Morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Starting today and every Monday, I am going to have little DIY ideas and tutorials. Since this is my first I thought that I would show you all something that I really love to do. Having a blog has been an amazing experience for me. I have met so many wonderful people and worked with amazing companies. Someone once asked me why I blog? Is it for the free stuff? My answer was very simple, no. I enjoy it because I get to photograph products. I am very new to photography, but I do enjoy doing it. Today I thought I would show you all how I made my very own “photo studio”, if that is what you want to call it. I found that some of my products would never fit into a standard light box, so I started to think on a larger scale and here is how I did it.
First off, I had to collect a couple of things from Walmart. Everything is cheap, so this entire project only costs about $20.00.
What I used:
Two light lamps
White Fabric (I have also bought the flower fabric to change it up a bit)
Clothes line clips
Two fluorescent bulbs (for light lamps)
After you gather those things, time to start cutting! I cut two blocks out of the fabric to cover the lamps. I use this to diffuse the light. This helps tremendously with shadows! When picking out a bulb I decided to use the fluorescent daylight bulbs. They don’t give everything a yellow ting. When I started to use this setup, everything was yellow till I figured out it was the bulb that I was using. Fluorescent bulbs come in many spectrums, so you will have to find what best works for you, I do think that you will like the daylight. Once the fabric panels are cut, attach them to the light lamps, with the clothes pins.
After you have your lighting finished, it is time to clip them. I made my set up for the stove. It is a nice flat area for me to work. My house is very small, so this was a great area. I clipped my lights to the two cabinets on both sides of the stove top. This worked perfectly!
Next it is time to put up the background. I am using just plain white fabric from Walmart. The size will vary depending where you want your set up to go. Just measure the area and pick your fabric. I use magnets to attach my backdrop to the range hood. This works perfectly for me! The magnets can also be purchased at Walmart. The picture below shows how I put the raw ends help up by magnets on the range hood.
Once that is completed you are just about finished. I like my pictures to be bright, so the two lamps were just not enough for me personally. My range has two LED lights, so I also used them as a lighting source. I once again cut out a bit of fabric to diffuse the lighting. These are again held on by magnets.
That is it! Easy as pie! It might not look like much, but I think it helps greatly with my photographs. Here is an example picture without any editing at all.
I hope that you try this out if you are a blogger, or just into photography. It is easy to do and does help tremendously with your photographs. Once I have taken my pictures, I usually use PicMonkey and other tools to clean them up. Make sure to tune back next Monday for another simple DIY project. Have a super day!
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