What Do You Need For A Home Photography Studio?

What Do You Need For A Home Photography Studio?


What do you need for a complete home
studio? What kind of photography do you do? If you shoot weddings, You don’t really need a home studio, maybe just an office space to do all
your in person sales, and to store your and to store all your samples things like that, but if you do
portraits, what kind of portrait work do? So, there’s there’s one tech
company that I do a lot of headshots for throughout the year and I go in and I
set up black-and-white backdrops and I have four lights, plus all of my
reflectors around them. So when somebody comes in, I can turn half my lights on, they’re like the the hair lights aim back at
the client, and then I have my key light that stays the same and I have one extra
reflector for high key stuff. And then, when I switch to the black background
because I do both backgrounds, I’ll just like take the lights that were aimed at
them and I could aim them, toward the background now or I can flip off those
two lights and put on two other ones that are already aimed at the background. You can find different ways to set things up, five is the most lights I’ve
used it once in a shoot uh, and I’ve also done tons of work with one. So as many
lights as you want for the style you want, that’s what you need. Backdrop
stands are great because they also let you take them on location. The ones on
the the pulleys the chains that like mount to your your wall those are super
handy too, but you can’t take those with you. So if I’m gonna go into an office
and set up to do headshots for the day, I can’t you know bolts anything into their walls I think they would frown upon that, so I need to
bring my own portable backdrop stand Furniture is awesome, I am totally a fan of buying
old crappy looking used furniture, and by that I mean like an old bar stool
or a chair or something and you can just sand it down
and refinish it in half a day and you get this amazing new piece of furniture. Mind the color of your walls though, if you’re actually gonna paint the room. I would go with like a neutral gray color or white. Because, you’re gonna get
flash bouncing off of things and if you have like blue walls or red walls or
something, you’re gonna get that color cast on your subjects, and you don’t want to have to deal with that in Photoshop. I would start small
with like the the basics that you need just a backdrop stand and one light or
two lights and just grow from there based on what it is that you want to
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