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Anna Handmade - Shooting in a Small Space

March 25, 2018



Shooting in a small space can be quite a challenge, especially if your goal is to create high quality work with professional results. Luckily, I have a lot of experience with this! At least half of my work has been created in my apartment with 8 foot ceilings. Thankfully the models, makeup artists and hairstylists I work with don't mind! It helps that I know most of them well and have created with them many times over the years. I often spend a significant amount of time trying to think of ways to make my space look different (various backdrops, too many props in my spare room). Sometimes, like for this shoot, a beautiful backdrop and a single light with a large octabox did the trick. The first section of photos are the finished product. Those are then followed by some behind the scenes shots taken by my makeup artist/hair stylist, Erica Fisher, for the project. Many thanks to the wonderful artists who supplied the headpieces and jewelry (Headpieces by Jodi Porter of Wet Canvass Art | Jewelry by Morgan Campbell of Chainmailicity).  And of course, a special thanks to my model for the day, Anna Catherine!

Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro2

Lighting: Godox SL-200W Constant Light

Modifier: Bowens Lumiair Octabox 

  • Fujifim X-Pro2 Test
  • Fujifim X-Pro2 Test
  • Fujifim X-Pro2 Test
  • Fujifim X-Pro2 Test
  • Fujifim X-Pro2 Test
  • Fujifim X-Pro2 Test

And here are some of the behind the scenes shots... First you'll see Anna and I going through the treasure boxes containing the headpieces and jewelry we had available for the shoot. While Anna was getting her hair and makeup done I moved all of the furniture out of the living room and set up the backdrop and lighting. Finally, there are a bunch of shots of us shooting. You can definitely see how small of a space we were working in.

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