Photographer on a budget

Just a helpful hint...

I finally got up to speed and bought a studio lighting set, and also backdrops...particular the green screen.

So.. I am more into shooting portraits and why would I need a huge backdrop if I am shooting from the waist up?.... a helpful solution.... CURTAINS

you can buy curtains for under 13$ and have a huge variety of textures, colors and patterns..

I got some nice ones at Big Lots and Target..

You can also get some great lights (halogen lighting for under $30, for night shots! )

Invest in a good chair and a steam iron..

Just thought I would share this helpful hint, for others that are tight on a budget..


Photo credits: Davidundderriese.

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October 15, 2009


hey you are back yay yay go glad to see you!!

September 18, 2009


Buy out of season, to save a ton.
Halloween stuff is cheap on 1st November, as is Christmas gear in January and for those of us in the Northern hemisphere now is the time to buy summer props.

September 17, 2009


Congrats! Have fun and wish you luck!

September 16, 2009


CURTAINS, NATURE...all can be used as backgrounds...small budget, big budget...

September 11, 2009


Great portfolio and web site, love the computer graphics.

September 11, 2009


Nice ideas, I just "inherited" a garment rack but no lights... and thanks, Brad, for always giving links to useful sites.
I'll have my grand-kids put in a good word for Dessie and Katarzyna, Santa doesn't listen to me anymore!

September 11, 2009


Alice I wish you plenty of fantastic ideas and photos in your new studio!

September 11, 2009


No place for studio here also. Desislava I was also really good this year, but I didn't hear a word about flat from Santa Clause ;-(. It is not fair!

September 11, 2009


Another way to create a out of focus background is to shoot with a wide aperture and use a 'gobo' in front of a light aimed at a wall. See this article for an example: Strobist - punt

September 11, 2009


You'd be surprised at the finds you can discover at yard sales and thrift stores too. Things that you can recreate or utilizes in photo shoots on a more extreme budget.

September 11, 2009


great idea, also if you need stands you can always make them from home depot materials, we just had to do our own for our comanies new studio (30 ft roofs)

September 11, 2009


Also.. if you have just a small space.. and can't afford the stands.. pick up a 6 foot garment rack (Target or Big Lots has them) and that you can take with you..don't forget your chair.. I got a nice black wood chair at Target.. ;0)

September 11, 2009


It is a great idea ,i have a white studio background and a blue wall for shootings but i would like to have variety of colors and textures backgrounds

September 11, 2009


Yep, it's very useful but i don't have a place for a stdio. I'm working on that. I was really good and hope Santa will give me a new flat this year :)

September 11, 2009


A very helpful idea, thanks Alice!

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