I’ll be sure to post my success/adjustments/failures to hopefully help anyone else out there trying to get great indoor shots on a tight budget. And while under construction, I’ll be taking advantage of the beautiful fall season and continue shooting mainly outdoors.
My new project is setting up a studio/work space. Challenge #1: My new room has red walls. I know, I can paint. In addition, it also has a three-sided ceiling which poses some limitations. I really like the room and its red walls, so I am thinking about hanging sheets, a curtain-like effect. One plus, the room does get more natural light throughout the day. The red walls also pose a challenge when working on my photos; I am usually limited to working at night with the lights off to avoid any red color cast. All things considered maybe it would be easier if I just painted. Challenge #2: A very tight budget! I’ve gotten a few creative ideas from http://www.diyphotography.net. Any additional comments/ideas would be welcomed! I’m glad to know I am not the only photographer out there that just can’t pick up their B&H catalog and start ordering.
I guess for now it’s a good thing I like to shoot a lot of macro ~ it doesn’t take a lot of space and I already have almost everything I need. I think I’ll give this a try: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html