14 Tips for Creating a DIY Portrait Studio
Say cheese! Whether we’re taking selfies or food snaps, photography is one of our favorite hobbies, especially when kids are involved. If you’ve been secretly itching to ditch the department store and take a stab at creating your own studio, we’ve got you covered. Read on for tricks and tips on how to create a portrait studio that’s perfect for capturing memories.
2. Use Tissue Paper as a Diffuser: The light from a flash can often be harsh, so try wrapping a sheet of tissue paper over the flash to diffuse light. Bonus points if you experiment with different colors. (via Brit + Co)
7. Double Duty Curtains: Professional backdrops can be expensive and unwieldy, so think about using curtains instead. They come in different sizes, can be hung up or thrown over a door and can spruce up the living room once you’re done. (via Classy Clutter)
8. Laminate Flooring: Don’t worry if you don’t have hardwood floors to shoot on. It’s super easy to create the same effect. A pack of laminate flooring is about $20, and one pack is enough to create a nice floor setting for your photos. (via Decoist)
13. Freestanding Baseboards: If you’re looking for versatility in your photos, invest in clamps and baseboard pieces, which can be pushed up against a backdrop for a fresh look. (via River Road Rustics)
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