I’ve been having a blast recently. We moved to San Rafael about 20 miles north of San Francisco) earlier this month and I’ve set up a small portrait studio in my garage. So now in addition to weddings and family portraits, I’m able to offer portraits and head shots for professionals and actors. What has me really excited is seeing client’s personalities shine through in these studio portraits. My impression of studio portraits has always been the standard smiling face with a blue background. That work has never had much appeal to me so I’ve never really pursued that line of photography. But with a little extra room I set up a few lights and backgrounds and started exploring what was possible. I had a few clients that needed head shots so I invited them over and we went to work. I still have a long way to go in terms of lighting people in a studio but I found right away that the things I do to get people to relax at an outdoor session apply almost 100% to a studio session. And just like outdoors, when my clients relax and have fun, their personalities just jump put of the photos. Honestly I was completely surprised by the results and by how much fun the sessions were for both myself and my clients. Definitely looking forward to learning more about this art form and see where I can go with it.
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