Simple Home Photo Studio Setup
Not a lot of people like sharing their secrets and that's okay but I like sharing my knowledge on things that I know can benefit other creatives. In tthe past few years, I've asked many people who I have been following on Instagram about their home studios but I rarely ever hear back. I posted this home studio I set up in my living room and I received many messages asking what equipment I'm using and how I set it up. So, I wanted to share this setup that I love and I am really enjoying!
I am not a professional photographer but I am loving the results of this setup. I didn't want anything super high-end and professional but I also didn't want something too cheap. This is going to be my setup for a really long time and I hope you can take something away from this post.
1. Savage 19" Luminous LED Ringlight
This doesn't come with the tripod so make sure you have one or get one of your liking. Mine isn't very sturdy so I'm not recommending it.
2. Savage 500 Watt LED Studio Light Kit
This is great because everything you need comes with it. Yay to getting home and being able to set this up! It's always a pain when you buy something and then you realize that you need to buy something for it in order to use it.
3. Savage 53" X 12 yd Backdrops
I've been using different color backdrops by the brand called Savage. I really like the seamless paper rather than fabric. I find the paper a lot easier to roll up when I need to switch colors and when you fold fabric you tend to get wrinkles. You can get wrinkles with paper too but if you're careful it's easy to avoid them. At least you don't have to iron it out like you would have to with paper.
4. Bluetooth clickers
You can get there anywhere. I have two, one with the chord and one wireless. It's nice to have both options depending on what I'm shooting.
Test shots to compare lighting:
Everyone has their own preference so I hope this helps you a little bit in making your choice in lighting. But, for now I'll be utilizing all the lights for my shots because I like the bright soft light on my photos.
If you have any questions or like this post please let me know in the comments section below. The more I see people enjoying these posts the more I want to share them!