Nearly all of my photography falls into one category — outdoor. I shoot a lot of wildlife images. I also shoot travel and sports.
I seldom have an opportunity to do a “studio shoot” — set up a background, position the subject (either a person or a thing), configure suitable lighting, etc. That’s an enjoyable creative challenge, but it also takes a lot of time. And extra time is something I seldom have.
But a couple of years ago, during a long stretch of bad winter weather, I decided that shooting indoors beat not shooting at all. So I set up a temporary studio in the basement, threw up a black background, mounted a couple of Canon Speedlites on light stands and grabbed my daughter’s violin to use as a subject.