Working from home has become so ubiquitous over the past year that it was only a matter of time before photographers caught on to the trend. A home studio can serve as a cost-efficient, lockdown-proof means of creating work during the uncertain times through which we are living. The trick with any home studio is in creating a space that can be used to create images that do not betray the fact that you shot them in your living room, in your pajamas, using your pet dog as an assistant. Luckily, creating a home studio can be done fairly easily without breaking the bank. This article will help get you up and running.
Planning Your Studio
Before making any purchases, it is important to sit down first and answer some basic questions about what you want your studio to accomplish. First, what type of photographs do you plan on taking? For example, the typical portrait studio will require more space and light than the typical still life studio. It is essential to make sure that you have enough space to accomplish what you need from the very outset. Don’t forget to factor in the space necessary for lights, stands, and other out-of-image equipment.