“It doesn’t matter if you take a great picture if no one knows what it’s about.”—Carl Mydans
There are lots of advantages to working in a studio, even if it’s just a temporary set-up in your basement or garage. The biggest advantage of shooting in a studio is that you have total control over the environment. You don’t have to worry about wind or changeable weather conditions and have complete control over the lighting.
Shooting in Cancun may be too expensive for most of us but shooting outdoors in local parks is free and state parks costs less than a few bucks a day. A few of thee local parks even have beaches as hard as it may for you to believe considering I live in Colorado.
Tip: If you find shooting in a park especially during the less crowded weekdays works for your schedule, get an annual pass. Many state parks have annual passes that are inexpensive. If you shoot during the week, when I made the photograph at left, there were just few people—just a couple of fisherman—around so you don’t have to worry about gawkers interrupting the session.
That would probably not be the case on the weekend. When you take the time to look around, attractive and dramatic locations are everywhere.