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How To Set Up A Studio Shoot - Tips & Tricks

We all want a ‘professional’ studio space, but you know it’s going to cost you a lot of money. Look no further we got the tricks to help you keep everything within your budget.

Find A Space

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Beginners can get away with a small home studio setup, space, a window and a camera. From our experience, this is the best alternative. If you wish to create different backdrops a rolling paper is an ideal choice. If your work is more varied the next alternative would be to design your own studio space. It is essential your ceiling height is a minimum of 8-10 feet.

The Power Of Natural Lighting

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Many harness the power of natural lighting as it is the golden hour for photography. Work with your windows to maximise light. And, aside from that, you can shade the natural daylight for a distinctive impact. It is not necessary to invest in expensive lighting. However, to create a dramatic effect on your images it is recommended that you invest in artificial lighting, in order words ‘incandescent light bulbs’. If you don’t have a greater understanding of photography, all you need is a front, side and backlighting.

Front: Brightens the subject, gives more predictable results and gives fewer shadows for a less dramatic look.

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Side: Creates shadows, brings depth to an image and helps you emphasise the emotion.

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Back: Best for silhouettes, creates an intriguing contrast depth in a flattering way.

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‘Equip’ Your Space

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Don’t hesitate to overspend here. Cameras are a necessity. Therefore, it is important to invest in a professional camera with an alternative lens and of course a tripod. If you are someone starting in photography, the Canon and Nikon would be your best bets. This is enough to get you started.

You are now all prepped to set up your own studio shoot!

Lights, Camera, Action!

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