13/11/07

Production for Photographers - Useful sites

I'll try and add to this as time passes - it's a fairly basic list at the moment. One of the problems I've always found with websites is that it's so easy to visit one and get the vital info for a specific job, then never return!

Links:

(mostly UK based, due to my working experience)

Wikipedia - For background research
Google/Google image search - background research and to see what's gone before
Metcheck - weather forecasts
Multimap, Googlemap, Streetmap, Google Earth - mapping, both at a basic level, and may also point out stuff you might not have noticed that will add to the shot.
AA, RAC, TFL, National Rail, BAA, - useful travel info.
Trainline, Expedia - Travel booking details
Airlines - BA, EasyJet, - Luggage weight restrictions/guidelines, bookings, timetables. Avoid Ryanair, I've had nothing but bad experiences with them. Of far more use is this piece by the Telegraph, which lists current luggage guidelines. Also of interest is my piece on flying with camera gear.

Time and Date.com - Local times around the world, daylight saving, plus sunrise and sunset.
Film london, GLA - locations permissions
Kemps film and TV - essential production info
Car Rental - Addison Lee - for Taxis within London, Alamo, Hertz, Nova - for normal car hire.
Calumet, Direct Lighting, Pro centre - Equipment hire
Lonely Planet, Foreign and Commonwealth office - useful travel info about destinations, safety, voltages, currency etc.
Model agencies - Girl Management, Ugly + Rage, Sugarbabes, Samantha Bond, OneModelPlace, Nevs, MOT Models, Models Plus, Model Plan, I.M.M., BMA.
Hire Studios (London only, and only ones that I've used and can vouch for!)- The Lemonade Factory, The Roost/Perch, Holborn Studios, Blank Space.

Related Posts: Production for Photographers - An Intro, Pre-Production 1 - Production Begins at Home, 2 - Organisation, 3 - Equipment, 4 - Car and Mobile/Laptop, Production on the Job, Post Production.

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