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Shooting in (probably) the rainiest country in the world

Shooting in (probably) the rainiest country in the world

Photographing in wet and rainy weather As we gear up for summer, dusting off flip flops and shorts, polishing Ray Bans and digging the sun cream out of the medicine cabinet, one thing is for certain, indeed, inevitable- rain.  Big splashy summery downpours; fine, soaking grey sleet, and a June filled with damp bbqs and(…)

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This side of the camera; some of our favourite behind the scenes photos

This side of the camera; some of our favourite behind the scenes photos

Behind the Scenes We here at the studio, unsurprisingly enough, enjoy films. It’s often weird seeing films after working on them and knowing different tricks of the trade, what goes into producing a certain shot, just how long it can take to film a single shot, and how many different people’s hard work go into(…)

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Film Locations In And Around Shoreditch

Film Locations In And Around Shoreditch

Famous Film Locations in East London’s Shoreditch Our studio has hosted many clients and productions ranging from celebrity chefs, TV adverts, live broadcasts and pop videos through to feature length films – the most recent being scenes from ‘I Give It A Year’. However Shoreditch and the surrounding areas have always been a hotbed for film and(…)

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Stuart Langley talks Disappearing Dining

Stuart Langley talks Disappearing Dining

Disappearing Dining club Back in 2010, Stuart Langley had an idea. What if you could get an eclectic group of people into a vacant space and cook them dinner? What if one sprung up once a month and gave visitors a completely unique experience in a completely unique location? This is how Disappearing Dining Club(…)

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5 Tips for Studio and Photographic Assisting

5 Tips for Studio and Photographic Assisting

5 Tips for Assisting in a Photography Studio Having just started working here at First Option, the thought occurred to me ‘the differences between working as a photographer’s assistant and as a studio assistant are often few and far between.’ However this is not to say there aren’t any. Some things are common sense, making(…)

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What’s The Story Behind our Crittall Windows

What’s The Story Behind our Crittall Windows

A view into First Option’s Critall Windows Critall Windows. A longstanding part of our attraction to clients is the history that oozes from the walls and the shines through the crittall windows. If you look closely you can see old zips embedded into our timber floors, long ago trodden into the body of the factory and(…)

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A Home Economist’s guide to picking a location studio

A Home Economist’s guide to picking a location studio

A Home Economist’s Guide to Picking a Location Studio One of First Option’s regular guests Kate Moore is a Home Economist, and details the variety of being a home ec, what she provides for a production and what she looks for in a shooting location, in our latest Guest Blog. The job of a home economist is(…)

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Rachel Green and her perfect Christmas

Rachel Green and her perfect Christmas

Rachel Green’s perfect Christmas Rachel Green is a chef, food campaigner, author, and friend of First Option. Her family have been farming in Lincolnshire since 1650, it’s her heritage and she’s well aware of the hard work and passion which goes into being a great food producing county, we thought it’d be great to sit(…)

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Just what is it that makes warehouses so different, so appealing..?

Just what is it that makes warehouses so different, so appealing..?

Warehouse Home When Warehouse Home sent us a copy their latest issue, it was wonderful to see the various ways that they had transformed the studio. The newspaper layout and bold typography added to the unique  style. Layout is incredibly important when it comes to showing off your wares, and this was a perfect example! It reminded(…)

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An interview with the Reverend who helped inspire Rev

An interview with the Reverend who helped inspire Rev

Meet Shoreditch Church’s Reverend, Paul Turp Guest blogger Joe Struggles went to talk to Reverend of Shoreditch church, Paul Turp about the history of the church, the problems it currently faces and Rev.‘s relevance within modern Britain. We’re used to hosting a myriad of clients here at First Option Location Studio – be that shooting fashion(…)

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