The dream of creating a perfect photo studio is often paused by many of us when the price of purchasing all the required equipment is viewed. A professional photo studio necessarily require huge amount but actually, creating a professional photo studio can be done on small budget and present great results which is highly impossible to describe for those who spent considerable amount of money in opening a photo studio.
The essential equipment for photo studio begins with camera and lenses. If you wish to buy a new one then you are supposed to spend heavy dollars on them. Camera and lenses are essential for creating any kind of reputable photography studio. Generally, a spare room would be enough for photo use, you don’t need a large room that accommodates portraits, still life and other small items you wish to photograph. Here are main equipment you need to develop a photo studio:
Background Display: Backdrops are relatively inexpensive and available in the form of rolled up reels. A sheet of fabric can be a good alternative for backdrops, velvet is the most preferable material of many photographers. Having a grey, black, white and brown backdrop will cover most of the studio needs. Once you have decided appropriate backdrop, you will need support stands to drape it over and to keep it in place.
Main light: Light is the main thing that illuminates the majority of your subject’s face. Lighting is very important and it goes long way in making your photographs stand out from others. The main light is the largest equipment in any lighting arrangements and hence it should be the brightest.
Reflector: Reflector is used to make way to bounce light from main source to the shadowed side of subject face. Though its important to maintain vague shadow in an effort to highlight the subject’s facial shape, reflector will help you adjust so that shadow doesn’t distract the viewer.
Props: It is a good idea to have variety of different props in your studio. The type of props you choose will depend on your niche. Simple furniture such as sofa, bench, folding chairs can be purchased at yard sales. The prop selection will be completely based on what type of photography you are going to do.
With just little imagination and hard work, the equipment for photo studio can be handled within small budget. All these equipment are basic items you need to start a photo studio yet if you don’t have any problem regarding budget you can go for some more items to improve your photo studio.