Using a Hotel for a Shoot

11 posts
13 July 2014
Images1854
Photographer
Images1854
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

Posted 13 July 2014
Moorlane
Photographer
Moorlane
Do you mean you are hiring a hotel...or just a hotel room?

Posted 13 July 2014
Images1854
Photographer
Images1854
A room to do a shoot.

Posted 13 July 2014
Millzy82
Photographer
Millzy82
What kind of lighting gear will you be taking?

If you're using an average sized room, you'll likely need a wide-ish angle lens.

Posted 13 July 2014
Paul_Jones
Photographer
Paul_Jones
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


Best regards
Paul



 

Posted 13 July 2014
Images1854
Photographer
Images1854
Millzy82
What kind of lighting gear will you be taking? If you're using an average sized room, you'll likely need a wide-ish angle lens.
I have enough lighting kit (elinchromes) to light a professional studio.
Posted 13 July 2014
Images1854
Photographer
Images1854
Paul_Jones
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 Best regards Paul Thanks for this info very useful Much appreciated.  
Posted 13 July 2014
YellowBox
Photographer
YellowBox
Hi all, I am thinking of rent a hotel room to do a photo shoot,any recommended hotel in london?
Posted 1 Sep 2014
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!
Posted 1 Sep 2014
photomane9
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photomane9
YellowBox

Hi all, I am thinking of rent a hotel room to do a photo shoot,any recommended hotel in london?


If you want something a bit different try the Pavillion in Bayswater. They're photo friendly
Posted 1 Sep 2014
kjoleweb
Photographer
kjoleweb
Images1854

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.


J.

Posted 1 Sep 2014
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