Photography studio experience & behind the scenes photo

Yesterday I got lucky and had the chance use a photography studio used by my sisters college, we had a few hours to take some photo's of a new dress she had made.


I had never been in this studio before and was clueless on how to operate four softboxes and no idea of what settings to use on my camera.


So I pretty much just jumped in and started trying some settings. I set my Canon to full manual, connected the slave softbox and took a few test shots, I found a shutter speed of around 1/125 and F16 worked best allowing me to hand hold and keep the light under control. I love the noise of all the flashes and the light they produced was insane. It was a fun and great learning experience, now I really want a studio of my own!


Some more of my photos to follow.


Model: Alison

Outfit: Made by Alison

  • memory in time( Patti ) 6y

    These are great Adam!! Aren't studios fun? I'm taking a modeling and lighting class and having such a good time learning so much. A talented sibling also!! She is also beautiful.. Nice work!
  • Adam Foster PRO 6y

    Thanks everyone for the great comments =]

    @mr.analog ahh glad to hear the fustration didn't put you off tho, was your photo time for detention in the studio?

    @Clarissa yeah it was a steep learning curve =] It is a difficult dress to photograph as its really long and she wanted the trail in every photo

    @Patti awesome, would be really useful to take a class - let me know how it goes. Any info or tips would be great! =D
  • K*N*Le 6y

    wow, what a great experience that you had. Great perspective.You seem like having a lot of fun. :-)
  • marin tomic 6y

    interesting photo, well captured!
  • sany 6y

    Awesome capture
  • HENI PRO 6y

    What are the presentations unique and creative !! I love them !!

    The poses are magnificent . Great lighting !! Bravo !!
  • SCALLA 6y

    A view outside of the range, certainly!
  • Adam Foster PRO 6y

    thanks again everyone, I have to admit the perspective was my sister idea -> she even brought step ladders along so I could get directly above
  • Florian 6y

    well done, love how she spins!
  • Scarleth Marie 6y

    this is soooo awesomeeee!
    i've never been to a studio either! haha, i would so jump out of happiness!
    the behind the scenes shot is amazing as well!! what an ace photo Adam! you're very very very good at this xD
  • Sati Kobashi 6y

    This is so cool!
    Love the abstract feel!
    Great work!!
  • ladybugdiscovery PRO 6y

    Hey you look like you are going to have some fun.. Also envy you with a sis that creates. I love her dress....... I can picture it in white as a wedding gown too. Very elegant.
  • Adam Foster PRO 6y

    thankyou yeah it handy when we get to use the collage stuido =]

    & thank you =]

    Scarleth you have to try! its so much fun. Hopefully i can get back soon and learn some more =]
  • Ashley Whitmoyer 6y

    You did a great job!!!
  • Rhox 6y

    fantastic, is fantastic....
  • nicole.ln 6y

    the angles are great
  • Allison Newbold 6y

    awesome perspective

    great job!
  • nyah74 6y

    looks like she is getting out of a black hole! cool shot!
  • Fabio Borgatto Borges 6y

    belo foco!
  • Acierman 5y

    Awesome lighting
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Taken on February 6, 2009
  • EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  • ƒ/14.0
  • 28.0 mm
  • 1/125
  • 100
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