At my first isolated images I worked for a long time in Photoshop (something about hour) and one of them became my best selling stock image, but not at DT others are not so successful
But now I discover a new way of working in photoshop and editing takes few minutes as I have said. But also quality of images must be higher too. These pictures was made at home using light from the window
Your welcome Dmitrytsvetkov. My favorite lighting is a giant studio (Existing light - early morning /late afternoon ). I shoot most during summer which is the only time I can shoot here on location . My models love that too. We do the most work in these 3 months of the year. The rest of the year, the weather is not so cooperative, so I have to move indoors. That's where the studio is useful esp during the winter months. Studio gives you more control of your lighting and you can shoot anytime you want, but it's sterile unlike natural lighting where the spectrum is full and more organic. yes, if I had to choose between studio work and on location existing light at the right time right place plus fill flash and reflectors, I wouldn't trade all the studio lighting for Mother Nature 's soft ambient light.
Yes, window light is perfect for isolated work. In my early days as a contributor to Dreamstime, all my isolated shots were done using only windowlight and a reflector, as I was constantly moving from one place to another, and my lights were still in storage in my home city. In fact, sometimes, I even shoot in the public parking lot with passersby looking at me funny, lol. But since I got my studio setup out of storage, I do not go chasing people away from the parking lot or have to wait for the right window lighting to shoot isolated works. I can shoot anytime, sometimes even at 3 am in the wee hours of the morning. Still, it all depends on your budget. You really cannot go wrong with proper exposure and the right window lighting. In fact, the masters of the olden classics only paint to skylight, so they should know what is the best lighting to use. Keep up the good work.
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