Warning - Wasps and hornets

Warning - Wasps and hornets

11 posts
18 Aug 2013
IRONBLOKEMAN
Photographer
IRONBLOKEMAN
The perils of shooting on outdoor location.Parking my car over a wasps nest yesterday.Myself and model disturbing hornets nest on another shoot.
Just a general warning about what can happen.Check location before you start shooting.
No doubt someone will make a comment about using a studio instead.Thats not the point, my work is centred on outdoor work.And the little blighters can get indoors as well.

Posted 18 Aug 2013
SandyCamel
Photographer
SandyCamel
I appreciate this thread and the advice.

I always do a H & S assessment before-hand but had not thought of this - particularly as I intend to shoot out-doors much more soon.



Posted 19 Aug 2013
Victoria_Howard
Make Up Artist
Victoria_Howard
I have found burning large citronella candles outside keeps most flying insects away. - Be careful not to set fire to the location.

Posted 20 Aug 2013
paulford
Photographer
paulford
With a name like IRONBLOKEMAN you are afraid of a few wasps and hornets.


Posted 20 Aug 2013
iparker
Photographer
iparker
I'm waiting for the sting in this tale

Posted 20 Aug 2013
IRONBLOKEMAN
Photographer
IRONBLOKEMAN
I'm not afraid of them.These were swarms not individuals.The models had a lot more exposed flesh than me.I always put the welfare of my models first.For myself the last time I was stung my arm swelled up massively and I suffered a fit.

Posted 20 Aug 2013
Just goes to show even Ironman is not invincible !
Posted 24 Aug 2013
IRONBLOKEMAN
Photographer
IRONBLOKEMAN
All superheroes have a weakness
Posted 25 Aug 2013
rod_m99
Photographer
rod_m99
Good advice! And trust me, you can end up in hospital from just one wasp sting!

Posted 25 Aug 2013
I was stung by a wasp on my location shoot last week, horrid experience, they seem to be really nosey this year.
Posted 25 Aug 2013
cziiki
Photographer
cziiki
Also, if you are shooting in California, rattlesnakes should be avoided.

Posted 25 Aug 2013
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