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The Studio Build - Day 7, a mother calls...

My Mother Three Ways...

Read on for the visit from a VIM (Very Important Mother) and why you need to do your ironing...


Today was the first day of the advertising campaign. We're starting with Facebook and I am organising other media later this week; in particular I want to get signs outside local supermarkets as they are generally strong places for photography adverts.

Morning was spent mostly finishing off from yesterday, and yes, dear reader, I did remember the photos of the charity shop mirror and the camranger adaptor which I omitted yesterday, although they have not been edited to clear up my rather rushed shots:

Our £13 studio mirror from YMCA charity shop.

Camranger adaptor camera side

Camranger Adaptor external side

Note on the adaptor the velcro cable tie; this is simply used as strain relief in case the Camranger does come out of the clip, to avoid damaging the camera. A smashed Camranger is cheaper than a USB3 port replacement on a Nikon!

I had a visit from my mother too; she turned up with Gregg's pasties, obviously thinking I'm not eating enough. Given my size, I suspect she may need her glasses changed... She was talked into sitting in front of the lights for a quick triptych, picture used as main blog image.

She commented on the lack of ironing of the fabrics (I know, I know - Julie was planning that for today), and that some things still needed cleaning, so that's me told then. Ah, mothers...

Magnets arrived to mount the backdrop fabric on the windows. I'd telephoned a local haberdasher to get some blackout lining, but because of a major fire next door to them, they are closed until further notice (see Ah well, so much for shopping local; Amazon had fabric for delivery tomorrow.

Julie worked on the fabrics and getting them looking tidy, before we moved on to a bit of training on the lights for her. She's posting over on our Facebook Page, so have a look over there for her images.

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