Mobile Photography studio???

Discussion in 'Photography' started by JME, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. JME

    JME Guest

    I am contimplating putting together a mobile photo studio:

    16' trailer, 7' wide, 7' tall.
    Weddings, Location, wildlife, street work, etc etc etc.
    I have a group of solar panels,inverter, batteries to install. Basicly this
    will give me 120 volt, 30 amps for a couple of days without sun. More than I
    will ever need.
    I have canon 35 mm and digital.
    I would get another computer and flat screen as well as LCD projector too
    present images, and advertise on the side of the trailer.

    What else should I consider??
    Thanks in advance...
     
    JME, Sep 11, 2004
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    photo35744 Guest

    Customers
     
    photo35744, Sep 11, 2004
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  3. Getting a clue?
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Sep 11, 2004
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    Mac Tabak Guest

    What do you hope to achieve???
    Who is your target audience???
    What will you charge???
    what will they pay???
     
    Mac Tabak, Sep 11, 2004
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  5. JME

    JME Guest

    Once again I have made the mistake of thinking that I might actually get
    some useful input from people that have a common interest. Thanks for your
    input. Hopefully someday I can return the favor.
     
    JME, Sep 11, 2004
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  6. JME

    JME Guest

    I have 4-5 years to build a client base, I was simply hopeing to offer more
    flexabiltiy to clients, and make my job easier.
     
    JME, Sep 11, 2004
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  7. So what are you going to do...go from town to town photographing
    people's weddings? You're not really doing a service to people.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Sep 11, 2004
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    Rob Novak Guest

    Though the response has not been what you expected, perhaps, the folks
    who replied have a point - have you done your market research? Do you
    have a business plan? That's more important than any piece of
    equipment.

    A mobile studio is intriguing, but to be honest, most of the ones I've
    seen have all been geared to cheap bikini snaps at the beach, or have
    been set up in theme parks hawking snapshots taken with an overstuffed
    mascot.

    Taking your services to the market is a very admirable goal, but first
    one must make sure the market is there. What, in so many words, is
    the advantage of rolling a small studio around with you? Is it
    immediacy of delivery? Then you need to take into account a means of
    production, not just on-screen display. Other than that, what is the
    edge that you hope to gain?
     
    Rob Novak, Sep 11, 2004
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  9. JME

    JME Guest

    My hope was for more of a really big camera bag.
    Right now I have all my chargers, gear and lighting equipment in a storage
    room at my home. When ever I go out to do anything it means dragging what I
    want out and loading it in the jeep (not a lot of room). With the trailer I
    could leave chargers pluged in equipment on the shelf, and just have to
    hook-up and go. I live one hr from Ottawa, 2 from Toronto, 3 from Montreal,
    and 45 Min from Kingston. No matter where I go to work, its a drive. I have
    done work in Montreal in the Morning and Ottawa in the afternoon. I don't
    want to change my market, just make my life easier.
     
    JME, Sep 11, 2004
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  10. JME

    JME Guest

    Randall,
    What's the issue, I asked a question, hopeing for some constructive
    critisism , and you pipe up with smart remarks and no real usful input. I
    suspect that you wouldn't talk to a person face to face in this manner, why
    here??
     
    JME, Sep 11, 2004
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    Fitpix Guest

    Jason a guy who is asking for advice, meet the all knowing cock Randall.
    Many a curious person who have asked legitimate questions have met the ire
    of the ass. Why? They don't know as much as he likes to think he does.
     
    Fitpix, Sep 12, 2004
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    Stephan Guest

    Sounds like you are simply driving the wrong car.
    A van is a good way to carry your tools around and it parks better than a
    trailer!

    Stephan
     
    Stephan, Sep 12, 2004
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  13. Because you sound like a hack...and yes, I would talk to you that way
    in person.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Sep 12, 2004
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  14. JME

    JME Guest

    of course you would,
    Next time I'm drivin down Wishkah St in Aberdeen I'll look you up so you can
    let me have it, ok.
     
    JME, Sep 12, 2004
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    JME Guest

    JME, Sep 12, 2004
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  16. Come on down.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Sep 12, 2004
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  17. Randall Ainsworth, Sep 12, 2004
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    D.R. Guest

    Mr Randy "I ain't got no friends" Ainsworth strikes again.
     
    D.R., Sep 12, 2004
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    D.R. Guest

    That's right. I almost forgot that in addition to such good character, your
    other talents include playing guitar in church. Keep at it, perhaps you'll learn
    some virtues and develop a kind and humble personality.
     
    D.R., Sep 12, 2004
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  20. Get it right and some day you might learn something about photography.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Sep 12, 2004
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