At long last, I can finally use this little spare room as a real live photo studio!
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
Part 2 – pipe curtain rods and sheet curtain tutorial and video HERE
92 thoughts on “My home photo studio reveal”
Amazing. So bright & inviting. Can’t wait to see all the future photos. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
Wow – it looks fantastic. What an amazing light filled space – I would do anything for a view like that too!
LOVE this post and love what you’ve done with your studio, gorgeous!
It’s just fabulous, Donna! Your photos are great from that room and so is your view. You really DO need to have a reading spot in there.
Oh my gosh, that is simply spectacular. So beautiful. I would just sit in there all day and do nothing. Perhaps you should add a napping nook. 😉
What a fantastic space!
My guess is that you used a mop to tie things up. Can’t wait to see if I’m right. 🙂
sigh – oh my – this is absolutely STUNNING! what a wonderful, beautiful and oh so functional space you’ve created! well well done my friend!
Wow! What a great space. I could spend all day in that room. My favorite thing is the curtain rods.
oooo Donna I loooove it!!! It is gorgeous, bright, cheery, comfy, inviting!! I seriously could go on foreverrrrrr!!! The view of your garden, shed and mountains are breathtaking!!
It looks wonderful Donna. I love the long windows, the ‘drapes’ and that old farm table. Of course the million dollar view is great too! Blessings, Pamela
Donna I love your new room, it is awesome for photographs. Beautiful view too. Love your curtains and I bet your mop is a little thinner now, but your curtains look
great. Good job girl as usual.
Very nice. I’m guessing the curtain strings are a basketball net.
At last…. May I come up and you can take Glamour Shots of me if I lose twenty pounds? The misty northern light and your skills might make me look better. How about a shot of me ironing linen on your old ironing board? Ann
I cannot get over how fabulous this room is. I love it and everything you have chosen to go inside…not to mention the views. Oh, Girl, you are so very talented and so very lucky to have had this room to work into an over the moon and back photography/reading/ whatever you want kind of room. I love the idea of changing out the table top for shoots! Lovely, Just lovely.
Sooo cozy! Great job and what a nice place to work in!
Very, very nice. Love everything about it.
My guess for the strings would be a hacked up hammock???
Is there anything as beautiful as an all white room with natural light coming in? I love it! The ceiling adds so much character and what a nice view you have.
What a great and bright space. I love the ceiling! Not sure what is happening, but for the past while your blog has been slow loading, maybe it’s all the great traffic coming your way 🙂
Sorry about that Elizabeth. I’m due for a blog upgrade soon so I hope it doesn’t completely break before that happens! 🙂
wow Donna, so very beautiful!! I think my favorite feature is the curtains and of course those nifty ‘rods’..!