What do I need to set up a little photography studio at home?
January 12, 2011 9:37 AM Subscribe
I'd really like to be able to set up a corner in my basement to use as a little photography studio. Can you give me some advice as to what's needed?
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I sell things online occasionally, things that range in size from brooches to chairs. I've outgrown using a lightbox (so please don't suggest a light box of any kind, I don't like them and they no longer suit my needs) and it's very frustrating waiting days at a time for the perfect weather situation (a sunny day, mid morning) to shoot on my porch, where it's also very cold right now. Ideally, I would love to set up the studio and keep all of my inventory and packing supplies and props and whatnot in the same place, which is in my warm, dry, finished basement. As it is now, little bits and pieces of what I photograph, and my props, are pretty much strewn everywhere and they'll slowly taking over our house.
I have a decently good camera that I'm very happy with. I'm going to use light sheets of fabric and large rolls of paper for the background (the background is not an issue), and will shoot smaller things on top of a wooden bureau, and larger things will be put right on the floor.
So, I'd like to set up a big corner for shooting items. I have tons of space, although lowish ceilings. Please tell me what I need in terms of lighting and umbrellas and whatever else. Please link directly to things you've used and found worthwhile, if you can. Many thanks!