What do you do when you are living where it’s cold and dark outside for months every year but you desperately don’t want to give up photography? Well, light is to a photographer what paint is to the artist, and therefore, one solution is to stay indoors in you own cozy apartment and create all the light that you need by getting some studio lighting!
After being really inspired when my colleague Tony brought his gear over to let me try it out, I decided to get my own equipment. Yesterday was the first time I unpacked everything and started to experiment while I was having time on my own as my girl had gone to work! It’s not that easy to get the hang of it, especially when you have to be both behind and in front of the camera, but I managed to come up with two self portraits as a start.
Last Thursday I got the opportunity to try out some studio lighting in my appartment, thanks to my colleague Tony who brought his equipment over to me. The models for my very first studio shoot was Mattias, another guy from work, his brother Patrik and his girl Linda. Have to give you guys credit too and thank you for being patient with us and for not giving up on, although the session took a long time!
The lighting we used worked really well for the kind of photos we wanted this time, three 150w flashes with two soft boxes and one silver umbrella. For some pictures we used the third flash to lit the background to get it really white. I’m really pleased with the result considered this being my studio premiere. These pictures are supposed to be framed and be given to their families as Christmas gifts so I hope they will appreciate our work! ”Our” because Fredrik was also there to help with some ideas, be sure to check out his pictures too on his blog; www.danielsson-photo.se.
I feel it won’t be long until I buy my own studio gear and start to experiment even more, this was great fun and I could easily be doing this every week for the rest of our dark winter time 🙂
Here are the best pictures, I’m posting in both colour and black/white, please tell me wichever You like better!