Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where is your studio based?

 

Why do I need a portfolio?

 

What do I need to bring with me?

 

Will you help me with posing?

 

How much do you charge?

 

Which is to be preferred, studio or outdoors?

 

Do you have hair and make-up artists available?

 

I’ve never been photographed professionally before and  I’m a little nervous.  What’s it like?

 

How and when do I pay?

 

Can I bring along a friend or member of my family?

 

How long does the shoot last?

 

 

 

Where is your studio based?

 

The studio is in Morden,  Surrey/South London, conveniently located  just 3 minutes walk of the Northern Line Underground.  If you are travelling by car, there is a private car park adjacent.

 

 

Why do I need a portfolio?

 

A photographic portfolio is as important to a dancer, actor or model as a CV is to somebody applying for a standard job. How else are agents and casting  directors going to make an initial assessment on you if they have not seen you before and you don’t yet have a track record in the business? Even the most experienced artists keep their portfolios up to date.

 

 

What do I need to bring with me?

 

Nothing really except, of course, the clothes you want to be featured in.  We would suggest  you include 4 or 5 tops  with variable necklines for the headshots, avoiding patterns, logos  and anything  that distracts from your face.   For full outfits,  pack long and short dresses  (a suit for  the men), casual wear and, if you feel confident,  swimwear and lingerie.  It’s better to have too many rather than too few outfits.

 

 

Will you help me with posing?

 

The majority of our subjects have not had any professional pictures taken before and, quite naturally are concerned  how to pose .Don’t worry, we are used to dealing with people who have  not had any previous experience in front of the camera, and will give you all the help and direction you need.

 

 

How much do you charge?

 

Please refer to the “Prices” page

 

 

Which is to be preferred, studio or outside?

 

We shall endeavour to provide you with a selection of both  studio and outside shots, although the latter will, of course, depend upon the weather and available light.   Daylight is to be preferred, but  unfortunately we cannot control the weather.

 

 

Do you have hair and make-up artists available?

 

The short answer is “No”. To be quite honest,  if you are auditioning,  an Agent or casting Director wants  your pictures to look like you.  Furthermore,  the chances are you will be meeting  the hair/make-up artist for the first time, and she or he may have a completely different idea  from you as to how  you should look.  You probably know best.

 

 

I’ve never been photographed professionally before and I’m a little nervous.  What’s it  like?  

 

Well it’s actually quite exciting. There are lights, cameras, backdrops and props. At  Dance Scene Photographic  you will find it is not at all overwhelming. We aim to create a really relaxed atmosphere so any nerves are shaken off in no time.  Our studio is fairly compact, with quite a homely feel to it. We have separate areas for changing  and  make-up,  with tea and coffee making facilities.

 

 

How and when do I pay?

 

Payment  will be asked for at the conclusion of the shoot. We take cash or cheque  but regret we  do not have credit/debit card facilities.

 

 

Can I bring along a friend or member of my family?

 

Of course, in fact we insist children and  younger people are accompanied by a parent.

   

                   

How long does the shoot last?

 

We won’t tie you to any particular time. If it means working longer to get the right shot then so be it. However, as a guide our shoots usually last between 90 minutes and 2 hours. 

 

 

And finally, have you ever  photographed anyone famous?

 

Yes, our past clients include Victoria Beckham,  Rachel Stevens (S Club 7),  singer-songwriter  Lemar and  musical theatre  star Ruthie Henshall to name a few.   Will you be the next one?

 

    

COPYRIGHT DESIGN & PATENTS ACT 1988

 

Dance  Scene Photographic owners copyright on all photographs,  digital images and prints.  Photographs and digital images supplied are for the stated price and commission use only,  unless stated otherwise.  If the photograhps/digital images are required for any other use other than that stated, i.e. publication, copies, enlargements etc, it must be with the photographer’s consent. In addition, any photograph/digital image taken by this studio  may be submitted to any newspaper, magazine etc. with a view to publication, photographic exhibition, competitions, displayed in a portfolio of work or otherwise for any promotional purposes. The rights under Section 77-88 of the Copyright Design and Patent Act 1988 are hereby asserted.