Monday, 21 June 2010

Exquisite Corpse 14th July 9 am


we have two people already in Paul and Ryan,  with only 8 places left email us to book a place.

The day is free you just need money for food.  We will be walking about 3 miles in the country rain or shine to get some food and then 3 miles back.  It will take most of the day and everyone will take a photos that will go in to the book!

email or reply to the blog or FB to say you are attending.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

MelenCourses Photo Day Out - Exquisite corpse

Would you like to like to come along and spend the day photographing with other photographers?

There are 10 places available for 10 photographers to come and spend the day with us taking photographs to produce an Exquisite corpse book.

The date is Wednesday the 14th July and we will meet at MelenStudios at 0900 and chose a location near by to photograph.

Each person will only see the previous persons photograph, they will then have to photograph something themselves following on from that image. Once we have taken enough images will put them to get into a book!

This is on a first come first serve basis and please feel free to ask any questions.

Either sign up here on facebook or email me at
Exquisite corpse (also known as exquisite cadaver or rotating corpse) is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled, the result being known as the exquisite corpse or cadavre exquis in French. ...

Monday, 7 June 2010

Photography Studio Hire

If you have attended a photography courses with MelenCourses or you would like to hire equipment and studio space please contact us about availability.

Studio Hire Charges (2012)

Studio Booking only no equipment
Studio, grounds, kitchen and WiFi
£ 20 per hour
£ 50 half day
£ 90 full day
plus VAT

Studio Booking only with equipment

Studio, grounds, kitchen and WiFi. Equipment - Elinchrom Heads, Soft boxes, Stands, Backgrounds, & Reflectors.

£ 35 per hour

£100 half day
£180 full day
plus VAT

Paper Roll usage £ 8 per metre used
Studio Assistant £20
All plus VAT

YellowMelen, MelenStudios , 
01582 840172

Great Barn, Whitehouse Farm, Gaddesden Row, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 6HG

Sunday, 6 June 2010

MelenCourses Lighting One Photography Course

A list of useful kit for flash lighting

Wireless Flash Devices
Pocket Wizards

For compatibility with Canon cameras see

For compatibility Nikon see (due soon)

Elinchrom Canon 580 ex ii

Nikon SB900


Manfrotto MN026 tilt and swivel umbrella holder

These are great bags and beltpacks from

Think Tank

Umbrella Softbox plenty on eBay

Lastolite backgrounds

Viewfinder Photography
A cheaper alternative may be found with Viewfinder Photography as with other strobe equipment and accessories.

Useful Link