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Old 01-16-2008, 07:40 PM
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Re: setup an studio

seach for equipment at www.adorama.com they sell all you need!!!

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Old 01-16-2008, 09:05 PM
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Re: setup an studio

2Lpix

What I meant is that the smaller the space, the harder it gets. I had a camera room that was 24 feet wide, 40 feet long and 27 feet high. Space was never a consideration, if we could get it through the door, we could do it! Groups of 40 or better people, cheer leaders with one girl flying, multiple backgrounds all set up at one time so we could just move the subject from set to set, etc etc.

As you reduce the size of the area, the more thought and time one has to put into "figuring out how to do it" than in actually shooting. I have always hated having to compromise on an idea just because the space was too small.

But thats all in the past, I have down scaled the business, and am now happily a 1 man band, shooting strictly on location, with the ultimate in small spaces, no studio at all!
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:31 AM
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Re: setup an studio

I would sugest you take some basic photography classes to first understand what you need to know, you can have the most expensive camera,lenses and lighting equipment in the world, but not knowing how it works, it is useless.
visit a studio in a nearby town and ask for a tour, most photographers are eager to talk photogragraphy.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:03 AM
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I'm agree with Mike and 2Lpix. Views of both of you different in writing but it seems both of u thinking right in practical.

As mike saying :- if u have more space u can get desired results,
2Lpix saying :- u can also work with small space if have creativity.

I'm thinking that both of u right at ur place, As I am starting my business It's hard to get additional space but I can increase my width 3 feet, so my width is now 12 Feet x Lenth is 20 x Height is 8 Feet. If u think that additional length is helpful then I can purchase it upto total 25 Feet.

I don't have much experience of phtography, so I want to start initially. Please help me to decide what euipments I should purchase first.
1. I want to shoot my customer to different-different backgrounds.
2. I want to shoot with different lightings with different moods.
3. I want to shoot kids, girls with different-different objects.
4. I want to shoot 6-8 persons group not more than 8 persons.
5. I want to produce very high quality results.

I heard about digital screen that can be use in the place of other backgrounds, I'm not sure that this product available in the market or not. If it comes then please give me link to study for this product.

Finally I want the list of prodoucts which should I purchase first. Also suggest me camera model which will appropriate for me.

Now, I've started to read photography lessons on the web.

I'm looking to hear all of u.

thanks.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:12 AM
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I can recommend you the webphotoschool.com lessons and each lesson tells you the right products for each one.

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Old 01-21-2008, 10:56 PM
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I'm looking for more advise from experts.

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Old 01-22-2008, 02:23 PM
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Re: setup an studio

ok, If you dont want to search yourself I can tell you.... you need this....

1 Main light, it can be an octodome, an umbrella or softbox
1 Fill light, umbrella, softbox with/without grid, or reflectors
1 Hair light, with snot or barndoors
1 Back light
1 Background light
Stands for each light
Lightning filter holders plus filters for different colors or effects for background
Background support plus seamless papers or collapsible backgrounds, or a chromakey background (this's helpfull if you want to put your background on Photoshop).
1 light meter for incident and reflected, flash and ambient light.

The lightning must be slaves and you can buy two radio pulsars for the comunication of camera and lights (this avoid the use of sync cords).

The lighning can be monolights, tungsten or fluorescent, I prefer monolights.

If you want more that's up to you, that depends on the photographer and its preferences.

Hope this helps!!

Silvia.

P.S: I'm a photographer!!!
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:02 PM
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Re: setup an studio

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashkumar View Post

I don't have much experience of phtography, so I want to start initially. Please help me to decide what euipments I should purchase first.
1. I want to shoot my customer to different-different backgrounds.
2. I want to shoot with different lightings with different moods.
3. I want to shoot kids, girls with different-different objects.
4. I want to shoot 6-8 persons group not more than 8 persons.
5. I want to produce very high quality results.

....
Finally I want the list of prodoucts which should I purchase first. Also suggest me camera model which will appropriate for me.

Now, I've started to read photography lessons on the web.

I'm looking to hear all of u.

thanks.

Ashkumar - setting a goal for yourself is good. Reading, studying, and asking questions is also good. You might want to think about starting slowly and learning as you go rather than buying a lot of equipment that some professionals use -- you need to discover what your own situation requires, what your customers will want, as well as what you are able to do now. You will make some changes as your knowledge and skills grow and your interests may change as far as what type of photography you want to do.

What camera do you use now? Have you used it for portrait photography? Have you found locations in your town that could be used for backgrounds for outdoor/indoor photography - some portrait photographers do not use a studio, but use the customers' home and outdoor scenic areas for "environmental" portraits.

Here are some more links for reading:

http://photo.net/learn/studio/primer

http://www.lightingmagic.com/equipumb.htm

http://www.lightingmagic.com/sgalgen.htm

Strobist.com - Lighting 101

Strobist.com - Lighting 102

Strobist - Home Depot week - Backgrounds
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:55 PM
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Re: setup a studio

ashkumar..
okay, before you spend$$ on space make sure to get a grip on what it is you'll be doing..
Check out the "One Light Set Up" thread on Fredmiranda (started by yours truly) ;-)CLICK HERE (you will be amazed what some really great pro's do with just one light!! When you are done with that.. Read What I like to call THE MOTHER OF ALL STUDIO THREADS.
"Show us your Studio"

oh and BTW... Here is another shoot I did in my small space using a "huge" 30"x60" soft box as keylight (camera Right) and a 35" umbrella for fill. just used some real cheap Seamless paper for the background. The plexi on the floor will cost you.. so I'd wait on something like thath and get your camera and lenses first. :-) CLICK HERE

Happy Reading! and GOOD LUCK !
Larry

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Old 01-31-2008, 10:52 PM
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Re: setup a studio

Hello Larry,

It's great !!!! It is very good starting point to understand what exactly I should use.

I'm very happy. I'll read all and will let u know. please give ur email address so I can contact u after reading.

thanks a lot.
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