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Studio 197… as seen on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show :-)

Yes, that’s right. My little studio is on the telly!  Channel 5’s The Gadget Show was filming a piece on “Death of The Desktop PC”, and as a part of the feature, wanted to film me on a photo shoot set, using wireless SD card and iPad to wirelessly transmit the photos for quick review, and also to “edit on the go”.  They were probably in the studio for all of 1 hour at most, but it was a great experience having the whole crew in my studio.  I thought I was quite used to being around famous people, having met a bunch of musicians in the past life. But I must say, I was rather overwhelmed having 3 presenters whom I’m used to seeing on TV regularly.  As they say, cat did get my tongue for most of the filming.

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

I think I did ok when it came to actually doing what I do; shoot!  The photos aren’t what you might call world class, but the brief was “fun and playful”, so simple lighting, lots of fun poses and pulling faces were clearly the way to go.  Jason, Ortis and Rachel were all fantastic to photograph, and made my job so easy.  Unfortunately, for the majority of the shoot, we had the director, cameramen and sound guy in the background, so it was hard to concentrate, and to be fair, make the photos pretty much useless 🙂

But for the 5 to 10 minutes of actually shooting time, it was a blast, and we managed to get some cool shots. Here are a couple for preview.

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

The Gadget Show © Keigo Kato

Make sure to check out the gallery. And check out the video on Channel 5 to see yours truly in action.

Finally, a big thanks to my lovely model friend Rachael Shar Marston for sticking around the studio after our shoot to help me out on the day! Photos from our shoot aren’t quite ready yet, but be sure to check out her portfolio. She has some awesome work.