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udijw is a group administrator udijw says:

Please use this thread to post your home shooting spaces
1:33PM, 27 May 2009 PDT (permalink)

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Nathan deGargoyle says:

This is my home studio, otherwise known as the kitchen.
studio
There are notes on the photopage describing the setup.
87 months ago (permalink)

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Mr. Embrey says:

Here is mine.

It's a spare room I've dedicated to being a studio. We just moved in a couple weeks ago so I'm still setting it up. It's all DIY. The room itself is 11ft wide and about 35ft long. The backdrop area is 9ft wide with only a 7ft ceiling. The backdrops are both Muslin (Though king size sheets would work just as easy.), one dyed crimson red, and the other is a hand painted work in progress (Just started it today.). They are each hung from 1/2 inch metal (not pvc) conduit pipes/tubes secured to the ceiling with the brackets that fit them (Made for attaching to a wall. Sits on the same shelf as the pvc fittings.) I can add as many rails as I need. They all stash away in the changing room. (I had this strange built in nook that I had no other use for. Made for a perfect changing room.) I hung a twin size sheet from a curtain tension rod to make the door/wall. You can see my DIY softbox on top of my DIY light stand. The small metal stand was an old music book stand with the top left off, the tip hammered flat and a 1/4 X20 bolt ran through it for a short, yet somewhat adjustable Backdrop light stand.


Studio

Studio 2

A closer look at the BD rails.
Backdrop rail system

The changing room..
Changing room
Changing room

Distance between BD and subject
Subject to BD distance

The basic setup
Basic setup

Some shots using this set up

Rest in peace
Teddy bear 1
Teddy bear 2

Teddy bear 3

Teddy bear 4
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tonyarrj says:

This is mine: AKA our family`s livingroom

It`s a little improved now, but I don`t have pictures of it.

Mini Portrait Studio
87 months ago (permalink)

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Phazeman says:

My living room is about 4X9 meters (including the kitchen)...


87 months ago (permalink)

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udijw is a group administrator udijw says:

Phazeman love them paper weights :)
87 months ago (permalink)

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jeffegg2 says:

dsc_2382

Some changes, I removed the carpet, it is not good with seamless paper...and added a sheet of white panel from home depot...
87 months ago (permalink)

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Phazeman says:

udijw Yeah... i didn't have anything more handy then those dictionaries my wife used for the university :)
87 months ago (permalink)

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iamunique127 says:

I improvise a lot depending on the type of light and the type of space I need.

I have a larger area in the basement (if I move my wife's weight bench) for use with strobes. It's squeezed in next to my hunting storage area and bicycle repair workshop.

I have various ways of using backgrounds- a portable set up or a slide projection screen mounted on the wall that can roll up out of the way.

Studio by iamunique127


An early example of some work there:
T-shirt by iamunique127


I use the kitchen counter sometimes, if it suits me and the subject better:

Set Up Tulip Gone Wild by iamunique127


A result:
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/iamunique127/3082007315/sizes/o/in/set-72157610696367129/]

The kitchen counter comes in handy for natural, south window light, too:
AF-S Nikkor 35mmG f1.8 at f8 by iamunique127



If I want natural, north window light for something small I'll use the end of my desk or the ironing board and tape a seamless to the wall.

One of those shots:
Nikon 50mm f1.8 Front by iamunique127


Thanks for this series Udi. I'm following it with great interest hoping to get more ideas.
87 months ago (permalink)

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tonyarrj says:

an upgrade of my previous post:

Stand para telon de fondo
87 months ago (permalink)

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wybnormal says:

Man caves do have their uses other than drinking beer - a friend's cave I used for the neighborhood Christmas shoot

Christmas Studio
87 months ago (permalink)

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YueStudio says:

Home studio by YueStudio

This is my setup. All against one wall in my bedroom. Flash and softbox were mounted on the door using super clamp. The subject was on a waist-high book shelf. And here are the shots:

Cold Drink by YueStudio

DSC_1006 by YueStudio

Glass Pumpkin by YueStudio

87 months ago (permalink)

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his4ever247 says:

YAY I am getting my post up :D. I take pictures in my kitchen. It's hard to do sometimes. Children are a breeze because they are small. But adults are larger and harder to fit in there.
Kitchen Before:
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/25515929@N05/3618651790/in/photostream/]

Kitchen After:
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/25515929@N05/3618651786/in/photostream/]

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/25515929@N05/3618651788/in/photostream/]

The backdrop is held up by the super cool studio tension rods. I still need to make two more.

And yes... I sometimes I have to clone out the silly chandelier. We are renting the place... so it has to stay.
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danielburkhead says:

Here's mine from a shoot this weekend. Just moved some furniture around and setup.

DSC_2180 (Medium)

DSC_2181 (Medium)


And a picture from that setup:
Benjamin
87 months ago (permalink)

troymguillory [deleted] says:

White Background Setup
85 months ago (permalink)

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udijw is a group administrator udijw says:

troymguillory "30 minutes pre setup to move all the toys" - I feel your pain :) however, the results are astounding. The seam on the tile boards is invisible.
85 months ago (permalink)

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paulcjones says:

My home studio - taken in my extended kitchen / dining room. Shot with my iPhone (my camera was on the tripod)

Got studio?
(click through to see notes on the pic)

and this was taken in that space

Dylan and Grandma
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leprechaun947 says:

Here is our garage turned into a studio:

Scarf setup
84 months ago (permalink)

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slainephoto says:

I need help, actually. I have a spare bedroom I'm planning on turning into a studio. It's about a perfect 13x13. All I have in it, right now is a corner-desk with my printer and laptop. I'm looking for inexpensive ways to set up. Lighting and background/backdrop. What do you guys recommend?

So far, I've gotten these recommendations:
www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-Chromakey-Muslin-Backdrops-Su...
www.amazon.com/KT900-3-Light-1250-Watt-Mini-Boom-Kit/dp/B...
www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-Studio-Umbrella-Continuous-Li...
84 months ago (permalink)

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JohnMilleker.com says:

In Studio
84 months ago (permalink)

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VachonMan says:

IMG_4778 by VachonMan


DIY studio with flash mounted behind regular umbrella, wired by phone cord to camera. Background is piece of muslin. Reflector is a small white board, mounted to a tripod that came with my laser level kit.


You can have a gander at some more pics and test shots at:

84 months ago (permalink)

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Kushal Das says:

The new setup

This is the main hall in my apartment. Just made the frame 2 nights back, Total cost still now is around $20.
80 months ago (permalink)

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wybnormal says:

This was this years "studio" for my family portraits (my own that is)

Garage Studio

Last years "studio" for the neighborhood Xmas portraits. I borrow a neighbor's "man cave"

Christmas Studio
79 months ago (permalink)

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pdobeson says:

I'm green on envy watching ALL that space. I have a small garaje 5x3 meters and with a very low ceiling. Anyway I use it for product shots and ocassional portraits. I will post a photo later this afternoon.
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Jed Gammon Photography says:

From last week to now, I have expanded the width to basically the whole back wall,and added 4' to the front of the space. It was just too small to be running around on.

Oh, and I have cleaned up finally.

studio shot
78 months ago (permalink)

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