Of course, it would all be great if every portrait photographer could afford their own studio, but that simply is not feasible for most of us. That being said, you would be surprised how little space you need to make creative, compelling, and professional portraits. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to light and shoot portraits in a small hallway.
Coming to you from Gavin Hoey with Adorama TV, this great video tutorial will show you how to light and shoot portraits in a small hallway. This is a particularly important lesson, as many of us live in cities where space is at a significant premium (New York City, for example), and it can be easy to think we do not have room to make photos. Nonetheless, I know of some photographers who shoot headshots in spaces no bigger than a large closet. Sure, having a large studio is convenient and enables certain creative scenarios that would not be possible otherwise, but don't overlook what you can accomplish even in a small space. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Hoey.
If you would like to continue learning about how to light a portrait, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley," which is currently on sale along with the rest of the Fstoppers store!