Create amazing photography with your available resources

I’ve heard a lot of people say that you must have an expensive set up, expensive equipment and high end studio lights in order to achieve photography that looks professional.

I do not have my own studio per se but many times I have found my way around things because I’m a college student and I cannot afford yet to have the studio lights that I would like to have, which is probably the situation that most people currently reading this are in.

Here I share some of the pictures I’ve done recently without a studio but that look as if they were done in a studio.

The first one is this fun project that I had. I wanted to make a horror themed photo with hands and this is what I came up with:

horror, scary, hads, claws, photoshop, fruit

Now, looks pretty cool right? Well it was taken in an office with speedlights.

horror, scary, hads, claws, photoshop, fruit, behind the scenes

Here are some more examples, these pictures look as if they were meant for a magazine but there’s nothing “high end” in the production of the actual pictures.

 

model, editorial, neon, photoshoot, fashion
model, editorial, neon, photoshoot, fashion
model, editorial, neon, photoshoot, fashion, behind the scenes

And finally one of my personal favorites, in which I didn’t have to go out on the street to find cool neon signs. For this last one, I had my husband put 2 TV screens forming a “v” shape and in the middle of those the model would stand. The LED light created the illusion that it was neon lights glowing at night.

model, editorial, neon, photoshoot, fashion
model, editorial, neon, photoshoot, fashion, behind the scenes

If you want to know more about LED’s used creatively check out DIY Photography Website on Using $15 LED lights to add a rainbow of color to your shots.

 

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