You are here: Gallery Home > Projects > My studio setup... >

Comments

Project
33  Comments - My studio setup...

Thank you so much !!! I have been looking for something like this for the longest time !! I have started to collect things for a studio. I have 2 back drops &amp; 1 octagon light. But I've REALLY been struggling with how the light turns out in my photos, they are always to dark. I'm going to look for some of those bee lights to see if they can help. Thanks so much for trying to help those who are trying so hard to learn !!1 <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'> Tina

Toni. . . I am new here but LOVING your work. Do you mind my asking what kind of backdrop stand/system you have?

Thank you, thank you! I am so going to check it out at Home Depot. I have been looking for just the right shade and I think this will be perfect. The rest of my house has color overkill, but I need something more subdued, but still warm and nice. Thanks for getting back to me. <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'>

Toni, Thanks for sharing. It gives me something else to dream about. For now, still only brave enough to use natural light.
<br>

<br>
Cori <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'>

Lexi, That is so me! lol... The color is parchement by ralph lauren. You can find it at home depot. The color is perfect with white trim! I love it. Thanks everyone else for the awesome comments.
<br>

<br>
ps. I have started potd, come by and visit if you get time. I also love comments!
<br>

<br>
<a target='_blank' href='http://http://blueberrylanephotography.typepad.com/potd2008/'>POTD 2008</a>
<br>

<br>
Toni

Lexi, That is so me! lol... The color is parchement by ralph lauren. You can find it at home depot. The color is perfect with white trim! I love it. Thanks everyone else for the awesome comments.
<br>

<br>
ps. I have started potd, come by and visit if you get time. I also love comments!
<br>

<br>
TOni

It looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing! Mind sharing what that paint color is? It would be perfect for my hall and entry way. <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'>

Congrats! I can't wait to have a studio. And when I do I will be calling you to help me out.

Just a note of thanks for taking the time for all of us out here in the process of learning/dreaming to be half as good as you are. The set up is so much of the process. I don't yet have the space...but am strongly urging my DH to insulate and heat/ac the garage and clean out all of his junk so I can have the loft!!! Someday...in the meantime, I'll have this in my BOS to refer to when the time comes! Thanks Toni, for being so generous!!! ~Barb

Wow, Thanks so much for the youtube tutorial. Im sure it will help me out. It sounds like you will have plenty of room for your studio. Good luck! Toni

Toni, you rock! Thanks for showing this...I move into my studio in two weeks, it is 15x20, and I pray that everything fits!
<br>

<br>
Not that I've had that much practice with my studio lights but I've got two large softboxes (I almost got the octabox) along with two Profoto Compact 600R lights.
<br>

<br>
Onto light meters, check out this youtube video about how to use light meters &amp; which one to buy.
<br>
<a target='_blank' href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfKzY4wMixQ&amp;feature=related'>snapfactory youtube video on light meters</a>
<br>

<br>
I didn't see this video before buying my meter, the Sekonic L-358, but it is the one he recommends which came in handy when I was learning to use it. Plus snapfactory has several other good videos as well.
<br>

<br>
Thanks again Toni for helping us out!

I love the octabox and have not used anything else, so I cant recommend it over another, but I think you will like it! <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'> Toni

This post is excatly what i have needed!!! thanks so much! also i am in ohio too-peamail me if you want and we can see if we are near eachother!

Thanks for your quick response! I can't wait to try getting a better white! Yours seriously makes me drool, lol!

Toni, I always love looking at your work. THank you for sharing these. Your basement is beautiful!!! Do you recommend the octabox?

My two 400's are usually on 1/16th and the main light on around the same, or a little higher. It all depends on space, how many people, the colors, etc... My settings on high key are usually ss 1/200, f/9ish, iso 400. They change a little too. Hope this helps. Toni

OK, I have almost the same exact set up as you (I have two rectangular softboxes instead of an octabox) and my white never looks that good!!! Care to share what you have your lights set on (power wise) and your typical camera settings? It would help me a ton! I only have 5 weeks until my new baby is born and want to get mine looking more like yours!

