A day in the life of Darren Baker of Dpi Photography
Huntress (Job in London City)
- Plan the journey, underground/Tram
- Take equipment across, one day prior to the job
- Arrive 12 midday set up studio lighting & background.
- 1pm start being to take headshots of the staff
- Take some pictures of the video crew filming.
- Video crew takes pictures of me doing the shoot.
- Take the final headshots.
- It’s a wrap.
- Journey home in the rush hour with all the Equipment
- Begin to look through all 200 images
- Edit and crop images
- Send images to the client,
- Send client invoice
On Saturday, 2nd September we visited Croydon to shoot some buildings
- 8.00am I packed up all my kit into my rucksack & proceeded to walk to the tram station.
- 8.30am I got off the tram at the reeves corner as there was two buildings there I needed to shoot.
- 9am after shooting these I walked up George St into town. I had a list of 30 buildings to shoot and proceeded to go around the route prior to the shoot I had already walked around the route which took 1h 30 mins as I was going round I was finding that it was taking much longer to shoot than anticipated this was due to walking around each building trying to get the best shots at various angles.
- 1pm stopped for lunch
- 1.30 restarted shooting and continued until 5pm at which time I covered around 23 sites after a full day of shooting and carrying 7 kilos of equipment on my back you can imagine I was feeling very cream crackered, but unfortunately I was not finished and had to go back on the Sunday morning to complete 7 more sites.
- Sunday 3rd September
- 9am got into Croydon and the weather was not looking as nice as Saturday, but had to just get on and get it finished. When I arrived home, I downloaded the 1100 images in preparation to start the editing process on Monday which took around 5 hours to complete with viewing the images I was pleased with the results and even happier when my client passed a commented on how good the images are and how they loved my work!