Set Up a Home Photo Studio

Home Photo Studio

The Home Photo Studio is a fantastic thought if you are willing to bring your clients home and take photographs. Confirm yourself that you can fulfill the client wishes and give the desired result which they need before trying to think to create a photo studio at home. A Photographer gets more benefits while it is set up at home. A home studio gives place to learn new things without putting the added cost of studio rental into your bank account if you are a professional portrait photographer.


A large space isn’t required. A 12 x 12 space is enough, it would be congested. Maybe empty out half of the garage and make your spouse park in the driveway, or convert a spare bedroom into a makeshift studio. You need to select a room where you can tightly control the lighting environment at any time of the day or night. If your studio has a window, natural light can be a great tool. Confirm you have a way to completely block off the light from affecting your shots. You can use thick horizontal or vertical blinds, or thick fabric you should pick up at any fabric store in bulk.

Generally, you need something with plenty of room to move in, around after it gets filled with a studio or makeshift lights, a backdrop, your camera and other equipment. You’ll have to work with what you have until such time as you want, or can afford to rent extra space.

The other thing you need to consider is whether or not the room is climate controlled, especially if you’re going to be storing your equipment there permanently. The typical garage can stay well below the freezing point in the winter and exceed 100 degrees with the humidity in the summer. Making it not an ideal place to store thousands of dollars of photography equipment. Nevertheless, beyond your gear, your models could be affected. At the time you are shooting, they will be under the hot lights. Adding humidity to that, and they will be standing in a puddle of water in no time. Consider the ambient temperatures and prepare for the change in weather.

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The Space color also affects the photographs. Stay away from colored walls. Light bounces and colored walls cast a colored hue on your photographs. Try sticking to beige colored or white walls for your space. White reflects and black eliminates flashlight. Additionally, the height of the room impacts the light. This is a balance in your space that you’ll need to figure out through test shots to achieve the best lighting.

Finally, the consideration is ambient noise. You’ll be fine with any room if you just shoot still photographs. On Concord, if you are ever going to shoot video you need to choose a room far away from appliances or screaming children.

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