offered us this: Every single photo taken on the day for the price of 4 fully edited ones. That was something me and my mum were happy with so we accepted, said our goodbyes and left.

'Never again' my mum said. I think I'm with her on that one.

Anyway, here are a couple of the photos that I didn't hate:






Bottom line is, I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend them but they aren't all that bad either. Also, my experience may be different to others.

2 comments:

  1. It does sound like a bad, unprofessional experience. I have no knowledge of how these things should work but it doesn't sound good, it is as if they promised things and just didn't do them.

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    1. Maybe I'm sounding a bit too harsh but it really was not what I was expecting. And I totally agree with you, it seemed like they were more of a money-making business rather than the 'service' they were marketing themselves as.

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