Now don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that there’s absolutely no need for a studio because I’d be totally wrong to say that. At the moment I’ve decided not to have my own studio space but when we move to Devon later this year I will. It’s great to have your own creative space where you can dive into when you want to try out a new idea or technique and also great for taking your time to build sets.
What I mean by the title of this post follows on from one I posted on 1st March 2018 [LINK] which was called You can make excuses or you can make Pictures, and I thought I’d just share a picture and the Behind the Scenes to, I guess, show that not having your own studio or not being able to afford to hire a studio is no excuse…
So the portrait above of my life long friend Nathan Black was taken in the Club House / Bar of a local Cricket Club with a minimal set up using one light and a background, so my working footprint was small.
If you’ve followed this blog for a while you’ll know that my favourite lighting set up is a one light set up using the Elinchrom 135cm Rotalux Octa Softbox however I have started using the 100cm Deep Octa that you can see in the Behind the Scenes picture below. I’m going to cover why I’m loving this light and will do a side by side comparison between it and the 135cm Octa, but in this circumstance the Deep Octa was perfect because it meant I could raise it high enough; the 135cm because of the extra size would have been much lower so I wouldn’t have managed to get the lighting pattern I wanted…does that make sense?
As for the background this is a Bespoke Canvas made for me my Gravity Backdrops and you’ll see that the way I support this, rather than two stands and a cross beam is to just slide it along a boom; less to carry around and means again, I’m keeping my working footprint small. You can check out all my kit in my Kit List Page HERE
So this is only a short post to follow on from the earlier one because we happened to get some Behind the Scenes footage showing the location.
Hope it’s useful