Many people believe that professional photographers use expensive equipment and complicated set-ups to achieve amazing results. This is true in some cases. Purchasing top of the line equipment can certainly be a huge boost to the quality of a photographer’s photos. However, I personally love the challenge of finding simple approaches when possible.
My wife and I were snowed in during Winter Storm Jonas 2016. To make the best use of our time, I decided to take a few photos for her natural lifestyle blog (http://thatschelsea.com). With limited space for my studio backdrop, and very few photogenic areas in our home, I decided to use some brown seamless photography paper that I had previously purchased. I used thumbtacks to hang the paper from the ceiling of our living room. I opened the blinds of our windows to fill the room with as much natural light as possible. Brown paper, a stool, my camera and an open window were the only items used in this shoot. This post is a great example of how to achieve high quality results with a very simple set-up.
How did you spend your snow day? I would love to hear your feedback.