Balanced Exposure owner Russell Lowe has had a photography career that spans from forensic photography, wedding photography and commercial photography, but has always loved teaching it as well. "I wanted a studio that could offer services for all aspects of photography. The problem was, I never had enough space... until now. Plus, I wanted a facility large enough to handle photography students. The current facility allows this."
"You can see in this image how tight it is to set up a basic studio lighting kit and small portable backdrop in a standard home living room. Furniture is always in the way, wires are all over the floor... it's just not an ideal situation. After 20 years of photographing in situations like this, I decided I needed more space to offer all the services I was capable of providing to my clients. Trying to do studio work without an actual studio always meant it took more time to set up and put away the equipment and move around all the furniture than it did to actually take the photo. While rental studios were always available, most required a half day or full day commitment and the rental of the studio lights were pretty expensive too. So I decided I'd open a studio to allow me to shoot whenever I wanted."
"In addition, to the studio space, I wanted space to use as a teaching facility. While my old wedding facility had space, I wanted more space so that I could teach not only the theory of photography, but also have the space to actually shoot in and show it happening too. The new studio/classroom allows me to do all that!"
Balanced Exposure started out as a post production company offering color and correction services for other wedding photographers. Today, the majority of the work done at Balanced Exposure is teaching new photographers how to use their cameras properly and also how to use post production effectively to improve images taken.
Our students and clients can often tell you more about our services than we can.