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I’ve spent countless hours worried about when I will be able to shoot in the studio again.  I painted for the first month of quarantine to take my mind off my work.I photographed myself wearing a mask and expressing the feeling of isolation. 

Getting Ready to Re-Open!

But it’s not the same as working with real models or everyday people.  Then I stumbled on Lindsay Adler’s video about this virtual studio with virtual models.  It’s amazing and I just wanted to share with you how excited I am.

Now I can test out all sorts of modifiers and lighting scenarios before purchasing more gear. Till this pandemic is over, let’s face it real time in studio is on hold.  However working virtually allows you to play with light and experiment as if it’s in real time. We as artist need our creative days, so that we can apply it later on with confidence to serve our clients.

I’m so happy for this developer –  Elixxer for creating this application. Now I can get lost in endless possibilities of lighting scenarios and apply it in the real time.   

You can also study others’ photographs and try to figure out how it’s lit, plan a shoot in advance or share with others how you got the shot yourself. 

So here’s to my first time playing with Elixxer.  There’s a free 14 day trial so what do you have to lose.  

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