Are you a new photographer and wondering if you want to have your own studio? Perhaps you have been a photographer for years but have never expanded to a studio and finally are ready to do that. Having a studio is a great place to help you stay organized with your business and it is great to use for portrait sessions that want to be indoors as well as to use as a backup space if the weather is not working out for an outdoor session.
"Learning the Basics of Studio Photography" is an excellent guide that covers everything you need to know about having a studio from how to take the best photographs indoors, studio flash lighting, posing instructions and so much more! With tips from Keyla Jones of Grace Michael Photography, this guide is a great tool with tons of awesome tips and advice.
Today, we wanted to share with you 2 of those basic tips that come directly out of this guide that will help you with your studio photography. We hope you enjoy.
1. Find A Space That Makes You Feel Comfortable
When it comes to finding a studio, you need to find one that makes you feel comfortable and gives you the space you need. Think about having a place that has enough room to take photos, but you also should have space for a desk and some chairs where you can bring in clients and discuss their needs with them. A location that your client can fix their hair and makeup with a nice full-length mirror is also a great extra to have.
You should also think about the type of natural light the studio brings in. If you are a natural light shooter, that extra light can be a huge plus. It is also a great idea to decorate the studio with your personality as well as your work samples so clients can see what it is you do.
2. What Backdrop Should You Use In A Studio?
Keyla with Grace Michael Photography prefers to use white walls over white backdrops because she gets better shadows on the walls. She will rarely shoot on a black backdrop but when she does, she tries to angle the subject so there is some dimension to the image. And when a photo is shot on a black background correctly, it can turn out stunning, especially when natural light is used.
There are SO many more awesome tips that this guide will help you out with if you are a beginner photographer or looking to invest in your own studio. If you are interested in reading more of, "Learning The Basics Of Studio Photography," you can purchase this guide today for only $49.99!
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