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The Guerilla Style – Why you don’t NEED a $10,000 studio to make great images.

Lately I have been disturbed by a trend that has been growing in the glamour photography world.   People are starting to become keen on the notion that they need tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment to make great images.   Sadly,  I have seen photographers who are close to totally incompetent who think theyre work is great simply because of the number of lights that they used to shoot the image with.

Now, don’t get me wrong.   There is certainly a time and place for a fancy studio set up,  but for those of you who are still learning what to DO with a studio set up,  let me give you a tip.  KEEP IT SIMPLE.

The following images I am about to post, are all shot with a sub-$2000 camera,  a sub $200 lens, and use only ONE speedlight and a 24″ umbrella as a light source.  No banks of softboxes, no beauty dishes, no grids, no cyclorama.    Heck, no studio at all!  They are all shot on-location with just one light, placed well.   And all they feature is a sharp, well composed shot.   I think you’ll find it’s amazing what you can do with just the simplest of equipment.