SLC Library Stock Shoot

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:21+00:00 April 26th, 2010|7 Comments

Canon 7D, Canon 50mm ƒ/1.8, 1/160 sec at ƒ/1.8, ISO 100

Last week some friends and fellow iStock contributors Renee Lee and Todd Keith set up an iStock photo-shoot at the Salt Lake City Library. I’ve always wanted to do a stock shoot in a library and so this was a perfect opportunity to give it a try … I really like what I came home with and think I got some good stuff. This photo is one of my favorites … the library has a full wall of windows on one side of the building and it was a great opportunity to use the natural light coming in. This image, along with a lot of the images I got that day, is 100% natural light (no strobes, or even any reflectors in this shot).

I’m going to be moving into a new studio in about a week (hopefully this weekend … fingers crossed!) and one of the things I love about it is that the entire front wall of the studio space is made up of windows so I’ll have natural light at my disposal inside my studio whenever I want … or, at least as long as the sun is up. It’s also North-facing which is going to give me some absolutely gorgeous light for portraits and also the food images I create.

Keep checking back here for more info and photos on my new studio (which I do plan to rent out to local photographers once it’s completed). They’re doing construction work on it this week and I’ll be installing flooring this weekend, assuming everything goes according to schedule. :)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Pamela April 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Let me know if you need helping getting set up. I’m so excited for you and hopefully down the road I can have my own studio as well

  2. Pamela April 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    P.S. I LOVE this pic

  3. Dirk van der Walt April 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Really nice picture, sure the new studio is exiting and has a whole lot of new possibilities

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  5. Carolyn April 27, 2010 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Love the naturally lighting! Great photo….

  6. Joe Justice April 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Did you get permission to shoot there, or did you guys just approach it as “public domain”?

  7. Nicole April 27, 2010 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    We had permission, it was part of the fee we paid for the “mini” one-day mini-lypse. :)

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