Mini Light Studio

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I took this photo, of the bower vine blooms and roses currently blessing our back yard, with the use of a mini light studio that I put together a couple of weekends ago.

The studio consists of:

- My kitchen table
- Two clamp lights – $9.00 each at Lowe’s
- One tri-fold foam presentation board in black – $4.99 at Michael’s
- One sheet of poster paper in black – $$0.69 at Michael’s.
- A tripod
- My Canon Digital Rebel XTi, affixed with a 17-55mm f/2.8 lens

Here are a couple of photos of the setup – just imagine the camera on the tripod.

Proof positive that great photography solutions don’t have to be complicated or expensive!

Photo credits (all): Tiffany Joyce.

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  • sherryosborne

    Very cool! You're inspiring me to give it a try – that's right in my budget!

  • Bill Booz

    Great, practical post, Tiffany! Thanks! You've inspired me to go to Michael's, too. I have done the whole PVC pipe erector-set 'thing' with rip-stop nylon for creating a backdrop and/or diffuser panel and only recently got interested in experimenting with some still lifes, so this would be perfect. Plus, I like black backgrounds. (what exposure settings did you use, btw?)

  • rtlawson

    Nice quick set up. Just curious as to what type of lamps were used in this set up, like wattage.

  • Tiffany

    Hi rtlawson, I used 40-watt bulbs in these fixtures.

  • Tiffany

    Hi Bill, Exposure:0.003 sec (1/320), Aperture: f/6.3,
    Focal Length: 55 mm

  • Gardengirlfromlowes

    Very clever of you! The photo is very pretty!