Saturday, February 11, 2012

Erosnyx - My 4th Studio

Jenn C at Erosnyx
Well, I'm in my 4th studio in three years. I've gone from a space in the old Columbia Sportswear building in Cathedral Park, to a dedicated studio space in the Pearl District, to a community space in NE Portland, and now I'm leasing space and time at Erosnyx in SE Portland. In every case the move was required because the photographers who I was sharing the space with moved to different spaces that were inadequate for my needs or the space was converted to something that wasn't appropriate for use as a photography studio. I have high hopes for the space where I'm currently working. The owners seem dedicated to make the space available to a variety of creative people and are working to upgrade the space to make it even better.

So far, I've only used the space once, but I'm scheduled for at least two other shoots in the studio in the very near future. It's worked quite well for my needs and I'll even be shooting a full band in the space in about a week. The larger main room has enough space for my more elaborate settings and other appurtenances that can be utilized for my shoots. Since most of my shoots include full body shots, I need adequate space to frame the model with sufficient distance between the model and the backdrop to allow light falloff and background lighting control.

There is a smaller studio space off the main room which can be utilized as well, and indeed I may find myself using it from time to time for less elaborate setups, and more specifically when I plan to shoot high key lighting sequences and the plan is to have a cyclorama wall in the space in the near future. All in all, the space is excellent for my intended usage and with any luck, I'll be able to shoot there for quite some time to come.