Please find below answers to some of the most common questions you might have. If you can't find an answer to your question, please feel free to contact us.




Where does the photo shoot take place?


Usually at Helen’s home which is in Findon, near Worthing, unless it is a location shoot.  The photographs are taken in the garden, or we can go out on the village green if you have a dog or children that like to run about.


What does a location shoot mean?


A location shoot means the photographs are taken outside.


What does a look mean?

A look refers to how you are trying to present yourself. For example, a typical professional look for LinkedIn might be to photograph someone in a suit, or they may wish to present a softer look in which case the client could choose to wear a shirt with jeans.  Helen will discuss what look you are trying to project before photographing you.  For models, you might like to see several different looks, for example smart, casual, sports and fun.


What is a studio?


Helen or her team can come to your home with her mobile studio. This is a typical fashion studio, complete with lights, background and famous wind machine effect.  You can choose which background colour you like according to the look you are trying to achieve.  Colours of background also change according to the fashion at the time and for magazines we normally shoot on a white background.


What is a digital image?

A digital image is an image stored online or on disc. Digital images come in different resolutions depending on the usage. For example if a photograph needs to be enlarged; a higher resolution will be required normally, a minimum file size of 1mb, but for social media a smaller resolution works better as it will take less time to upload.


What does onsite printing mean?


Once you have been photographed, Helen has the facility to show you your re-touched images, which will immediately appear on screen, and you will be given the opportunity to purchase them.  Individual 7” x 5” photographs can be printed instantly to take away in either colour or black and white, presented in a designer black mount for just £10.00.


What should I wear to a photo shoot?


This depends on the ‘look’ you prefer. For example, casual could be jeans and shirts or you could choose a formal look and wear suits or evening gowns. If you favour a themed look wear similar tones, for example blue jeans with a white shirt, alternatively you could choose to mix and match patterns. 

For ‘location’ or outside shoots when it is sunny, avoid wearing white as this can cause glare on the camera.  Similarly this is also true if being photographed in our mobile studio. However on overcast days wearing white is fine together with muted colours for example creams, blues or greys. If it is sunny we advise wearing bright colours. 

Where there is time we may be able to incorporate a change of outfit, so have a few different looks on hand.  (This is not relevant when photographing small children). Props such as a hats, scarfs and sunglasses also look great in pictures so bring these along and where possible we will incorporate them.


Is a makeup artist required?

If you would like us to arrange a makeup artist to be present at your photo shoot please let us know.


When can I view my photos?

If pre-arranged, your photgraphs can be viewed at the time of your photo shoot, otherwise, we will arrange a date that is convenient with you to view your photographs.  This may be up to 28 days after the shoot.



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Helen Tinner Photography

The Business Park

1 Maydwell Avenue


West Sussex

RH13 0AS