A few previous threads on hotel room shoots...
Booking hotel rooms for photoshoots - http://www.purestorm.com/forum/readThread.aspx?id=238992
Hotel room shoots - http://www.purestorm.com/forum/readThread.aspx?id=238387
Advice needed, booking a hotel as shooting place - http://www.purestorm.com/forum/readThread.aspx?id=217044
Advice shooting in hotel room - http://www.purestorm.com/forum/readThread.aspx?id=192560
Hotel shoots - http://www.purestorm.com/forum/readThread.aspx?id=159821
Thanks for this info very useful Much appreciated.
I just stayed this weekend at a stunning hotel in Surrey. The photographer had told the hotel we'd be shooting there in advance and they'd had no problem with it - always best to be upfront and honest where possible I think. Plus makes the model feel less like an escort, lurking round the foyer looking for the photographer or, worse, having to make their own way up to the room!
I am thinking of hiring a hotel to do a shoot, but as I have never used one both to do a shoot I am looking for some advise and a guide on doing this. Any pointers will be very grateful. Thanks
Shove all your gear into a large suitcase. That way they won't see you are tugging gear. Make sure you set up and take down between maid services. A lot of hotels are dipleased with shooing in their rooms. Make sure the blinds OVERLAP in the windows. Make sure there are no opening under the door. Put down a towel if there is. The thing is, if they see flashes for like a couple of hours you will get busted. Some hotels will even throw you out.
Be discreet and have the model arrive discreetly too and you will most probably be fine. I just had 5 shoots in hotels during my summer trip.