Originally Posted by steve d
I prefer the look of a hotel room to a studio set up.
i dunno about hotels per se, but cool locations, whether it's a hotel, a house, or an abandoned industrial warehouse, are always more interesting to shoot at then in the studio. but then yu definitely have the problem of having permission to do so. hotels, if you ask them, aren't usually too keen on having pro photo shoots on their premises unless they're being paid a special fee and issues like permits and insurance are taken care of. that's why few shooters will go into a hotel room and shoot *WITH* the management's permission.
studios, OTOH, are convenient and often the preferred place to shoot. it depends on the use of the image. in my case, much of what i shoot is on a seamless because the end result will be graphic artwork where the model is lifted from the BG and placed in and with some other graphical elements.