FAQs

March 15, 2017 by admin 0

How long will the photo shoot take?

A good benchmark is 100 children to one photographer. We can provide more than one photographer / White Box mini studio in order to make a shoot quick – by prior arrangement – or we can do the shoot over a series of days. Again, all subject to dialogue with the school / nursery. If you want a shoot doing in one day then you have to be sure there is room for more than one set of equipment (see below).

Read On
March 15, 2017 by admin 0

Is White Box Photography SIMS Accredited?

Yes! This acronym refers to the software developed and distributed by the Capita organisation. It is a pupil / student management system which usually requires a photograph for each record, hence why schools sometimes ask for a SIMS accredited photographer. White Box Photography is accredited, however, schools need to be aware that a SIMS photo is not to be confused with a ‘school photo’. One’s for a computer and one is for parents to keep as a treasured memory! White Box Photography shoots them separately so schools need to make us aware if they require a SIMS shoot as it is a slightly different set up.

Read On
March 15, 2017 by admin 0

How much room does your equipment take up?

Each mini photo studio (The ‘White Box’) requires a space of approx 5×4 meters.

Read On
March 15, 2017 by admin 0

Are your photographers security checked?

Schools often ask if White Box Photography personnel are DBS checked (formerly Criminal Injuries Board – CRB) which refers to certificates issued by the Disclosure & Barring Service. All White Box photographers ARE subject to DBS checks.

Read On
March 15, 2017 by admin 0

Do you take photos of siblings (brothers / sisters etc)?

Yes we do! A brother and sister, for example, might be in two different classes. However, the school often likes the opportunity to photograph related siblings together. We are happy to facilitate this if the children are brought to the photographic area by a school representative.

Read On
March 15, 2017 by admin 0

Do you take group / classroom photos?

Yes we do! These are popular at all stages of education, however, final year groups are particularly popular as children prepare to leave, hence why schools often request them. We return on a separate shoot day to facilitate them. They are NOT done on the same day as the individual pupil photo sessions.

Read On
March 15, 2017 by admin 0

Can we have different photographic ‘backgrounds’?

Providing there are two photographers using two White Box units at a single venue, this is possible but needs to be subject to a discussion ahead of the shoot day. We have been asked for traditional ‘cloud’ backdrops before, which is fine so long as there is enough demand. We don’t want to be including one such backdrop in a 400 pupil shoot only to find that 11 children want such a background! It means there is then ‘huge’ pressure on the remaining single ‘background’. Not ideal!

Read On
March 15, 2017 by admin 0

How are photo contact sheets returned to the school?

In boxes and as class groups. Schools can be concerned that they won’t have an admin nightmare on their hands. That’s why they need to be re-assured that all photos will be in ‘class groups’ so that they don’t have to sort through hundreds of individual contact sheets trying to marry them up with individual pupils across the school. Filing of photos into class ‘boxes’ prevents this problems!

Read On
March 15, 2017 by admin 0

Where are Family Portraiture Sessions Held?

Whether it’s capturing memorable images in the local supermarket, at a sports club, or in church halls up and down the UK, where lots of mums want to get together for a photo shoot, you’ll find us!

Read On
March 15, 2017 by admin 0

Is this price for the group or per person?

We provide family portraiture for one member of your family or your whole family. It really is up to you!! Check out our range of amazing photographic products NOW!

Read On
Back to Top