Photographers, Do we need our own studio [Part II]

This is a follow up to the video I posted earlier this week… If you have missed it, don’t worry I got you covered:

Photographers, Do we need our own studio? [Part I]

Basically I was asked to make more studio-like images recently. Of course, this conversation is from a business perspective.

So answering this question is easy… Do I need my own studio? Well, not really!

So I was lucky to have this beautiful space for an entire weekend. I used it for a few Pole Dance sessions but my main goal was to turn this place into my temporary studio.

And that’s basically what I do when I need to make headshots, portraits, swimwear, lingerie sessions with a simple backdrop.

You can also invest in portable backdrop that you can bring anywhere, but that’s more gear to carry with you… So I try my best to find places where I can actually find everything I need. And so far, it wasn’t too hard for me to find a place to do these.

I typically use 2 lights, sometimes one and use white walls to bounce my light back on my subject, I now kinda have my go-to set ups that I rely on when I am short in time.

 

Fujifilm GFX50s + 2X Broncolor SirosL
GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR
1/125sec at f/4 ISO100 – 62mm

 

 

Fujifilm GFX50s + 2X Broncolor SirosL
GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR
1/125sec at f/4 ISO100 – 64mm

 

 

Fujifilm GFX50s + Broncolor SirosL
GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
1/125sec at f/4 ISO100 – 120mm

 

 

Fujifilm GFX50s + Broncolor SirosL
GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
1/125sec at f/4 ISO100 – 120mm

 

 

Fujifilm GFX50s + Broncolor SirosL
GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
1/125sec at f/4 ISO100 – 120mm

 

 

I came back to Toulouse just a few weeks later after these sessions and guess what? I was asked to do studio work once again.

So I made a few calls and found the espace Cobalt… where a black and a white wall were easily accessible for what we needed to capture.

CANON 5DIV + 2X Broncolor SirosL
EF 70 – 200mm f/2.8L II USM
1/200sec at f/5.6 ISO 50 – 85mm

 

 

CANON 5DIV + Broncolor SirosL
EF 70 – 200mm f/2.8L II USM
1/200sec at f/5 ISO 50 – 85mm

 

 

CANON 5DIV + 2X Broncolor SirosL
EF 70 – 200mm f/2.8L II USM
1/200sec at f/5.6 ISO 50 – 100mm

 

 

CANON 5DIV + Broncolor SirosL
EF 70 – 200mm f/2.8L II USM
1/200sec at f/5.6 ISO 50 – 85mm

 

 

CANON 5DIV + Broncolor SirosL
EF 70 – 200mm f/2.8L II USM
1/200sec at f/5.6 ISO 50 – 85mm

 

 

I really enjoyed these sessions, with one or 2 lights, you can already make cool looking images.

Of course in my case I’ve said it earlier, my main problem is to find the right space that would allow me to do these images. How do you guys do it? Do you often work in studios? Or do you simply own yours?

I don’t think I need to invest in my own studio now. If you know my work you know how much I love to work in strange, weird places, outdoors and indoors. Maybe this will change depending on the amount of studio work that will come my way.

Christmas is round’ the corner, I hope you will be able to spend this wonderful time of the year with your loved ones.

Happy Holiday season, I’ll catch you guys in the next one but until the next one please, have a good one.

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