When working on a small or tight budget, there are times you’ll be pressed on getting a studio to work with. Some of the best studios charge an arm and a leg to use their space, even when you have the equipment with you. But that shouldn’t worry you; you can make a temporary home studio to take care of business, at least before you can afford something more permanent. Most graphic designers, advertizing firms and companies; most started small before they could afford the spacious, well equipped studios that they not have. In this article, we’ll guide you on how to put up a homemade studio without digging so deep into your pocket.
There are a few items you’ll require
- Your camera (hopefully one with manual settings) and camera tripod
- You’ll also need a table top, and a lamp for lighting. You can rely on artificial lighting filtering inside the room, but it’s always safe to have backup artificial lighting.
- You’ll also need a smart background either in form of a plain sheet, seamless paper, or a poster board.
- Lastly, some office supplies like paper clips, tape, lint roller, etc
With the above items in place, you’re halfway there; not there fully. Ask yourself several questions chief among them, what do you want to shoot? For instance, it could be a photo shoot for models, or a product that you wish to help market; whatever the subject you’re shooting, you’ll need to know in advance so that you set up a proper studio. The good thing is that a homemade Photo studio doesn’t have to be so big. Even a small room measuring 6×6 is good to go; if larger, still no problem. Now, you’re always advised to have the home made studio close to or near a window. This is because you want to take advantage of as much natural light as possible.
Also, leave room for your to and fro movements when holding the camera. Try and have the studio located in a room that won’t inconvenience other home users like your kids or pets. Mind you, the subject may include a serious client or professional models, and clearly, you don’t want to displace your family simply because you wish to have a homemade studio.
A homemade studio won’t just come in handy when you’re on a tight budget; it can also be fun having to work and process your images right from the comfort of your home.