Shooting a studio portrait can be very different to working on location. In the studio, the main focus is of course on a person posing, with the surrounding elements very much in the supportive cast role. However, that is not to devalue their importance, and getting factors such as light and composition right in the studio can present some serious challenges. These days you don't need an official "studio" and thousands of pounds of gear to get that professional-looking shot – take a look around online at the many different blog posts that give tips on creating great studio portraits at home...
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