First Studio Shoot
The readers of my blog would be aware that I have a weak spot for natural light photography and primarily work on location as a result. However, two weeks ago I had my first experience of doing a photo shoot in a studio setting in collaboration between myself and a photographer friend Anna L Photography. This was a new challenge and a new learning experience for me. And gosh, how very different working in an artificial surrounding is from working outside!
Location: While on location, I constantly think about finding a great light and making sure that the setting in pleasing to the eye. I seek inspiration from unlimited backgrounds and these make part of the composition. We normally do a good bit of walking and chatting with my subjects and hence the shoot feels more organic and perhaps has a more relaxed feel to it. In a way, location shoots is my comfort zone.
Studio: A studio setting is an entirely different kettle of fish. It gives a photographer full control of all elements: it’s weather-prone, the light is easy to manipulate, the background largely remains the same (unless you change it of course!), there’re no distractions and the shoot is more private. In a studio, once you have your lights set up, your camera settings remain constant which is never the case on location. As a result, a lot of emphasis is placed on posing in a studio shoot. I have to admit that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working in a studio setting and found the experience to be very educational.
But before I go any further with my musings over studio versus location shoots, let me share a few images I took in 50HZ Studio. Many thanks to the two stunning (and patient) models I had the pleasure of working with on the day: Honorata and Gabriela. My compliments also go to a very talented team of make-up artists Joanna Rzepecka and Elisa Nunes and hair stylist Anita Giulia Topa who created the girls’ glamorous look.