Studio Anywhere: Desiree

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I wrote in a previous post how much I enjoyed the three-week workshop series from Nick Fancher. On week two we practiced different techniques that included how to create a false black background. We were in the same conference-type room with blue walls as the first week.

Who would have ever thought that the fastest and most portable way to create a black background was just ADDING more lights to a situation? Desiree's hair is so cool-toned that it's gray in real life, so it's not a trick of the camera.

I learned so much from this workshop that I'm applying to my actual business, which is primarily dog photography. Stay tuned for more neat lighting tricks on puppies in the future!

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Studio Anywhere: Abby


On our final night of the Nick Fancher workshop, we tried creating a halo effect using just one light and then taking the Studio Anywhere concept outside, where the darkness of night had set in and the lights from the nearby movie theater created a neat backdrop.

Abby is a fantastic model. She had a lot of ideas for posing and delivered such riveting shots.

The makeshift studio where we had the workshop was a conference-type room with blue walls, and we learned all about how to turn them different colors using only lights.

Posting this for now - stay tuned for some more beautiful portraits of Abby!

EDIT: here is the follow-up post!