How To Set Up A Home Based Photography Studio

How To Set Up A Home Based Photography Studio Free Digital Backgrounds plus an inside look at a highly successful living room portrait studio and what you'll need...



kwanyx says:

One of the best advice I got about buying gear: Buy GOOD lenses. The body
isn’t as important. Today’s technology is tomorrow’s land fill. High end,
fast lenses (anything with an f2.8 or faster, f2, f1.8, f1.4, etc) will
hold their resell value longer than any expensive camera body. check ebay
The best bargain in town will ALWAYS be the inexpensive, very common
50mmf1.8 (Canon & Nikon) for 100.00 new. The f1.8 helps in BLURRING out the
background. Anything starting with f3.5 to X are junk.

acapmex1 says:

where do you point the background light? behind the subject? or behind the

crazycoolone says:

He stated that you can use umbrellas or a soft boxes. I’m not certain if he
uses a light meter or just has premeasured umbrellas from the point of the
subject to the lights as many pro companies have. You’re right about the
studio clutter though… he could have moved that other stuff. LOL

David Martins says:

Hi, Where can I get a background like the one you have here? Thanks.

seykyu says:

cool man..nice basic stuff..

Chico Edge says:

Trial and error = gimping. That simply takes up time that could be better
spent on another look. Having said that, if you’re using flash in a small
space, you probably are setting your ISO low and you know what your
camera’s flash sync speed is so it really just comes down to choosing your
aperture setting. If you regularly use the same set up with clients, you
likely have narrowed down the range of usable f/stops so there shouldn’t be
a need for much “trial and error”.

Pal Garner says:

Your mono-lights should have a built in slave sensor, so there’s no need to
plug in a IR slave trigger. The IR you mount on the camera is simply a low
power flash with an IR filter. The slave sensors will see it as a flash and
should fire.

EZphotoCash says:

Hey Guys, as for the clutter, one of our niches is ‘Antique Glamour Style
Photography’ – so what you’re seeing is – props, hats, jewellery, victorian
pram, etc that we use in our sessions. Clients are blown away when they
step through our door, it’s like walking into an old world Victorian
parlour . . . they love our clutter, so we wouldn’t ever want to hide it!

cdnbrowngirl says:

this is my far fetched dream too……….but I’ll do it in two yrs or so,
I want a home based part time thing to do, I hope to do portraits for ppl,
as well as semi nude and feild work like weddings….my life feels
incomplete, I will do this for me……….u should do it for ur self too

kayangthaoo says:

Can you give a List of what you need for a Photo Studio? like camera,
light, background… and on.. and on… Please?????

mrman17 says:

Erm, you do know that that umbrellas and softboxes essentially do exactly
the same job, don’t you? And for portraits, you do not need a huge amount
of space – A living room is enough. You also do not *need* a light meter,
an experienced photographer who knows his/her equipment will know what
settings to use, especially with digital, where you can do it by trial and

mrman17 says:

Medium format is overkill for general portraiture – and digital medium
format backs are horrendously expensive. Even a 2 year old 10mp Canon 40D
will print to at least A3, which covers most things a customer will want.

LadySryope says:

informative, thanks. more videos soon?

ttphone says:

shoot a dollar note at various distances and different framings! it´s got
very fine lines so you can check lens and camera resolution very well.
shoot it under daylight conditions (the wavelengths are shorter than
tungsten wavelengths, so resolution is even higher).

Matt Spring says:

Actually, i own a Rebel Xti. I’m a beginner and i just started into better
lighting and studio work. For entry level shots with the right light and
settings, the Rebel does a good job when it comes to studio shots.

MrChristellclear says:


EZphotoCash says:

I just banked over $20,000 from a single weekend shoot last week. It’s not
how good of a camera you own but what you can create with it. My focus is
making profits so I choose to invest in tools for work not for show. I see
people who all the time who have much better equipment than me but they
still can’t market and sale their images. Buy a $5000 camera if you need to
impress others but I’d rather make money not waste it on expensive tools
when good enough works just fine!

toby baconator says:

he is talking bullshit a good lens 150? Never! And no the Canon 50mm 1.8 is
not that good

noreplyism says:

Thanks. Great advice and it echoes what other professionals I’ve spoken to
have told me.

LadyMeralles says:

Good on you EZphotocash, thanks for taking the time to put this on you
tube. Very helpful indeed, I appreciate it!

Burt Ayers says:

Thanks for posting this

EZphotoCash says:

If you can’t produce good results with one light what makes you think
you’ll be able to work with several at a time? And a regular studio would
decrease our business and take away from our lifestyle. Good marketing will
set you Free! We do have softboxes but don’t have to use a light meter at
all to produce good results. Pots and Pans don’t make a cook.

Annie Lemay says:

Great information and tutorial video.

earthangeltbug says:

do you have a portfolio or website to view your portraits?

hiii14 says:

ritenow my plan’s 2 b a photographer.. but im sure im not gonna make it…
but ohh well.. ima get started.. =/ i dont think i wanna have my own
photostudio i would lik to go to landscapes, kool places.. beaches n sum
other places n take sum pics.. n start alittle bit by a little bit.. tank u
so much tough…

Raja Rapaka says:

Good information, appreciate if you could use a neck mike as the sound is
vary annoying…cheers

ttphone says:

are you mad? there´s no way a canon, nikon, whatever for 100$ is a “GOOD”
lens just because it´s wide open! 1) any lens is sharper when stopped down
2) ANY 50mm is 1.8 or more, because that makes sense to build 3) if you´re
going pro or semi-pro you might want a lens that´s far more expensive than
100$. the one thing about a good studio lens is that it´s a prime, not a

cdnbrowngirl says:

thanks a bunch for your info! someday soon I’ll have my own studio too 🙂

AHPZuazua says:

6 figure income with a Digital rebel and a Kit lens? Seriously dude!

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