Here’s two super short videos on lighting photos. It’s a great idea starter for both in-studio and on-location shooting.
Our most successful photographers tell us their clients want to enjoy their photo session experience and will by photos to remind them of their time with you. Give them more options and they will buy more poses and prints.
PS: if you need lighting we now offer a range of lighting kits for your use.
Are you an amazing natural light photographer who wants to learn the basics of photography lighting?
Do you want to be able to better blend natural lights with speedlights or constant light to make your photos look better and need less time in photoshop?
You are not alone, so Maine Street Studio has put together a
Don’t be Afraid of the Dark (Light)
workshop in our studio that is custom designed for your camera and your style of photography.
This is a personal, one-on-one workshop so please bring your camera and be ready to shoot.
You will work on these ideas:
Exposure basics (yes, you know this, but a quick review so we both use the same terms)
Shooting in natural light — and it’s limits
Adding a reflector
Adding a constant light (or two)
On camera vs off camera lighting
Adding a speedlight – flash
Adding a studio strobe
This workshop is centered on your experience level from beginner to advanced and designed for your camera, using your equipment and ours in our studio. What you learn will work in other locations and help you for all your future shoots.
What we give you:
90 minutes of personal one on one coaching and help in our studio plus beverages: coffee, water tea
A hand out (paper and online) of links to other tutorials and videos on line
Suggested lighting diagrams for a typical studio shoot with notes for your camera and lens
What you need to bring:
Your camera, batteries lens, memory card and eagerness to learn
Optional: any lights, speedlights, flashes you want to use better
A model (your friend, your neighbor, your mom, your spouse) someone willing to have you take their photo
Your sense of humor (we’re going to laugh together, be ready)
$99 for 90 minutes Includes 50% coupon for 2 hour mini session
Our dedicated, shared space; Studio A is ready to use with no lease on a month to month shared calendar. It’s right around 600 square feet and is ideal for sessions and in-person sales. What’s the best way to use it?
Check out this video via Sue Bryce education. If you know Bryce’s style of imagery and approach to the business of portraits, you’ll enjoy the video even more. It’s from her Studio Tour series.
The photographer is my friend and colleague Paul Gero in Orange County, California. Paul and I worked on assignments in South Africa and Norway in the early 2000’s.
He runs an amazing portrait studio out of his garage — you have to SEE it! He says in the video, “It’s a 20 x 20 space, I’d love to have 12 foot ceilings and an extra 10 feet, but I’m gonna make do with what I’ve got.”
You’ll love both is approach to business and the way’s he works the space.
A rental commercial photo studio isn’t the the kind of business you think of for “Cyber Monday Sales” but it seems only fair to share some great opportunities for new and existing clients as you plan your budgets and business goals for 2018.
It’s our way of saying “thank you” to the more than 60 photographers who have used our studio to make money and thrill their clients.
UPDATED: Thanks all, we’ll offer something great again next year.
Take a look inside
Just off the main loft floor, studios A and C and the dressing room.
Natural light, warm brick and light color laminate flooring. Easy to move light panels allow you to control light and shadow.
Private dressing room with awesome light for your client’s use.
All brick corner with natural light. Ask about renting hand-painted backdrops.
Grey wall and seamless paper roll backdrops. We can custom order any color you need.
Is this your first time renting a professional studio? Relax, you’re in good company, and even seasoned professionals with years of experience may never have had the need to rent a professional studio.
You can do a Google search to learn some great tips and the folks at Adorama TV have this video on how to rent and plan your studio session.
At Maine Street Studio we welcome your visit before you rent and will show you everything that is included in your rental. Our dressing rooms have closing doors, huge make-up spaces, clothing racks, and room for your client to spread out. (Some high school senior portrait clients bring more wardrobe than agency models.)
The refrigerator is stocked (help yourself) and we have built-in and portable backdrops.
What you see in our studio is included in your rental — and remember, we have access to the huge warehouse of props from Stuart Alexander Productions and One Source Event Rental.