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I was just wondering if most of the photographers on this site have a dedicated studio for taking baby portraits, or if they just use the living room? I would love to look into getting some backdrops for portraits, but we are renting a small house and there is no room for any kind of permanent set up. The picture in my siggy was taken in the living room with a sheet as the background held up by two brooms shoved into the couch. *grin* I would like something a little more pro.
Also, do you use natural light most of the time, or lights?
Since lighting is the most important, I tend to try natural lighting as much as possible. I also have lighting equipment. I currently am in the process of writing up a business plan and looking at buildings and hope to someday open a studio. For now, We are building a home and I will run a studio out of a spare room. Currently, I do mostly on location since with outdoors, you get natural light and beautiful backgrounds. If we do indoor shots, I use the reception hall of my church free of charge. I can't wait until I get my home done, but I'd really love to own a building.
Tabitha & Ryan; Married on Saturday, April 17, 2004 -TTC #1 for 7.5 years. Missing our Angels...
Dx with PCOS at age 14.
Miscarriage in June 2006
2 cycles of Clomid 50mg
1 cycle of Clomid 100mg resulting in miscarriage
Dx with Adenomyosis on 1/28/10
Clomid 150mg 4/30(day 3) - 5/4(day 5) Ultrasound on May 10th.
5/10 - Ultrasound showed 2 perfect follies! (15mm&17mm) Ovulation predicted within 6 days! Progesterone check ordered for 5/20.
5/27 - New round of Clomid started, no ultrasound this cycle, 2 more cycles planned on our own. If no bfp, onto next step!
6/27 - Round 3 Clomid 150mg started.
7/25 - AF Showed, starting final round of Clomid 150mg on CD3
8/21- AF Showed, In the process of finding a new RE
*Waiting to see our new RE
I use a sheet for mine too. I really want to get some black fabric that will absorb light. that's a start anyway. I'll never have a fancy set up or anything. I just like getting cute picture of my son.
I use his room, I usually drape the sheet over his crib, his room also gets the most natural light. I also have a few extra lights pointed at him.
I do both. When we had our house built I had extra windows put in so I could do photos in the great room, but I have my lights and backdrops set up downstairs as well so I can do cute prop-style shots too. My favorites though are usually the natural light shots. All my lights are portable though. Before I had the extra room I would take all my equipment to the client's residence or other place they arranged to have photos taken at (churches, grange halls, work, etc.). Most places have plenty of room, but I've had to set up in veyr small spaces before. Oh, and I so know what it's like to use household tools to hold up backdrops. I did that before I had stands! LOL