Yes Sir Boss! - Not Guilty | Music Video by Love Love Films, Photographic coverage by Dorset Events Photographer

by Robert Whetton 27. April 2012 13:12

I was asked by Georgina at Love Love Films to document their filming of Yes Sir Boss' music video of Not Guilty. The shoot was a 2 day event with Studio work on day 1 and on location at Sommerly House in Hampshire for day 2.
Day 1 was pretty laid back day in terms of shooting, no 4am alarm needed for this shoot! Everyone met at Love Love HQ and had their make up done. The villain for the video was played by Denzil Keim who had a prosthetic nose applied to help him look a little more evil.

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Sarah Harrison had made up a nose with Denzil a couple of weeks prior to the shoot. After making sure it fit, she got to work sticking it to his face.

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Even Sandra got stuck in, giving lead singer Matt a haircut! (well, more of a trim really).

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

while everyone was busy upstairs, the production crew had a quick meeting to discuss and review the filming.

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

To finish Denzil's make-up Sarah applies a little ageing magic.

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

I took Denzil to one side and got a portrait of him in character as the villain. He did a pretty good job at being mean!

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

That's a wrap! Day 1 of shooting was over.. Day 2 was going to be at Somerley House near Ringwood in Hampshire. This time no lay-in, an early start for sure! I've only ever been to Somerley House when the Sunseaker Ralley or the Ellingham Show has been on, so actually being able to step inside the beautiful looking house was going to be a real treat!

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

Yes Sir Boss - Not Guilty Production Still - Production Photography Dorset

All in all it was a fun couple of days covering the filming of this music video. Can't wait for the next one guys!

If you require coverage of a production, get in touch!

Behind the Scenes Video

Wedding - Natalie and George

by Robert Whetton 5. November 2008 03:11

Wow, I forgot all about this, and time to blog just hasn't been on my side!

Anyway some photos from that Wedding that was dumped on @ 11:30PM the night before! Could have done with arriving at the brides house a little sooner, but timings given weren't the best, still made the best of it! Bride and Groom are very happy with the photos..

Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

The Registrar said no photographs, but managed to squeeze a couple of shots off from outside the hall using my 70-200.
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

Signing of the register, one of the allowed shots.
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

Husband and Wife.
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

What's a Wedding without children!
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

The Jazz Band were spot on
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree

The grounds of the Larmer Tree

Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie insisted on a piggy back shot!
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Natalie and George wedding at Larmer Tree
Considering we weren't meant to be the ones shooting the day, Natalie and George were very understanding and co-operative to the ideas and suggestions we put to them. This day wasn't the best planned and went pretty well, its not something I want to repeat any time soon...
There's nothing like meeting with the couple that you are going to be taking the photos of before the big day, and getting a list of the shots that they have in their mind giving time for you to plan and make arrangements for.

Can't believe I'm going to do this

by Robert Whetton 27. September 2008 00:13

Well 11:30PM I received a call from an amateur photographer friend of mine, we've been out and shot at the same gigs a couple of times. I helped him a couple of weeks ago with a photo shoot with is girl friend for her folio (music stuff).

Anyway he's been 2nd shooting for that photographer I turned down.. Last week he was given his first solo gig, the 'pro' couldn't make the wedding because he had a family function that he was attending. So lent his gear to my friend. But tonight he called him up saying that he'd just sacked the tog for tomorrows wedding and that he was doing it. Well armed with only a mid range Nikon with 1 battery and 1 wide fast zoom, you can imagine his reaction..

So I said that I'd help him out tomorrow, I can't believe the gall of this 'pro', its not one of his cheaper packages either!

Oh well, I've just checked my gear, synced my cameras so they're both running on the same time and put the spare batts on charge.

Ripoff Photographers

by Robert Whetton 13. August 2008 23:35

Had to post about this..

I was talking to one of the Gig photographers I know in the area and he was saying how there was a local Wedding Photographers looking for 2nd shooters and he had applied for a position and was waiting to hear back. So when I got off the phone I sent an e-mail to the company saying that I had heard they were after 2nd shooters, and shortly after sending it I received a mail saying that this was true and they were always on the look out for 2nd's.

So the next day I received a phone call from the guy asking how much experience I have in wedding photography, so I explained that I've shot as the main tog and as a 2nd. He wanted to know what kit I owned so I told him that I shoot with Canon Bodies and a mixture of fast Tamron and Sigma glass. He seemed happy enough with that, he then explained how he paid and said he had a wedding on Saturday and was I interested? I don't have anything on Saturday so I said that I was. Ok, he said I'll e-mail you the information and said bye.

So about 30 minutes later I receive a mail and its got the website for the venue, and that I was to turn up 1 hour before and stay until the first dance.. That was it.. that was all the information he sent.. I didn't really expect that little information about a wedding. It also sounded like I was going to be the Main shooter at the event, so I mailed him back asking who the main shooter was for the wedding, he replied I was the main shooter..

WOW! he was expecting me to turn up at the venue without a clue of what the itinerary of the day was! unbelievable.. so I mailed him back with a load of questions, what was the name of the Bride and Groom, were they happy with me shooting their day (having never met them before), how many people where there, what group shots did they want etc. I also said did he expect me to shoot the day with 2nd photographers pay? The e-mail I got back was "I will call you later", well later didn't come until this morning (Wednesday).

The conversation went something along the lines of - "Hi Rob, its a basic wedding, there is photography allowed during the Ceremony, you just need to turn up, shoot some formal's, some reportage and candid style photos and stay until the last dance. Burn the JPEGs and send them in."

So I asked him who the Bride and Groom were, he didn't know, I said that surely he'd met them? He said that the Brides mother had booked the day, and the contract was with her. So I asked if he had a contract? Yes the contract was with the Mother of the bride, Doesn't that have the name of the Bride and Groom on it, their contact details? Nope, and the mother is very hard to understand.

"Look do you want to shoot this wedding or not" he said. Having thought about this since the e-mails yesterday, I wasn't happy going to a wedding without first talking to the couple, knowing their names, how many people there were, all the usual stuff that we ask when we book a wedding etc.

So my answer? "Sorry I can't go to a Wedding without knowing at least some details, I'm not happy with this, I can't believe that you haven't got all the information needed.."

"Yeah well I have over 100 Wedding Bookings a year, they sign up on the website, I send off the Contract and Information Sheet and that's all I need. Look are you going to shoot this wedding or not?"

"No, Sorry"

"Right, Bye" *hangs up*

I just can't believe that this guy operates like this, looking at his site you can see that no attention has been given to 80% of the photographs. He's paying peanuts for Photographers to cover a Wedding as a main shooter without giving them full information! Leaves me speechless.. Its these photographers that give the rest of us a bad rep..

Tags: , , ,

Photography | Wedding Photography

About Me

Robert Whetton
Dorset Photographer

Dorset Events Photographer in the UK. Portraits, Weddings, Events, Gigs, Sports and Photo Re-Touching.
Website | Facebook

Archive Posts

Page List