Many of us afraid of shooting portrait indoor especially during a public event when journalists or professional photographers lugging along their heavy camera equipment and keep firing the huge external flash shooting models in either a motor show or photography festival. But can a Point and Shoot camera or even an iPhone be able to capture a model nicely indoor?
I went to the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2013 at Mid Valley Mega Mall recently. You can read my stories about it on my travel blog. There were many shutter bugs around who brought along their best cameras to the photo fest for one single reason, the model shooting!
To have a nice portrait shot indoor, the essence is artificial lighting and backdrop. With a white board at the back and sufficient spotlights brightening the models, any camera you bring along can capture them nicely, if not perfectly.
The above photo is what I captured in the photo fest using my Nikon D7000 and the regular zoom lens. No external flash was attached and no special lighting setup. All I did was to frame the model and wait for her smile before pressing down the shutter button.
Off course this will never be accepted as a commercial model shooting photo without dedicated lighting treatment and professional portrait prime lenses. But technological advanced digital DSLR nowadays, with the high ISO performance, will make model shooting in public places such as motor shows an easier task then ever before. 🙂 – Cecil Lee Photography