$0 Home Studio Hacks

published on July 20, 2020

Today I'm gonna be showing you how to make your own home studio for $0 which might seem a little bit silly but we've been there we've had to hack together some home projects in fact when Tony and I first started doing stock photography we have like no money to buy all these

Fancy props and things so we would use just things from the hardware store for gobos and for light reflectors once I made a desk for a set by staining a door and putting it on sawhorses just because you don't have the budget doesn't mean

You can't hack something together and that's exactly what we're doing today the first step is to find a location in your home that already has good lighting and I chose my living room because it has this beautiful soft light and big

Windows the next thing you want to do is choose your backdrop that could be super simple it could be a wall or you can hang up a sheet or a tablecloth I went with this blanket initially it's a wool blanket so it's not wrinkled but it was

Too busy so instead I chose to use Tony's black dress coat and I hung it over a poster board and propped it up with some pillows and things but it absorbs the light nicely and it's very simple the next thing that you might

Want to do is modify your light and you can do that with gobos and reflectors a gobo is anything that blocks light it stands for go between or goes before optics so I have a gobo end reflector here

It's a white poster board from one of my kids school projects and then I put Toni's black shirt on it so if I want to reflect the light I can take off the shirt and do that if I want to absorb the light I can leave it black with the

Shirt you can also do this with cardboard you don't have to have a poster board you can just break down an old box and put it over that you can do this alone you can be your own model too and take self-portraits but I'm going to

Make my life a little bit easier and bring in Tony I'm going to pull him away from being my cameraman and they can be my model let me fix your hair your headphones got you messed up and I'm gonna be using a

Small aperture number I'm using f28 because I want to blur the background since it's not a beautiful seamless backdrop if you have a smaller backdrop like I do then you don't want to use a wide-angle lens because it won't fill

The frame so go more telephoto if you have a small backdrop and that's what I'm doing I'm shooting at about 70 millimeters up close and cropping out all the distractions I'm getting some awkward light on Tony from our video

Light I can take this gobo that I made and block the light behind Tony you might have to make your model do some work sorry Tony now you can see that Tony is holding up his own gobo this is a budget situation

Ok I'm going to complicate things for you more Tony because I have something to show you what are you doing with my popcorn bowl for today this is not a popcorn bowl I made a beauty dish ok that's pretty

Cool pretty cool you can see the effects of the Beauty this year ooh I could use it as a on camera light looks good I wanted this to be a zero dollar shoe obviously I have a camera I can use my cell phone too

I think that the popcorn bowl is gonna revolutionize the industry don't let not having the latest and the greatest gear keep you from trying to take photos make your own home photo studio today you can do it for free

Kid use your popcorn bowl so I'm gonna show you how to make this thing right now okay here's what you need to make your own beauty dish at home the first thing you'll need is a pretty large plastic bowl preferably white because it

Will bounce whatever color the bolas you will need a rubber band a razor a small powerful flashlight preferably one that's more compact like this one or a flash – but this is $0 so I'm assuming everyone has a flashlight some tape a

Small paper plate one that's proportionate to your bowl pen and some aluminum foil the first thing that I'm going to do is prepare this little inner dish part I'm gonna cover it in aluminum foil because I want the plate to bounce

The light back into the dish and then out again and I like a paper plate because it's concaved if you look at an actual beauty dish it's the same so I'll use the reflective side out and then I'll just form it to the plate and then

I'll fold it all around the rim here to make it stay on and you don't want to cover the paper part up with aluminum because you're gonna put tape there and it sticks better to paper so when you're done it should look like this now I'm

Going to cut a hole to fit the flashlight in the back so I will trace that with a pen now we're going to take the razor and you're not going to cut around the circle you're just gonna make a cross and you will see why so do it

From the back and down this way and then I don't want to tear the aluminum so I'm gonna make sure that it's cut on the other side now you're going to push out these individual pieces stick your flashlight through the hole

Now you're going to take a rubber band and secure the flashlight like this tight and you can see how it's going to work the next step is to put tape that's going to go all the way across the bowl over the plate and hold it in place so

You want to make sure that the sections of tape that you take off are going to be wide enough to come over the bowl and secure it I'm going to do two pieces this way and two pieces this way and you need clear tape because the light has to

Shine from the bowl back out at your subject and then just make sure that the tape is secure on the plate my dad's calling me sorry dad and then you want to get it centered and then make sure each piece is pulled taut and that's

Your beauty dish called a beauty dish for two reasons clearly it is beautiful that makes you look beautiful if you liked this video please hit subscribe and there will be more like it coming and you have an actual photography book

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