What really happens behind the scenes – thanks to Periscope

Photo studio tour behind the scenes... setting up a photo shoot / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Online is pretty much a portrayal of our very best.

Someone once said, whatever you put online is kinda forever… and I happen to agree.

So it’s only natural we’d want to showcase our best, as it gets spread around the universe in so many creative social media kinda ways.

But let’s be honest for a moment… because online is a little like opening my front door to my home for your visit, of course I’m going to clean up for that.

But truth be told, behind the scenes is generally a very different story.

Have you ever seen a magazine photo shoot in transition? Or even a movie being shot?

What’s in front of the camera is the most important thing.

But what lays behind, is a whooooooole other story!

Photo studio tour behind the scenes... setting up a photo shoot / funkyjunkinteriors.net
DIY blogging is a little like movie making. This picture above is in my photo studio. 

The room is a simple room with nice sized windows, offering great light, and painted out all white. 

Honestly, it’s nothing fancy. If you need a photo studio for yourself, you’ll need to sacrifice a room with good lighting. Which is totally worth it.

Beach signs with the Getaway Collection -Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
But this non exceptional room quickly becomes magic, with just the right angles and placement.

I always find it mildly amusing that I can get something like this out of that room!

Photo studio tour behind the scenes
This is a farmhouse table on wheels that stays in the same room.I t’s become the backdrop for many projects over the years.

Photo studio tour behind the scenes
So this pile of chaos…

Super Market - a magnetic message board made from an antique soil sifter : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
became THIS pretty, staged finished shot, that resembles being used in a part of my home.

THAT is the art of photography, and capture.

Photo studio tour behind the scenes
Which brings me to the reason for this post.

Lately I’ve been dabbling a little more with live broadcasting. I wasn’t sure where I was going with it at first, but I’ve quickly found, it’s a nice companion to a blog post, making it come alive a little more, as in furthering the story being told.

For example… to chime into today’s story…

Here’s a periscope on creating your own photo studio out of a simple room… and

How to land ‘the beauty shot.”

See how nicely they correlate with today’s story?

BUT… adding these broadcasts into blog posts is only part of the fun! 

Being a PART of a live broadcast is where it’s really at! ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo studio tour behind the scenes
I’d like to invite YOU to a behind the scenes scope, so you can join in the fun!

Funky Junk Interiors on Periscope - live broadcasts behind the scenes / funkyjunkinteriors.netFunky Junk Interiors on Periscope - live broadcasts behind the scenes / funkyjunkinteriors.net

How to watch a Periscope Broadcast

Periscope is a mobile phone app, that showcases live videos you can take part in!

You can also watch replays on your phone for up to 24 hours, or online afterwards.

Here’s how:

1. Download the app from HERE

2. Once downloaded, do a search for those you wish to follow. My handle is Funky Junk Interiors, or Funky Junk Donna. Type in Funky Junk and I should pop up.

3. When you sign up, use a user name along with your first name if possible. It’s hard to say hi to rwnldi59. I don’t know who you are! ๐Ÿ™‚

4. If you turn your notifications on, you can be alerted when a broadcast goes live, so you can join in the session! Mess with your s

You can type in anything you wish while the broadcast is live, so I can answer you.

You can also tap the screen and ‘give hearts’, which is another way of saying, “I like what you’re saying!”

5. If you miss the live broadcast, the replay will be available on your phone for up to 24 hours.

6. After 24 hours, it’s stored online at Katch.me HERE.

BUT… it’s way more fun live on your phone, so you can join in! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, I hope you’ll download the app, and try it out!

Photo studio tour behind the scenes

So… here’s where YOU come in!

Is there a topic you’d like me to touch on? It can be anything. Just let me know in comments below, and I’ll see about incorporating it in!

What would YOU like to hear about? Hmm… maybe I should do a Periscope on that very question… download the app so you can be ready to join in! ๐Ÿ™‚

p.s. it appears Facebook now has a live broadcast option… I may try that soon! But until then…

Find more Periscope broadcasts in THESE blog posts.

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  1. I really enjoyed your periscopes. I found your one on photography especially useful. I think you were very brave to do the periscopes, I think it will be a while before I have the confidence to attempt my own.

  2. Those were great! I know exactly what you mean. I’m forever setting up lovely corners of the house to stage a photograph. Well done you. I think I might have to wait for this darn hay fever season to wind down a bit before I try live broadcasting. LOL.

  3. Hi Donna!
    My comment has nothing to do with your post today.
    Saw a friend’s post & had a “Donna Moment”!! The individual had taken slats from old fences, smoothed them down a bit & attached stones, junk, whatever to make flowers, designs. Her grouping was 4 slats with various funky flowers/designs.
    Just to let you know….you’re are never far away in your readers’ thoughts!
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Hi Donna !
    Oh my, I have missed you. We moved to Ensenada Mexico a year ago and recently moved back to the U.S. Internet was so persnickety down there I had to let go of my favorite sites,including yours. But I am back! Ready to get energized to do some neat stuff,or at least follow you around as YOU do neat stuff. I am impressed at how you are blossoming and reaching out still….keep it up! You have been so encouraging to those of us who armchair follow you! Who knows,maybe someday we will see you on HGTV ,if they ever get off those house hunter bores,and get back to crafts etc! But I don’t think that will happen. too bad.
    .Sites like Hometalk ,my fave,show there are a lot of creative people out there,and a lot of copiers like me, who would still enjoy recording and watching. I don’t do all the super electronic things that many do,I use my computer and have a telephone,but barely know how to use it,and don’t have a monthly plan. So I catch up to you on iPad!
    Love your growth..how’s the teen boy doing? Loved your woodsy walking exercising posts from before. Are you still doing that?
    Huggers..Bernice

    • Hey Bernice! Welcome back!!

      My walking posts have turned into bike riding adventures now… same idea though. Lots of pretty pics, stories and musings. ๐Ÿ™‚ I needed faster changing scenery! haha

      My boy is now living the 16 years old life, is working, so lots of new stuff.

      We will be doing some travelling this year too, and you know I’m good for sharing that!

      So nice to see you again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Donna, It’s a joy watching you at Periscope. You have such a pleasant and calm personality. It was great to see your photo studio and how you set up a photo shoot. Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend! Sending some belly-rubs for the kitties. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thanks Donna it was very informative. I am trying to learn how to take better pictures and I’ve got a long way to go. But you gave us a lot of great tips. That horizontal shot can be a killer sometimes when you have something that is really long. I photographed a crib side that was hanging on a narrow wall and it was awful. At least I’m not alone in hating those shots. And the tip on keeping it real was invaluable. I actually take some great shots out on the balcony… in my pajamas. Again thanks !!