I started working with models in May of 2012. To date I have completed 74 shoots, with 49 different models. Its cost me a lot financially, but the experience and training I have had from it makes it worth every penny.
I had my first proper studio shoot about 2 months ago, and wow what a difference that made to my photography. I do still prefer outdoor locations, more natural and much easier to create different looks and styles just by taking a step to the left or right. But, working in a studio, wow....
I have now done 6 studio shoots, ranging from fashion, lingerie, implied nude, I did a twisted tea party and a sweet as candy themed shoots too. They were so much fun to do.
The models have security, and are warm and safe. The photographer, me, has more time to adjust and fine tune a pose. The results are much more consistent, with settings made, and basically just left at that. So it frees the mind up to be more creative.
I never had so much fun, its almost a shame to call it work.
Anyway, the reason for this blog post, to any and all photographers, if you can take a chance and get some proper studio time, then take it. Don't be misled by thinking that working in a spare room is a studio, get yourself into a good old, honest to goodness fully fledged studio. The difference it makes is outstanding. Try it, most studio owners are happy to spend a little time with you helping you with the lights, and again, once they are set up, its a simple enough job to just leave them at that, or try to have a play, move them around, point being. Do not be afraid of the studio. Get in there, and bring your photography to another level,
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