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How to Set up a Home Photoshoot Studio?

How to Set up a Home Photoshoot Studio?

Introduction to Home Photoshoot Studio

In recent years, small home photography studios have becoming more and more popular due to the increase in small home businesses and e-commerce photography services.

Professional photography studios typically require considerable open space, while home photography studios aim to achieve professional results in a smaller space and budget. In this way, photographers or beginners can practice their photography skills or carry out small commercial shooting without having enough time and money!

In summary, set up a home photography studio to save the time and cost of renting a professional studio. It can be a daunting task if you don't have a plan. There are several things you need to consider, such as studio space, lighting, background color, color of the wall, camera, accessories, and more.

This article provides tips for setting up a low-cost home photo studio for beginning photographers.

How to Set up a Home Photography Studio?

1.Choose Your Studio Space

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Choosing the right studio space is crucial when starting a business, and it requires careful consideration. Before making a decision, you should ask yourself some important questions such as what your studio will be used for, who your target customers are, and whether or not you focus on a specific niche market such as e-commerce.

If you plan to work with clients outside your home, consider dedicating at least 1-2 rooms for your studio. Make sure the space is equipped with adequate seating and studio equipment to meet your needs. You may also consider using your garage as a studio space, which is a great idea for many entrepreneurs.

2.Picking Backgrounds

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When it comes to taking great photos, the background plays a critical role. A cluttered background can take away from the beauty of the subject. That's why it's important to choose a convenient and appropriate background for your studio.

A plain, dark velvet curtain or a blank white wall can serve as an excellent backdrop for your photos. Depending on your goals, you can use one or more of these backdrops to create the perfect setting.

To hang your backdrop, you will need a stand. Background stands come in various sizes, so it's essential to choose one that fits your studio. These stands allow you to hang any size, color, or material of background.

In addition to the stand, it's also important to consider the background material. Some backgrounds may have texture, while others may be smooth. The best option is to use a thick, matte textured background that doesn't wrinkle easily and doesn't reflect light. This type of background will help you capture stunning photos that truly stand out.

3.Get Suitable Studio Lighting Equipment

Photography studio lighting is undoubtedly one of the most important elements of a photography studio. Your studio will never be complete without a decent lighting setup.

Studio lighting equipment can be distinguished according to the following characteristics:

  • What is the color of the output light? (mainly discusses in this article)

  • What direction of light source is required – overhead, below, side lights or round/all around?

  • Lighting quality – continuous light source or external flash?

  • Amount of light required – How many light sources are needed to get the job done?

YUJILEDS is an innovative company that specializes in spectrum and light color technology. As a result, we would like to take a few moments to discuss the fascinating topic of light color and its importance in our photography studio. We will not discuss the other three aspects in this blog.

3.1 About the light color(CCT)

Color plays a crucial role in how we perceive our surroundings. Extensive research has shown that colors can evoke different emotions and affect our mood in various ways.For instance:

  • red color can make us feel passionate and enthusiastic

  • blue color can make us feel calm and relaxed

  • yellow color can create a warm and welcoming ambiance, when paired with black, it can create a warning effect.

To make it easier to discuss, we use the concept of color temperature. It is essential to understand that light color temperature (CCT) ranging from 1800K to 3500K is known as warm light,4000K to 5000K is neutral light, and anything above 5000K is considered cool color or bluish tint.

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Next, we will summarize for you how the color temperature of sunlight changes throughout the day, and analyze the characteristics of led light with different color temperatures.

  • Blue cool white light (about 11000K)

Time: 2 hours before sunrise and 2 hours after sunset
Features: It gives people a feeling of melancholy and calmness, which can calm the viewer's mood.

  • Golden light (about 3500K)

Time: Usually occurs at sunrise and sunset

Features: It make people feel warm and comfortable.

Capturing photos or videos in natural light under the golden light requires planning in advance. This is because the time of golden light is very short and fleeting. You must be efficient and complete your work quickly in a limited time frame. However, if you use an artificial LED light with a color temperature of 3200K, you can achieve this effect at any time and in any location you desire.

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  • Ordinary daylight (5000K-6500K)

Time: most experienced during the day between sunrise and sunset

Feature: It is a very neutral light that does not have a significant color temperature, but it has a high light intensity which enhances the color and brightness of objects in its path and makes them appear more vibrant and visually appealing.

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3.2 What can YUJILEDS do for your photography studio right now?

For small home photography studios, YUJILEDS offers a range of products including CRI-MAX, SunWave multirow tunable white LED flexible panel strips and high CRI corn lamps. If you're looking to arrange ambient light in your studio, any of YUJILEDS high CRI products will be suitable for you.

For example, if you choose YUJILEDS LED corn lamps/lights, you will need to buy a softbox.

Softboxes are incredibly useful in any photography studio. It can soften the light source and provide softer, more uniform light. Moreover they allow for more directional control over the light.

Investing in YUJILEDS products is a smart choice for photographers who want to elevate their studio lighting.

Designed for Millions of Photographers

YUJILEDS photography lighting bulbs can fit any standard E27 socket. The corn light features 252pcs of YUJI-BC-2835 SMD LEDs, making it ideal for professional photography.

Suitable for soft lightboxes, photography umbrellas, and most photographic lighting sockets.

The steps to set up the simple home photography studio light are as follows:

  • Secure the softbox in place.

  • Adjust the head of the corn light to your desired angle and attach the bulb to it.

  • Cover the diffuser with the softbox.


4.About Camera for Home Photoshoot Studio

In addition to space/background and lighting, a camera is also required.

Full-frame cameras will offer higher image quality, but they are more expensive.

If you're starting out on a budget, you can skip buying expensive camera lenses and start with APS-C and then upgrade to a full-frame camera or buy it on the used market.

We've listed the suitable cameras for your home photography studio below to help you decide which camera to use.

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Nikon D850

  • Sony A7R III/A7m4

  • Nikon D750

  • Fuji X-T30

5.About Lens for Home Photoshoot Studio

This article only gives you some simple knowledge and understanding from the focal length of the lens.
50mm is the standard focal length (closest to the human eye); <35mm is the wide-angle lens; >70mm is the telephoto lens

  • The 35mm Lens – Most Popular Option

  • The 50mm Lens – Best Low Budget Choices

  • The 85mm Lens – For Portrait Photography

  • The 70-200mm Lens – A Staple Lens

  • Primes Above 85mm Lens – For a Greater Field of View

6.Select Some Photography Props

If you are positioned as a still life photographer or you want to cooperate with an e-commerce company to take pictures, then you may need tables, plates, pottery and other props to assist you in shooting.

Of course you can also use homemade props. Anything and Home Photography Studio Kits can be purchased that contain most of the gear we discussed above.

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In summary, setting up a photography studio at home can be a daunting task, but with the right guidance, you can turn your space into a professional-looking studio. The above steps outline some necessary measures to help you set up your studio. If you have followed these steps, then you're ready to start your shooting work.

At YUJILEDS, we offer a range of professional and reliable lighting solutions to help you achieve the perfect lighting for your photography needs.

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We're always here to help you out.

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