Looks like I will need to take a trip to Europe before I can reopen to look at a new business model for double branding and running a Virtual Background studio. The plan is that the reopening of While You Wait Portrait Studio will be bigger and better than ever before! A bunch of great new backgrounds will also be available for when the new studio opens!
When the CBD Red Zone is reduced a little more, I am hopeing to move into Cathedral Junction, beside the Rendezvous Hotel, under the Quest Apartments which is all just across Gloucester St from New Regent St. ( A stint in a container before hand is now less likley)
Studio and CBD remain closed to the public
If you hear that the photographer from WYW is working in the Santa Grotto at Ballantynes, dont jump to the wrong conclustion! (Tue 10 - 1. Sat 10-1 Sun 1-4)
While You Wait is the studio of Christchurch portrait photographer, Phil Teague. As the first New Zealand Portrait Studio to introduce digital technology with Virtual Backgrounds, While You Wait Studios creates portrait photographs with a difference.
(Photographers interested in owning a Virtual Background System may like to check out the bottom of the "Family Portraits" page.)
With our unique Front Projection Blackscreen System, you can choose from our hundreds of backgrounds to provide a unique and complimentry setting with a special touch to your portrait photographs, the sort of images that you can not do outside the studio. All the portraits on this website are done within the studio using the projected backgrounds, no Green Screen or Clear Cutting.
Virtual backgrounds include:
• An old study brimming with character
• Forest and lake-side scenes
• Gothic derelict staircases
• Grand hallways and cathedral chambers
You can even select from a range of coloured backgrounds to suit the theming of your sports team, school and more.
With our unique Front Projection Blackscreen System, you can choose one of many virtual backgrounds to provide a unique setting and a special touch to your portrait photographs.
Our service to you
You are able to view your images with a selection from our collection of proven backgrounds immediately after the photo shoot. But no matter how wonderful the background is, it is your expression that counts the most. For this reason we work together to obtain a range of flattering expressions for you to choose from. Then we give your portrait the Digital Makeover as you watch and direct.
Images/Disks can be ready while you wait or in the post the following day depending on the type of session, timing of the session and if much Photoshop work is required. The Digital Makeover is done with fast Plugins and Filters then followed by Photoshop airbrushing on teeth, and eyes etc.
The new location directly across the road from the old Portrait Studio, at 110a Manchester St is no more!
I had first option of moving back into 131/129 Manchester St a year or more away
But that option is no more, this whole block will soon be coming down.
The building was constructed in 1880 and was well worth trying to save. There was minimal damage inside, but the aftershocks have got it. It was built only about 30 years after the first four ships arrived here .(see Earthquake Pics.)
Reprints from film
Unfortunately reprints from colour negatives spanning the past 40 years are no
longer available. The shelving containing the 1000's of negatives toppled over
during the earthquake and mixed the decades.