Home Studio Lights
This photo of me was taken at Southampton's Civic Centre branch of London Camera Exchange when Tom showed us what is available for setting up your own home photo studio. Lighting was from a single speed light with a soft box adaptor.
Setting up a home photo studio is really simple and you don’t need much space to do it. If you’ve got a spare room that’s great, but you can always move the furniture to one side for a couple of hours and use almost anywhere.
Once you’ve found the space what do you need to buy to turn it into a home photo studio? The big question is what to look for when buying studio flash lights, or studio flash heads as they’re also known.
We have a chat about how the light output of flash heads is measured, how much you need and how you could set up a home photo studio with a couple of speed lights.
There are all kinds of accessories available too. One I quite like is a collapsible background but you can easily make your own out of card or a white sheet. If you use a sheet as a background make sure it's well ironed or the creases will show up and it'll look like your using a sheet.
If you're interested join me in the Home Studio Flash video to see how to set up a home studio on location at a commercial photo-shoot.
7 Blocks of Photography is highly recommended. I spend a lot of time in the outdoors and this course has taught me to think like a photographer, which of course helps my photography greatly, but also taught me how to "see" and this point is useful in my outdoor activities such as hiking and backpacking, appreciating the outdoors more than ever.