you have decided to set up a photo studio, you can start hunting for the
tools you require.
and foremost thing of course is the camera. Depending on how good you are at
photography, you can choose from the basic digital SLR camera or a point and
shoot type, a semi pro model or if you are a confident user, the
professional model. Select a large memory card to begin with or even perhaps
get one or two extra. Most cameras have a display screen. It is better to
have one as this allows you to perceive the composition of your image before
you shoot. Just in case you havenít come across one with this feature, look
for one with a video-output so that it is possible for you to attach the
camera to a TV or computer screen to preview the results.
comes to studio photography, a tripod is one thing you cannot do without.
There are many varieties to choose from to suit your needs. It provides a
steady support. And stable platform for your camera.
important to use the correct lighting. These comes in as continuous or
tungsten and flash. With the more traditional continuous lighting is cheaper
and easy to work with as this gives what you see is what you get image.
Tungsten lighting produces a lot of heat and it can be uncomfortable to both
the photographer and the subject.
lighting or strobe lighting also creates near-to-perfection results. This
also you can choose from an array of things you get in the market. There are
flash adapter rings, flash battery packs, flash diffusers, flash brackets;
flash modules flash synchronizers to make your life easy with.
lens set is also needed in your studio. Other than the standard lenses,
there are zoom lenses wide angle lenses, macro lenses to choose from.
enhance the use of the lighting methods by incorporating the use of backdrop
accessories. They come as umbrellas, softbox. You can use just white paper
or fabric to achieve the desired results as well or even paint your backdrop
with acrylic paints. You can add a decorative backdrop too, which also comes
as a backdrop accessory.
use of a reflector will help you to cast away the shadows you tend to get
while shooting. These will soften shadows and reduce reflections. You can
achieve this by holding a white cardboard to reflect those shadows or you
can buy a number of things available in the market. Reduce hot spots
software solutions available to help you with the minor faults while
shooting. There are software solutions available to correct or enhance
practically every drawback you have.
carrying cases available to suit all your equipments, which make it easy for
you to carry them around if any need arise. They are compact and beautifully
gadgets are available in a wide variety so that one can choose what suits
their need and pocket and make their photographic experience a pleasant one.
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