Tips to turn your home into a studio

Would you like to have your own photography studio but you are on a tight budget? While you can get the best shot from anywhere, sometimes it is necessary to have a professional set-up. This makes it easier to control the lighting, background and the style of your images. The thought of setting up a home studio may seem like a daunting task at first. However, you will only need the right combination of lighting and some few skills to execute impressive photos. After all, renting a professional studio can be expensive especially if you are a novice or on a budget.

Dubai features a lot of scenic views for photography. You can take advantage of these views by buying a home. There is a variety of townhouses in different parts of the city. Alternatively, you can choose the numerous apartments in Dubai Creek Harbour, Bluewaters Residences Dubai or Madinat Jumeirah Living.

Here are some design tips to make your home look like a studio:

1 Suitable space

The first thing you will need to do is to find an appropriate space for your photography studio. It can be an unused room, a guest room or even a garage. The size of the space will depend on the intended use. For instance, if you want full-body shots or use a wide angle lens, then you may need a bigger space.

2 Backgrounds

There is an abundance of printed backgrounds that you can use to turn your photography space into anything you want. The biggest advantage of printed backgrounds is that they can mimic anything you would like included in the picture.

3 Floors

Apart from the background, you can also enhance the floor surface. There is a wide selection of flooring options to choose from.

4 Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of photography. Artificial lighting and other essentials such as umbrellas, snoots and reflectors let you be in control of the images you are capturing. If you do not have all the lighting essentials, you can still rely on natural lighting. However, it will limit your option for locations.

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5 Rent extra stuff

Sometimes you may need to do macro photography for example butterflies but you do not have the necessary equipment such as lens and lights. Whenever you need special equipment, you can just rent them instead of buying new ones.

6 Props

Since most people do their photography at home, sometimes the photos captured may look similar. Adding some props can help to spice up your shots and make them stand out from the rest. You can either buy or create your own props too.


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