At long last, I can finally use this little spare room as a real live photo studio!
(photo heavy post)
This area resides under our back patio that was closed in to create an extra room. With loads of windows, it had great bones but just needed to find a useful existence rather than a messy office.
As luck (?) would have it, a power surge knocked out a computer in this room, making it available for whatever I desired.
This area is beautifully BARE for whatever I wish to bring in and shoot. I’ll deal with the pile of wires still attached to the wall soon.
The tongue and groove pine covered ceiling was started 7 years ago and finally wears a beautiful white coat of paint to give it the treatment it deserved.
The simple window treatments are gauzy thin twin sized sheets. They make the perfect sun break yet still allow light in.
They are just long enough to slightly puddle onto the floor. They are perfect, thrifty, non fussy and so light and pretty.
The curtain brackets are real outfitted pipe fittings. And the strings holding up the sheets are from… I’m going to keep you in suspense until I do up the tutorial… you’ll never believe it!
The treatments have a very lazy casual beachy styled appearance and are totally washable.
This old farm table once in someone’s garage workshop is the perfect place to stage whatever my heart desires. The rustic wood top is the perfect matte rustic neutral backdrop for most anything. I’ll show you how I change out the table top in a moment.
The legs received some wheels outfitted with a peg, found from the thrift store. A hole was predrilled into each leg, then the castor slipped in. Done in seconds. This makes the table a dream to move in whichever location desired.
This side of the room houses backgrounds and larger props. If I desire a bead board table top, I simply plop the panel on the table and call it done.
I ran out of sheets, otherwise the french doors leading into the house would have been treated as well. Will slip in that photo here when it’s complete.
I’m just thrilled with the light. The room seems to handle photography nearly any time of day in any weather. Here’s an example of how well this room performs light wise.
This shot was taken with no lights on in the room.
The white curtains are providing the perfect white backdrop.
And that table is just all too perfect for my own style of things I like to shoot.
If the sun is out, it’s easy to pull the curtains closed and continue. However the odd time it’s nice to incorporate direct sun for certain looks as well.
The floor is amazing. The day ‘my cat pulled up the carpet’, I fell in love with what I saw as is, just a skim coat over concrete. Lovely neutral texture which always looks awesome in photos.
The main window looks out into my vegetable garden and mountain back drop view. It’s a really pleasant place to spend some time! So pleasant in fact… I’d love to add a cushy club styled chair on wheels so I can read here on a rainy day too if desired. My very own girly room.
My oh so light and bright little photo studio… it’s really done!
All the makings of the photo studio are HERE
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