Let us begin with some back story. This last spring semester I took a class called Studio Specialties. With this class I learned how to set up and work in a photographic studio that emulates the environment of a professional product shoot. My professor Melody taught me a lot about how to use so much professional equipment like speedotrons, c stands, capture one, etc... But nothing about the common items that I can procure at home. Seeing that I'll be practicing more and more over the summer without all the fancy equipment, I thought maybe I would put together a studio of my own devices.
So before I started the class my equipment list consisted of:
1x 10ft black and white backdrops
1x 5ft white backdrop
1x backdrop support bar
2x Trimax 10ft tripods for the backdrop
3x generic camera tripods
6x light tripods
2x soft boxes
A hand full of hot lights.
various extension cables, cutting tools, and tech.
my cameras: well technically they are borrowed.
1x Kit Lens 18-200mm
1x 35mm 1.4 Lens
1x 24-70mm 2.8 Lens
Sometime towards the end of the the semester I began a new project. I began building a small product studio of my own. Just to experiment and have fun. Unfortunately all I have to work with are hot lights, my current equipment and small amounts of infrastructure that I can purchase from local hardware stores. Now I have my home base for my experiments for the summer. I'll be running this project until the beginning of fall semester or maybe for longer if it is more then successful.
So here we are. The result of my efforts.
You know it is kinda funny, Melody said I liked inventing things. Here we are.
This is it for now, do look forward to the projects that come out of this.