No Studio, No Problem

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: March 3, 2015

Category: General

Given the choice of working in a studio or out on location, I’ll choose out on location any day.

I get a real kick out of working around challenges with lighting and  space, but also love the surprise on a model/clients face when the final picture looks far removed from the environment they were in at the time.

Prime example was this past weekend when I was photographing some new portraits and video for a long time friend of mine, Paul Avins: Author, Mastermind, Business Coach and Keynote Speaker [LINK]

Rather than being in the studio, I piled some equipment into the car and headed over to his home to shoot in his conservatory…

So what do you do when there’s no space to put up your grey backdrop? Tear some off and stick it to the windows using Gaffer Tape…that’s what. Oh and Gaffer Tape comes in really handy for holding a reflector onto a bar stool too 🙂



As always if you have any questions/comments, feel free to make use of the comments section below or drop me a line to

Have a great Tuesday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.

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  1. jo rutherford

    Love this – we get so wound up about having the right kit , the right space to shoot in and its great to see how its possible to use a small space to produce great portraits

  2. Darren

    Hi Glyn,
    Great Headshot.

    If you hadn’t shown us the pull back shot then we’d have no idea that it wasn’t shot in a studio.

    I’m interested to know how much ambient light you allowed into the shot.

    What was your shutter speed ?



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