I like to think of the world as my studio. Some would say that’s more than presumptuous. In the great outdoors, one can’t just walk in and have complete control.
I’m familiar with the objections. Weather, permissions, and amenities top the list. While I agree that it’s a risk to walk this tightrope, I have set myself up to survive any unexpected falls.
A climate-controlled cube filled with every tool for every contingency gives comfort to a lot of photographers. I see the studio as a gilded cage. Ultimately, each artist has to decide what is right for the desired outcome.
While it’s true that my subject for this session and I were bundled up, I believe that the outcome was worth the shivering.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.