I am not one to sit still and with a few days of holiday left I decided to dive into a photo studio. Generally, I feel comfortable photographing outdoors and in natural light when I am at a race track panning and using fast shutter speeds or focusing on details that I come across spontaneously. Studio work however is very different to this. Always looking to learn I decided to set up indoors and surround myself with a tripod and some artificial lighting to bring my artwork into focus.

It is hard to find an intact industrial area with character and history in Munich as most of those buildings get demolished and replaced by modern apartment complexes. One of my neighbors is a successful photographer and has her studio in one of the few remaining old industrial buildings around town. It oozes character and leaves a lasting impression.

The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the studio was the magnificent outdoor lighting so I decided to make the most of this and shot several scenes outside (now that is a great way to make the most of studio time!). One of my favorites I shot down an alley filled with graffiti. By chance the graffiti fitted to the colours of some of my artwork and I took advantage of this.

Once indoors I was kindly helped along my way and given the space to experiment. Once the lighting was set up and everything brought into focus I found my rhythm and could enjoy the moment. The studio’s vast room allowed me to setup in different areas and create different scenes without having to head out into the extreme winter weather outside. Studio work is an art for itself and having discovered it I look forward to exploring more in the future.

For me it was an extremely intense experience and one to repeat again as soon as possible. Seeing my work displayed in different surroundings through the lens of my own camera was a great moment and has inspired me to go home and create more artwork.

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Thanks for letting me use your studio Sarah.