Monday, March 21, 2011
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.
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.