I often shoot on location – many of my shoots do not require a studio, and I generally find studio environments too clinical.
But now I have found a new studio I like, really like… in an old factory building full of photographers and other artists. I shot there today. Using my speedlights (of course!), I did studio shots like this:
The great thing about this studio, though, is that it is entirely suitable for cool environmental shots too. Even outside the studio:
Cool buildings.. train tracks… trees, privacy.. amazing.
As is shooting inside not using backdrops. Look at this cool window and brick wall:
And inside using the wooden floor:
All this may help you in several ways.
First, you can do a lot using just simple equipment: three small flashes on two light stands, and one on my camera, all using a simple 24-70 f/2.8 lens.
Second, you can go to www.hamiltonstudio.ca and talk to Sam about studio rental per half day or day.
Third, even better: whatever your level of experience, you can have a private (or group) lesson from me in this studio on this type of studio shooting, either with speedlights or with strobes! Contact me for details – soon, before Sam fills up his studio!
Here’s Sam in his well equipped studio, in Hamilton, Ontario, a short drive from Toronto:
If you call him, mention my name. He’ll see you right with a special offer for speedlighter.ca readers.