Pull back from a creative fashion shoot in my little studio. It's challenging to shoot in small spaces but the fact is that almost every photographer starting out deals with this on a daily basis.
With housing prices through the roof (pun intended), starting out and wanting to do studio work, having a home studio is the only option for a lot of us.
I have been shooting part time for almost 3 years and this year I took the leap and moved into a space that could also double as a studio. It's expensive, it's not ideal by anyone's standards but it has one massive advantage: it gives me a place to invite my clients to. For pre-consults, for shoot day and for the review sessions. So I make it work. I move furniture and lights around, I schedule shoots for the time of day where the light is the best and I work 6-7 days a week. Because I believe so strongly that what I do makes a difference to the women I photograph and because I believe with every inch of my body that photographs are the most important thing we have to document our lives. And THAT matters way more than having the perfect studio space and lighting set up.
So no, you don’t need a studio to do studio work. You just need a room. Any room. Your bedroom. Your lounge room. Your garage. It REALLY doesn’t matter.
Have a look at the video below to see how we make it work.
Dream on lovers