Photographer on a budget


posted on 11th of september, 2009

Just a helpful hint...
I finally got up to speed and bought a studio lighting set, and also backdrops...particular the green screen.

So.. I am more into shooting portraits and why would I need a huge backdrop if I am shooting from the waist up?.... a helpful solution.... CURTAINS

you can buy curtains for under 13$ and have a huge variety of textures, colors and patterns..
I got some nice ones at Big Lots and Target..
You can also get some great lights (halogen lighting for under $30, for night shots! )

Invest in a good chair and a steam iron..

Just thought I would share this helpful hint, for others that are tight on a budget..

~alice

Comments (16)

Posted by Denisebeverly on October 15, 2009
hey you are back yay yay go glad to see you!!
Posted by Tacrafts on September 18, 2009
Buy out of season, to save a ton.
Halloween stuff is cheap on 1st November, as is Christmas gear in January and for those of us in the Northern hemisphere now is the time to buy summer props.
Posted by Antonia on September 17, 2009
Congrats! Have fun and wish you luck!
Posted by smartview27 on September 16, 2009
CURTAINS, NATURE...all can be used as backgrounds...small budget, big budget...
Posted by Goodcontent on September 11, 2009
Great portfolio and web site, love the computer graphics.
Posted by Noonie on September 11, 2009
Nice ideas, I just "inherited" a garment rack but no lights... and thanks, Brad, for always giving links to useful sites.
I'll have my grand-kids put in a good word for Dessie and Katarzyna, Santa doesn't listen to me anymore!
Posted by Kasienka on September 11, 2009
Alice I wish you plenty of fantastic ideas and photos in your new studio!
Posted by Kasienka on September 11, 2009
No place for studio here also. Desislava I was also really good this year, but I didn't hear a word about flat from Santa Clause ;-(. It is not fair!
Posted by Bradcalkins on September 11, 2009
Another way to create a out of focus background is to shoot with a wide aperture and use a 'gobo' in front of a light aimed at a wall. See this article for an example: Strobist - punt
Posted by Girlychic on September 11, 2009
You'd be surprised at the finds you can discover at yard sales and thrift stores too. Things that you can recreate or utilizes in photo shoots on a more extreme budget.
Posted by Halient on September 11, 2009
great idea, also if you need stands you can always make them from home depot materials, we just had to do our own for our comanies new studio (30 ft roofs)
Posted by Ladykassie on September 11, 2009
Also.. if you have just a small space.. and can't afford the stands.. pick up a 6 foot garment rack (Target or Big Lots has them) and that you can take with you..don't forget your chair.. I got a nice black wood chair at Target.. ;0)
Posted by Ladykassie on September 11, 2009
Also.. if you have just a small space.. and can't afford the stands.. pick up a 6 foot garment rack (Target or Big Lots has them) and that you can take with you..don't forget your chair.. I got a nice black wood chair at Target.. ;0)
Posted by Justmeyo on September 11, 2009
It is a great idea ,i have a white studio background and a blue wall for shootings but i would like to have variety of colors and textures backgrounds
Posted by Littledesire on September 11, 2009
Yep, it's very useful but i don't have a place for a stdio. I'm working on that. I was really good and hope Santa will give me a new flat this year :)
Posted by Marilyngould on September 11, 2009
A very helpful idea, thanks Alice!



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