Margaret, I think they are about 8 foot?? So, not that high. It works! Kristi, Do we ever get off here? lol... Isnt it lovely being a sahm? <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'> Toni

Toni,
<br>
I'm curious how high the ceiling is in your basement. I have thought about setting my lights up in my basement, but I'm afraid the ceiling is too low. I usually have to move furniture and set up in my living room. It's kind of a pain! I need lighter furniture, I've decided, or a better palce to set up!
<br>

Thanks for sharing! I WILL be visiting you...someday...!
<br>

Thanks for sharing this Toni! It looks great. It's so fun to see what other people use, and how their setup works (especially people who do such amazing work like you!)
<br>
Thanks again!
<br>

I love seeing set ups. Someday I will have a studio.

Toni -
<br>
You are a class act. You are always willing to share things like this; settings, etc. From someone still learning, I just want to say thank you. I'm a firm believer the we are blessed when we help others and I hope you are.
<br>
Dawn

Eve, Im guessing about 11.5 ft across the back wall in that section of my studio. It is really long, probally 3x that. I think this is the least amount of width space you will need to set up lighting. More is better. But this works. Hope this helps. My ps skills are also self taught, with the help of several websites and about a year of trial and error. Ps can be so challenging, but you definitly learn as you go. Just keep playing with pictures. You will have an a ha moment one day. I think of it like nursing, Im never going to know everything I want, right away. And, every day I will learn something new. We are always learning. A good resourceful website for ps is www.escrappers.com. Good Luck. The program sounds great! Toni <img border='0' src='/images/icons/wink.gif'>

This is awesome...I'm currently 13.5 weeks pregnant and in Ontario there is an unemployment program called the self benefit program...where unemployment benefits pays you after your year of maternity leave the maximum E.I. to run your business for the first year...and in the second if you expand into something of the same field then you can apply for a second year....so after that long and lengthy info...I plan on putting a studio in the studio area on the second floor of our garage that we plan to build this summer.
<br>

<br>
Just wondering what the dimensions of your studio is?
<br>
I've admired alot of your work on here...just wondering if your skill in photoshop is also self taught and if you use a tutorial site that you find useful?
<br>
I will likely have a million more questions...but i'll save room for others!
<br>

<br>
Tx,
<br>
Eve
<br>

lol... We can just visit online! Toni

Bridgett, I just use a white board, like one you would write on. It comes in 4x8 ft at home depot or lowes.
<br>

<br>
Julie, I use 108&quot; I think??? by 50 yards. I hope that is what it is. lol...
<br>

<br>
Kristi, Come on over! <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'>
<br>

<br>
Toni

Thank you for showing us this. I've often thought about setting up an in-home studio (mostly dreaming) but don't know where to start. The visual is a HUGE help. What width are you using for the paper? Thanks!

this stuff is so interesting! Thanks for showing us! I like to see how other people &quot;get that shot&quot;, and this gives a lot of good clues. YOur photos are lovely and you are an inspiration.

thank you sooo much for posting this!!! i am fairly new to lighting equipment, so this was nice to see. My only question is what kind of board do you use on the floor for high key? Thank you, i really enjoy seeing your pictures posted here! Thanks again!

Heather, Im ashamed to say, I do not use a light meter, YET! lol... I need to get my butt in gear to research them and then figure out how to use one. I am a self taught gal, and I know I need to teach myself about them, before I get one. Just being lazy. If you find out a good one, let me know. <img border='0' src='/images/icons/smile.gif'> Toni

Thanks for posting these, I love seeing other peaples set ups, and seeing how all of our differ. Great Idea you have for saving your paper from getting trashed!

Cool. Do you use a lightmeter? if so...which one? I am getting 1 alien bee from a friend and am trying to figure out what other things I &quot;need&quot; I don't want to do much in studio, it would be for inclimate weather really.


Hide
{* title *}
{* icon *}
{* body *}
{* footer *}