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Lights, Cameras, Action

Yesterday I had my first studio experience, and I loved it! One of the Meet Up groups I belong to, Light Spot Studio, ran a studio orientation session that included shooting with one light.

Hélène Atsüko

The meet up was run by Dan and lasted about 3.5 hours. The first hour or so was spent learning some basics of studio lighting and the different types of lights modifiers and shapers that can be used to give different emphasis/styles to pictures.

Hélène Atsüko

Dan described the difference between studio and location photography as studio photography being all about what happens in the fraction of a second the flash fires. In a studio, you control the lighting unlike on location when you have to work with your environment and not the other way around. I could not have described it better.

Hélène Atsüko

After the theory comes practise. Our model for the day was Hélène Atsüko who was a joy to work with and really made my first session in the studio very easy. I came away with some great shots and knowledge thanks to Dan’s expertise and guidance.

Hélène Atsüko

Studio photography had always seemed very scary to me, so I have never been brave enough to try it. I left the studio wishing I had been braver earlier. I enjoyed working in the studio and having full control over the shots I produced and is an area of photography I would like to spend a bit more time exploring. I have been looking at billboards and magazines with renewed interest, looking for poses and ideas that I can use at my next session, which I hope will be very very soon!

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