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Learn expert tips and tricks of studio photography from photographer Chris Ryan.
"My name is Chris Ryan. I'm a photographer. We're here at my studio, Chris Ryan Photography, in northwest Portland. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit my website at chrisryanphoto.com, or if you'd like to follow my daily activities, go to my Facebook page, Chris Ryan Photography in Portland, Oregon. Today, I'm going to talk to you about studio photography. Well, first thing you have to consider is what are you shooting, what do you need shot? Different studios, different photographers have different styles and or they specialize in different things. Look around for a studio that specializes in exactly what it is that you want to be photographed, whether it is food or products or apparel or models or head shots or portraiture. Then look at their style, each photographer and again each studio has a different style even if they are shooting the exact same thing. Figure out what it is that you want to shoot. Find a studio that can do that and then look at their styles that each one represents. Choose the one that best reflects the style that you want to portray. A third element is the photographer themselves and each photographer is a little different, all of them are generally easy to work with, but half the time you will find that you work better with one specific photographer. so once you have narrowed things down; meet with the studio, meet with the photographer, see what works best for you"