Believe it or not, setting up a home photography studio isn’t all that difficult for aspiring point-and-shooters. In fact, according to DigitalCameraReview, all that’s needed is the right kind of lens, space, lighting equipment, and backdrop. Once these simple fundamental requirements are met, beautiful photos can be had by just about anyone.
As DCR explains, getting the proper amount of space for one’s home studio is crucial, but varies depending on the photographer in question. Those interested in macro photography (or, extremely close-up shots) obviously don’t need as much room to maneuver as those taking headshots or full-body portraits. On top of this, users will have to recognize how much control they’ll have over a given area, and whether or not they can use their camera in conjunction with a nearby computer.
As far as lenses go, DCR recommends flexibility, as a variety of focal lengths will typically be tinkered with until that sweet spot is found. Similarly, the right backdrop will also depend on the shooter, but DCR suggests that users toy with paper, muslin, and brick backgrounds based on their needs. While all three are perfectly usable in their own way, having multiple paper backgrounds may be the most flexible and convenient way to go. Finally, there are many types of lightings and modifiers (including DCR’s preferred C-Stand) to fool around with, but to get the full rundown on those, and the rest of DigitalCameraReview\’s tips and tricks, head on over to its complete How To guide for creating a home studio.