Studios scare me. I don’t like having to create a lighting situation. I’d rather go into a situation and see what I can create with what is there to begin with. I think it’s a more honest portrayal of the space and of the people within it. Granted there are situation where a little on-camera helps like this image below:

DJ at Republic

DJ spinning at Republic on a Wednesday night - © Kurtis Stewart 2010

But it’s not coming in nuclear hot and making him look like he’s spinning in a cave. Conclusion, take what you can get from the environment and when needed, fill a little.

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