I love going through Pinterest and looking at all of the beautiful photography studios. Broncolor lights, clean lines, tripods that could support a small car, but in this video I go through the realities of making your own studio space.
When I started out in photography, I didn’t ever expect to have my own studio. It wasn’t something that I ever envisaged myself wanting or needing. Then as time went on, and the British weather meant that location shoots were too risky to make a stable income from, I decided to take the plunge.
My first space was an office above a bar. It was great. Warm, bills included, city center location, and most of all, it was my space. I worked from there for about three years. But the landlords had pretty strict views on me making any modification to the room. I was also starting to have different requirements, so I took on a massive warehouse with some friends. Eventually I found myself having the warehouse alone and it suddenly dawned on me that this beautiful clean white, Broncolor clad studio was a lot more work and money to achieve than I had initially thought.
In this video I go over the evolution of my studio from the very grim beginnings to the current situation that I find myself in, before going over the expansion that I have planned in the near future. As well as the logic (or at least my logic) being doing it. I’ve also gone over a few things like the cable management and nightstand modifications that I do which might be of use to some of you.
I plan to document the studio build over the next 12 months, so hopefully, there will be a visible transformation.