View Full Version : Just starting my home studio.

01-05-2017, 03:45 PM
Picked up a decent setup for a basic home studio.
Plan is for my son and I to learn portrait and pet photography.
Below is a set up video and my progress thus far.


Here was my first attempts at self portrait and my dog.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/340/31247855924_4377bc53eb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PBgqUC)Self Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/PBgqUC) by Trevor Baldwin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zombiesniper/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/324/32090770185_fc944cf95a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTKzX8)Colour Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/QTKzX8) by Trevor Baldwin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zombiesniper/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/681/31937536052_999a5d264f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QEddMj)Luna (https://flic.kr/p/QEddMj) by Trevor Baldwin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zombiesniper/), on Flickr

I revisited Luna again today since her first shot was a little dark.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/645/32126996295_801f1b5f89_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QWXfHe)Luna (https://flic.kr/p/QWXfHe) by Trevor Baldwin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zombiesniper/), on Flickr

01-05-2017, 04:49 PM
Nice set up and I like the resulting shots.

I had a chuckle at the soundtrack to the video

01-05-2017, 04:52 PM
Thank you.
The musician is here.


01-05-2017, 05:05 PM
Now that is stuck in my head for the day :wall-an:. My son is of an age that I always associate the song with the movie Madagascar. (not this version though)

01-05-2017, 06:57 PM
Your welcome;)

01-05-2017, 07:20 PM
Nice set up Trevor

01-05-2017, 08:35 PM
Thank you.

01-07-2017, 10:33 PM
I intend to shoot player profile shots for our Airsoft team and decided I'd mess around with some gels as well.
Lighting setup on this one is one soft box on a boom above camera right at 45deg about 3' 1/2 power
One at head level 4' 45 deg camera left 1/8 power
One waist hight camera left 4' 20deg 1/64 power. This one was just to light the rifle as it was coming out with no detail.
one light 1/2 power behind me with a red gel
Camera settings were 1/200 F8 ISO 100

Oh ya there is a smiley face in this photo.....can you find it?

https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/544/32019833772_397abede6a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QMu22w)Airsoft (https://flic.kr/p/QMu22w) by Trevor Baldwin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zombiesniper/), on Flickr

01-08-2017, 01:54 PM
Nice set up. I wish I had the space at home to set something like that up. :thumbup:

And yes, I do see the smiley face! o:

01-08-2017, 08:56 PM
Thank you.
Luckily I have a decent size room in the basement where I can get back up to 20' from the subject but it's not really required. I have seen one about the size of a very small bedroom.

As for the smiley face, most that see it aren't smiling. lol

Avangard Photography
02-16-2017, 12:30 PM
I would an extra light to separate background from subjects.

Avangard Photography (http://www.avangardphoto.comhttp://)

02-17-2017, 09:07 AM
Nice portrait.
(adding to the previous comment) Since you have 20 feet, my advice is to leave more room between subject and background - minimum 5-6 feet.
That will allow you to get better separation between bkgd and subject. It also makes it way easier to just light the background.