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Finally – The Joys Of An In-Studio Shoot!

This one is going to be short and sweet…

The joys:

1. Easier to control lighting! Without having to count on mother nature to provide good lighting, you take more risks and end up with better photos!

2. No ‘weather’ to worry about! Sure, you have to worry about the weather when it comes to getting to the studio but, once there, come rain or high-water, you can still shoot!

3. Over-all CONVENIENCE! No models looking for a place to change, no ‘looky-loo’s’ trying to figure out what is going on, no hassle of ‘restroom needs’! 


Oh, you thought this was just a ‘Joys Of’? Oh no… Here are some headaches:

1. Lighting not exactly as you wanted! Yes, no clouds to worry about but, depending on wall colors, size and texture, you may not get the lighting you wanted!

2. Sure, you don’t have to worry about standing in the rain, but it could still get tracked in or keep your models, etc from venturing out!

3. Some would argue that you sacrifice ‘realism’ for ‘convenience’, and I agree (to a point)! Sometimes, it just isn’t easy to shoot outside but, sometimes… You will not get ‘that shot’ indoors!

So, what am I getting at here? What is my point? Simple: Make yourself pliable! Be able to shoot indoors or out! Yes, most of the time, an indoor shoot is preferred but, you won’t get the same affect as you do outdoors! And, you won’t always be able to get the look you want indoors! Making yourself available for indoor AND outdoor shoots gives you a GREAT advantage over most photographers… Some have no idea how to light an indoor shoot and some are lost when the sun comes out… If you can handle both, you double, or more, your clientele and your model forum… Learn to be ready for anything! Make sure that when you look back at opportunities, you took them… Putting limits on yourself, especially something as simple as indoor or outdoor, will limit your creativity and your ability!!! Here are 2 examples of each, indoor and outdoor shoots:



(controlled lighting, at night with no flash or glare)






(nature’s lighting with a great backdrop and natural elements you could ‘fake’ indoors but never get exactly right)

Just be sure to be prepared for a ‘weather issue’ when planning a shoot… Sometimes the rain or clouds add just the right affect to the shot and sometimes, controlling your lighting is key…



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