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BD Location (Hotel) shoot vs. In-Studio

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#1 lolkitteh

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    Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:03 AM

    I've noticed quite a number of threads from ladies who had their BD shoot in a hotel or other on-location shoot. My session will be in the photographer's studio. Just wondering what the advantages are to using a hotel vs. the studio?

    I just assumed that a studio would be better, since the props are already there, and the lighting/setup etc. would be better.

    Ladies, what played into your decision not to choose the studio setting?

    #2 TATrisha


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    Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:07 AM

    I think this depends largely on the studio. Now-a-days, a lot of photographers do not have studios. Or if they do, they are very simple. At a hotel, you typically have a bed, cool bathrooms/showers, lounge chairs, large windows... things like that.
    Most studios do not have a bed in them. However, some do. Some have awesome props for BD shoots.
    It's ust a different style of photo that you get on location versus a studio (typically) so I think it's more a personal choice.


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    #3 TammyB

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      Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:30 AM

      I agree with Trish. I think it really depends on your personal style, I have seen some amazing photos from both studio and hotel location. Yes lighting is perfect (in most cases) in a studio, but you are limited to what you can do, but that doesn't mean you still can't walk away with some great photos. With a hotel you have a little more varity in your photos, but that doesn't mean one way is better then the other. It's all a personal choice and I'm sure they will turn out beautiful regardless which one you choose.

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