I've wanted to work in a studio environment for a long while, and back in September last year I had the opportunity to spend a day in Alfie Goodrich's studio in Azabu Juban. Using his backdrops, lights and knowledge, a group of us photographed model Ao for the day in a variety of lighting and costume set ups. Working with Ao was a great experience as she needed very little direction, which freed me up to fret over all the camera stuff instead; in the studio there are so many factors to take into account, it seems a world away from shooting live where timing and not a little bit of luck are at play. Luckily, Alfie's wisdom came to the rescue and we came out with some shots I'm very proud of.
I've got quite the bug for this now, so plan to be doing more in the coming year.