Indoor Headshots in Fall Weather
So what do you do when it’s raining or, even worse, snowing the day of your headshot photography session? It might be obvious, but fall weather is not always conducive to an enjoyable or quality photo shoot. This presents challenges in booking an outdoor on location headshot.
Our solution is the light and bright Natural Light Studio located in NW Portland. With a few light modifiers and a couple of poses you are all set with a new headshot.
Here are six reasons that you would opt for a natural light studio session versus braving the elements during a season when rain can be the norm:
Inclement weather doesn’t prevent you from having your photos taken outdoors, but it does often lead to the need to schedule according to the forecast — and the weather doesn’t always live up to expectations.
It can sometimes require pushing a shoot out to a less desirable time or demand a spontaneous reschedule when the weather happens to be accommodating.
A studio session is predictable and can be easily scheduled.
You comfort is paramount for a photo shoot, especially if you are taking a headshot.
Working around cold weather or rain can distract from a relaxed image.
A temperature-controlled environment allows you to bring your best to the shoot.
3. Change Outfits
One benefit of working indoors is that it’s easy to change outfits and try different looks.
When you want to try this, be sure to check with the photographer and make sure your scheduled time can accommodate outfit changes.
Our natural light photo studio has an area to hang up your clothes, dress, and do touch ups, so it’s very easy to try a different shirt or check your makeup.
If you’re worried that a photo will look too plain in a studio environment, think again. The job of a headshot or portrait is to capture your energy and personality with a high quality professional image.
The focus of the viewer will be entirely on you and how you come across in the photo. Background elements can contribute to the feeling of an image, but often aren’t required to get the desired effect.
However, if you want some environmental elements, our natural light studio has both an office and living room setup that can be added to your image to give it a bit more ambience.
5. Light Quality
While the weather and ease of working are great reasons to schedule time in a natural light studio, the light itself is a boon, as well. Some studios specialize in strobe light photography, which can be wonderful when done well. However, much strobe photography can make a headshot look staged or cookie-cutter, something you don’t want in a headshot.
We work only in natural light where the soft and even lighting from our studio windows accentuates your personality and allows you to simply show up and be yourself.
Outside photos are very often taken in environments where there are other people around. Even in controlled, quiet locations there is the need to work around the elements and the environment to get a great shot.
In the studio, the focus is entirely on you and getting a great photo.
When planning for your next headshot, consider using the Natural Light Studio. You’ll find the ease and flexiblitiy of the space perfect for the setting of your headshot session. For personal brand or single headshot sessions, visit our Individual Pricing. For corporate or group headshot sessions visit our Group Pricing.
Want to know more about the studio? Take a Tour of the building and how to get to the studio.