Thread Starter / Photographer
City: High Wycombe
Country: United Kingdom
Member Since: Jan 24, 2004
Thanks for the interest, concerns and comments.
The place is a live music venue and currently also rent the space out as a rehearsal location for musicians and dancers. As such they meet all of the required fire safety regulations, insurance, planning and everything else.
At the moment they are pretty busy most evenings of the week and this was an idea to help bring in some daytime business.
I've already advised them not to buy lighting unless they are prepared for a serious spend. If they buy a couple of cheap light, it won't make anyone happy, so I think it's best that they aim at people who can and would bring there own.
They will never be able to cater to the type of photographer who wants to turn up for a 1 hour booking with everything set up and ready to go. The asset they have is a wonderful space.
For the photographer like me who typically shoots at home, the possibility of a big space at a reasonable cost is very attractive and certainly worth the effort of dragging my lights down there. The one thing I would want, would be for them to have a decent background system, hopefully with 2 or 3 choices of background.
For them to make that investment would require interest from a few more photographers, hence this forum.
Procrastinate now, don't put it off.