If you don't already have your own home studio, now might be a great time to start building one. With a little knowhow, it's possible to transform a regular room into the perfect place to shoot.
Good light is without a doubt one of the most important factors when it comes to photography and videography. Popular YouTuber, photographer, and electrical wiz Colton Onushko agrees with this sentiment and has just turned his entire ceiling into one big light fixture. There are two great things which I like about this project. First, he used LEDs, which are relatively cheap to buy and run. Second, he made each row of lights independent, which opens up a world of possibilities when trying to control those lights.
The video goes onto show all the stages Onushko goes through, from installing a dropped tile ceiling, to making his own switches, to wiring and powering the many rows of LEDs. He even breaks down how much the lights cost to run per hour, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the figures. While a setup like this would kick out a decent amount of light, you still may need to use some additional strobes or reflectors to help achieve the look you were after. Saying all that, this installation would be able to do a lot of the heavy lifting. I can imagine people who do product or fashion photography loving such a versatile setup, as they could easily achieve that clean professional look, which is often required.
It goes without saying that you should always be careful when working with electrical equipment, so please always consult a professional electrician if you don't have the experience in this field. I think this addition to a studio space is really inspiring and well worth considering if you have the skills or know someone who does.
What do you think of this installation? Would you consider doing something like this in your own house? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below.