Recently I had a portrait session with my friend Sascha at my place. I do not have a studio, but a living room with plenty of space for a portrait shoot.
This year I bought all that’s needed for my prosumer needs, two Yongnuo flashlights, an octobox, an umbrella for soft light, a reflector and some other small light modifiers, all in all an investment of under €300, not bad considering that it takes up very little space, works just fine and is a lot of fun to work with. We cleared a wall, set everything up and used my OMD EM1 and Olympus‘ very own and fine prime lenses, the 45mm 1,7 and the 50mm 1,8 – both lenses are super sharp and a joy to work with since they are light and small.
As we’re no models (neither by looks nor desire) we used a book for male photo shoots in order to get some ideas. Actually, we quite shamelessly ripped the images off. But that’s just the way it is. So here are the images, thanks to Sascha at www.senicer.de for taking the images of yours truly.