UPDATE: 6 November 2020
The Studio IS Open!
SARS-Cov-19 has not gone away.
To protect others and myself, some basic hygiene measures are in order,
plus some measures that make sense, and the State has mandated some actions as well.
If you have any questions or special concerns, please call me.
How I am reducing the risk of transmission:
I'll maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times.
I'll wear a mask.
You'll need to wear a mask as well (but not during the actual photography!)
I'll air out the studio beforehand (dilution of the airspace)
Studio occupancy is restricted to less than 10 persons at any time.
The studio building is essentially empty of people all the time (the major tenant moved out in June). So the risk of an infected person even having been in the building is almost zero.
I will disinfect all contact surfaces beforehand.
I will provide hand sanitizer for your use.
I will sanitize my hands when your knock on the door.
The hard floor areas will be wiped with alcohol before each photographic session.
LIGHTING FOR ZOOM MEETINGS
I have had some people ask how to set up good lighting for ZOOM meetings, so I put together this brief 'cheat sheet' to make it quick-n-easy.
The background should be lit less (be darker) than you.
You'll be the star of the show!
The room itself should be lit evenly throughout
Not in a 'striking' fashion of bright and dark
The STRONGEST LIGHT (the one that lights you):
Should be 'soft' light, not harsh and 'pointy'.
Having it be large makes it 'soft'.
Using a white 'bounce card' softens the light.
Having it off to the side of your monitor is best.
This drawing shows a quick-n-easy way to make it happen:
Make sure there aren't shiny things behind you.
(they'll be too bright, and distracting)
Wear solid color mid-tone to darker clothes.
This makes your face the brightest object.
Patterns and prints distract the viewer.
Don't worry about anything else.
You are now WAY ahead of anyone else!
: - )