An opportunity to photograph these endearing little creatures close up and personal with no wire or glass in the way under controlled lighting conditions to ensure the best possible quality photographs of these delightful animals. These days are limited to just two people maximum (although we are quite happy to cater for individuals if you prefer) and will last approximately 2 hours giving you plenty of space and time to photograph the mice.
As always with our days an experienced photographer will be on hand to guide you and offer advice should you want some help during the session.
These sessions are available Tuesday to Friday, will take place at Liberty’s Centre, Crow Lane, Ringwood BH24 3DZ, and last 2 hours per session. Please contact us to arrange a date and start times.
We provide all the studio flash lighting equipment, stands, backgrounds and standard hot shoe triggers (users of older Sony cameras that use the old Minolta Flash fitting will need to bring an adapter) as well as a number of Harvest Mice for you to photograph.
We also supply some basic props, for example wheat stalks, teasels, dried poppy heads and an assortment of sticks. If you want to photograph the mice on something specific, for example a particular kind of flower, please bring it with you and we will try to get the mice on to it provided it is safe for us, you, and especially safe for the mice! Also remember that some florist bought flowers require a few days to open up, for example tulips, so it might be an idea to purchase them a couple of days in advance.
What you need to bring: You will need a camera which has a standard flash hot shoe fitting, plenty of memory and batteries for your day. We would recommend that a Macro lens of around 100mm is the ideal lens for these days although a zoom lens from around 70 – 200 or above can also be useful. Any specific props that you would like to put a mouse on.
What you will need to know:
You must be able to set your camera to manual exposure mode and be able to change the ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed settings – this information can be found in your camera’s hand book.
CSC or bridge cameras without an optical viewfinder will benefit from “Exposure Simulation” being disabled if possible – again refer to your camera’s manual.
As a rough guide our starting point for these days is usually around ISO 100, 1/160th Second Shutter, F11 Aperture and with the white balance set to 5500K
Some Sony cameras have non-standard flash hot shoe fitting that will require you to bring an adapter to use our triggers. (Adapters can be found on Amazon and Ebay quite readily).
Cost for the 2 hour session is £60 for one person or £100 for 2 people booking together which can be paid by cash or card. Maximum of 2 people per session (We can cater for larger groups if required, just contact us to discuss your needs!)