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| p.1 #6 · OT - Got a new office/studio, looking for words of wisdom |
some way to display images to clients through monitor ( not your working monitor ), projection, or TV. Wireless file transmission through eyefi is really nice to use, and an ipad or screen for review. Plenty of studio strobes, stands, backdrops, triggers so you have one in house set and one travel set ( this is true for much of your equipment ). A good fireproof gun safe or safe to store backup hard drives and extra equipment.
light modifiers, props,something for clients to keep busy with weather its magazines, newspaper, a tv playing a slideshow....
Client and yourself accommodations - fridge with snack foods and bottled water and beverages, perhaps a kuerig coffee maker, cheese, cracker and wine tray if you want to go fancy. Also all the normal cleaners and a vacuum.
getting ready materials - clothes hangers, clothes rack, bobby pins, clothes pins, hair ties and rubber bands, full length mirror and dressing area or partitioned area, blow dryer, iron, ironing board, tide to go pens, lint rollers, plenty of electrical outlets, steamer if you so please, makeup mirror if you are getting fancy and good full length lighting - if you bring in a make up artist, perhaps an area for that where she can set up her makeup and sit on a stool to do the makeup.
Some people use box fans, or oscillating fans to get a wind effect. Extension cords, tons of gaffer tape and a few big rubbermaid bins to store stuff away while not in use.
separate large table with nothing on it,stainless steel or glass top, preferably at waist height with good, color accurate lights above. This is for reviewing prints, laying out materials, a work surface, etc.
A good sound system is nice with apple airplay capability, or docking capabilities. Client can bring in own music, of you can run pandora station, etc. You need some background noise all the time when a client is there during the shooting session
A good charging station for AAs, Specific camera battery chargers, etc. and extra batteries on hand so you have spares. Hook it up to a switchable outlet so you can turn on and off as you please.