During the last couple of months I have heavily invested in my mobile photo studio. I now have various large backdrops (almost 3m wide) and a whole array of professional flashes (with softboxes and umbrellas). This mobile photo studio fits in just four big bags and it takes about 20minutes to set up. I have used it at private events in hotels and congress centres but I also use it a lot for family shoots.
A photo studio in a bag
Renting a local town hall or community centre is convenient and inexpensive. For example three weeks ago I hired one of the rooms of the Spike community centre in Guildford for a session with Laura and her family. Laura has two grown up children who were both accompanied by their partners.
We started with individual portraits of everyone. Laura wanted headshots and full body shots of each of the six. Photographing whole body photos is quite different from shooting headshots– it’s not just the facial expression that has to be good, it’s the whole posture and body language of the subject that need to be convincing.