Sunday, September 13, 2015

Create a Simple Photo Studio in your Garage

High key photos taken in front of a white background
are the unique signature of my portrait business.

I have lots of thrift store hats, scarves, coats and other clothing.
Clients pick through and select what they like to wear for what
I call my WHITE BOARD shots.

I like to shoot a lot of winter looking White Board shots so
my clients have a winter look even if I shoot their session in the warm months.

Many use these on their Christmas cards!

These photos are quick and easy to take in front of my
VERY inexpensive and easy-to-make white board
at the edge of my garage!

The light here, (Make sure you are NOT in direct sunlight!) is
exquisite!  You don't get the harsh shadows on
the face. Eyes and skin glow!

I simply spread a white blanket on the ground.  I also have
a slice of white carpet I use sometimes.

To make my white boards,
I bought two sheets of foam insulation board at Home Depot for
about ten dollars each.
They're very lightweight and easy to handle and store.
I store mine leaned against the wall in the garage.

I cut one in half to make it easier to handle and transport.
The one shown above is the half board.

I kept the other one full length and use it for families or groups.

I bought a roll of white "Fadeless" brand bulletin board paper for about eight dollars
in the school