Monday, March 21, 2011

My "Studio"


Welcome to my "studio" which is really just our sun room but a beautiful space for photography. The left side of the room has four large windows that face south and there are two skylights to add more light.

You can see my simple set up - I create a "lightbox" using a white umbrella or sometimes a muslim cloth to filter sunlight when I don't want direct sun. Sometimes I have the umbrella right on the shelf, sometimes I hang it from a string acoss the window. All very inexpensive and low tech. I actually got the umbrealla as a freebie from a charity soliciting a donation.

I use the umbrella for product photography with a few simple props. Old mirrors or a white plate and my model.

When I am photographing flowers as in the lily and peony bouquests here I often just go with the light, overexposing to avoid deep shadows and to create a very airy, light feel.

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By the way my crocus and hellebore are finally in bloom though it is snowing on them as a I write. But I am hoping spring will really come soon.

37 comments:

Jill Q said...

I just knew your workspace would be a Room with a View, Judy! Lovely, fresh, invigorating atmosphere to do your work.

Inessa said...

That is a great setup. I should look for a white umbrella and experiment with it.

galla15 said...

GORGEOUS! I couldn't wait to see it, I knew it would be beautiful.

hoganshandiwork said...

How interesting! And beautiful.

asdesigns said...

Its so bright and beautiful. i could sit in there for hours just staring out the window.

petite hermine said...

You have such a calm and peaceful workspace. Even the umbrella softens the light. I imagine that's where a lot of inspiration comes from as well :)

BHG and Aulani Photo said...

Love the umbrella set up

KrystalsJewelry said...

super pretty and gorgeous workspace!

Greenhouse Glassworks said...

That is soo pretty Judy, it doesn't look real! Thanks for sharing!

MyHandmadeCrafts said...

beautiful setup! the umbrella's a great idea~ very scenic place to work in for churning great ideas and photos! :)))

new creationz said...

So simple and yet so effective - you are an inspiration!

Lissie said...

Så lovely and light!
Clever "lightbox" and lovely pictures of your flowers!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Lovely....no wonder your items are so well displayed!

Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents said...

What a view! So great for inspiration:)

Crystal Zacharias said...

wow, it's beautiful. Love it!

magdamagda said...

pictures are amazing! so comforting!

Terra Verde said...

I'm IN LOVE with your photography! This inspires me to practice mine more. :-)

Audrey said...

You are soooooo lucky! Would love a sun room to work in! The flowers are beautiful!

charmeddesign1012 said...

Beautiful!

Linda B said...

Wow, love the lightness in your space. It's gorgeous.

Belizean Beauty - Lady Dylana said...

soooo beautiful and sunny. my kinda workspace.

bountyofbeads said...

Your work space is absolutely beautiful. Even your work space looks like a work of art.

Lbtoyos said...

How sunny!!! You have a lovely place to make photos.
Great!!!

bagsofblessing said...

wow! You have great light in you sunroom! Perfect for your work!

bagsofblessing said...

wow! You have great light in you sunroom! Perfect for your work!

bagsofblessing said...

wow! You have great light in you sunroom! Perfect for your work!

Jana @ Treehouse Herbs said...

oh my, how beautiful - all: your space your place your pictures :)
just so nice - makes me want to visit!!!

rachelkerr said...

So fresh and pretty! Makes my place seem like a drag

Elemenopie Designs said...

Such beautiful pictures! I need to figure out how to take product photos like you! :)

CalliopeCreations said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers and your magnificent lighting.

Elizabeth said...

WOW! wish I had that view. It's wonderful.

Leah R. Hood, Jewelry Designer & Artisan said...

Your space is absolutely beautiful! I love all the natural light!

Michelle said...

Great view!

Kristi Michelle said...

its beautiful, all the windows and light make for a wonderful space!

Bead Lightning Jewelry said...

That is beautiful! So bright and warm ^_^

CamillesCloset said...

I am getting more and more jeolous of the work space's I see.

Charlie said...

Such a simple workspace, lucky :)