Which amateur photographer has not dreamed of setting up in your own home a small corner where he can fully indulge his hobby? Especially when it rains this is an ideal alternative solution to still get something from the lens. In this expert post read, with which simple tricks you can inexpensively set up a photo studio.
Set up Photo Studio
A photo studio itself is not too difficult to set up Setting up your own photo studio? With these tips, very simple:
1. Which area is to take pictures?
Think calmly which corner of your apartment or house is most suitable for a photo studio. Ideally allows the light in the corner of you manually influence as something by a blind. You should be able to exploit the full ceiling height and einrechnen about 4 feet of space for the groove and lamps in the width of at least 2-3 meters and at depth.
It is particularly important that you watch out for when setting up your photo studio on keeping the distance of background and model as large as possible so that you can illuminate the two different levels as needed.
2. What socket power do I need?
To experience no shock when you set up your photo studios, you should check that your electrical outlets can afford the full energy you need for the studio lights. So they should according to current standards, be possible with 16 amps, fused. Such socket enables maximum output of 3,600 watts - However, you should not use in continuous operation such energy hogs, to prevent damage to the electrical system and keeping your energy costs low.
Inform yourself before buying your studio lamp necessarily about their energy consumption! Also be sure to inquire whether, for example, a flash unit can be switched to a slow charging mode, which requires for example, so only 10 amps to secure the socket.
If you want to use continuous light, you should use low-voltage, HMI or LED systems. Such systems offer greater brightness per watt and the heat development will be low. Notice Keep strictly the use of high power lamps that you have a fire extinguisher handy and even fireproof objects near the lamps. As background material suitable fire inhibited Molton.
3. What wall and ceiling paint is ideal for setting up my photo studios?
Refrain necessarily colored wall paintings. Only the colors white, black or a neutral gray are appropriate for your photo studio.
a. The color white
Do you want to use daylight to take pictures, so white is the ideal wall and ceiling paint, because it is relatively light and thus swallows no light - this is the so-called stray light. Note, however, that as always, the maximum brightness is reflected from the walls.
b. The neutral gray
The neutral gray (ie neither too dark nor too bright) is a compromise between black and white. Different lighting intensity You can experiment with the brightness of these walls.
c. The color black
The advantage of a black wall and ceiling design is that the light can not be reflected in an uncontrolled manner. In addition, no unwanted reflections that would approximately in the Still-Life Photography disadvantageous result. But you do not directly paint the walls to obtain a dark studio. Alternatively, you can black Molton (which is a special, opaque fabric) hanging over the windows so no light penetrates into it.
4. What background system is suitable for my photo studio? There you will have different background systems available that can be used in different ways. Would you like to set up a permanent photographic studio, so you can use a fillet.
Make a fuller
For this you need a curtain rod that attach between two walls or on the wall behind the subject. Furthermore, you get white Molton with about 300g / m², you attach it to the curtain rod. However, do this, do not use rings or the like, but place the fabric in a big long loop around the entire length of the curtain rod. Thus you avoid having different illumination areas caused by waves in the fabric in the background.
Alternatively, you can also use a ready-made background system, which holds the substance or the carton by two tripods.
The Chrome skin
so can make films or digital background change, you need a green fabric because green is the color that occurs least often in the pigments of the human skin. Why is this important? Because you might otherwise accidentally catch areas of the body in the digital post-processing, if you put a mask over the image and change the background. Your model could then possibly have a few holes in the face because of the new background to show through. Now you have the basic framework with which you can set up your studio slowly. I wish you a lot of fun!