Nowadays, we can take photos easily and produce photos with good quality. Today’s cameras and Smartphone has the technology capable to produce such photos. However, if you want to create photos that look like professional photos, you will need complete equipment. One of the fixtures that you need is a studio. You can rent a studio, but of course it will cost a lot. So, the best solution you can use is to create your own studio. Here’s How to create your own photo studio in Jakarta, at a low cost.
The first thing you need to do is choosing the type of studio you want to create. If you want to create a product photo, then a mini photo studio would be best choice. However, if you want to shoot a person or you want to create a model photo, then a larger studio is what you should use. And big here does not mean you have to build a new building for the studio. Just use the room in your home, you can do it.
1. Studio for Product Photo
For the purpose of product photo, you can make a simple mini studio. Materials needed are:
White HVS paper or white cloth
Tools that need to be used:
Cutter or scissors for cutting purpose
It’s quite simple to make it. Here are how to do it:
You only need to make holes on the right and left side of the cardboard.
Make larger size hole on the front and rear side. This front and back holes will be a hole where you take photos of the product you want.
Cover right and left holes with white HVS paper or white cloth. Choose a thin paper, so that light can penetrate it. This part will be a source of ambient light to produce a soft nuance on your product photo.
And, your mini studio for product photo is ready to use.
For lighting, you can make it from table lamps. Or, if you want to spend more money, you can buy used lighting kit from an online store. Maybe you need to replace the bulb in it to restore the condition. Place the lights on the right and left to create an ambient light, whereas you can use one more light on the front or back, depending on the lighting you want.
2. Photo Studio for Photo Model
For this kind of photo studio, here is what you need to do.
- Prepare a room.
- For background, you can use a wide cloth, curtains or bed linen with plain colors.
- The most important thing when creating a background for photography here is the shape. Make sure the shape is curved at the bottom. This will make the light reflected by the background become much softer for the model you use.
To create the nuances you want, you can add additional properties. For example, you can add wooden boxes, plants or furniture to suit your needs, to produce natural, classical or modern nuances.
For lighting, you can use a desk lamp that you point it toward the model and put white paper or white cloth in front of it to soften it.
Plus you also need a reflector. For this part, you do not need to buy a professional photographer reflector, which is expensive. Just use a white cloth or white paper that you point toward the model, to remove unwanted shadows.