Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Mini Studio

Good Afternoon, Morning or Evening,

A lot of people ask about what types of backgrounds to use or how to take a good looking picture. It is very simple. All you need is a little niche that allows you to move around freely, adjust the height, rotate and change background colors.
Obviously, a studio would be great... but most of us really can't set up a huge studio in our houses or sacrifice a room .
So, this is how we can solve the problem:


Really all this Mini studio is:
1- piece of 1/2 inch plywood that is 24"x24" (purchased and cut at Home Depot or Lowe's)
1- piece of 1/4 inch Foam core that is 24"x24" (purchased at Michael's or any craft store)
1 -90 degree bracket (purchased at Home Depot or Lowe's)
Strong tape (duct tape of any canvas tape)
1-6" baby wall plate (purchased at B & H or any camera store)
1-Grip Head (purchased at B & H or any camera store)
1-20" c stand (purchased at B & H or any camera store)

To assemble, it is very easy:
*take the plywood and fasten the angle bracket on the bottom
*tape the foam core to the other side of the bracket and secure it with tape
*screw the wall plate on the middle of the bottom of the plywood
* mount the wall plate on the grip head
*mount the grip head onto the stand

And, there you're done... PRESTO! A Mini Studio

This will greatly help your pictures because it will:
*Add symmetry to your pictures
*Enable to work at different heights and also give your product perspective
*Enable to turn and move to around freely to help with lighting
*Enable to let you use countless colors for backgrounds by using draping fabric, paper, gift wrap or what ever else you have around the house as shown below:

For around $150 dollars you can have yourself a nice little studio to call your very own.
(Don't be afraid to use new or used building materials. This is just a guide, so get creative!)
Feel free to post any questions you may have.


1 comment:

Sygnet Creations said...

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