This was another shoot organised by Iris but this time for the hairdressing school. As part of the finals they had a competition for long hair. At time you definitely didn’t want to go into the salon with a naked flame given the amount of hair spray going round.

Like the makeup one we were expected to take head, upper body and full body shots. But unlike the makeup session, all of the students started at the same time and then we were given a 75 minute timeslot to take the photos before the judging was done.

We set up three stations with me using my studio setup while the other two photographers used a mixture of flash and natural light. Most students wanted to use the studio which meant I had to work quick.

Basically this is production line photography. The lights were set for a full body marked with an X on the floor. The model was put into position and the shots taken.