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Walkthrough: How to Create a DIY Studio On a Budget

In a perfect world, we’d all have the studio of our dreams, and it would be filled with all of the best of gear. Unfortunately, we don’t live in such a world, and more often than not we’re constrained by a (sometimes very tight) budget.

Here to help overcome that challenge is Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens, who has put together a video that shows just how easy it can be to build a very viable studio out of fairly cheap materials/products in a spare bedroom.

The video starts by showing you how to set up a backdrop holder using nothing but simple parts from your local hardware store, followed by how to build a homemade softbox using household items.

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Towards the end, Morgan does make sure to note that while the options given in this video will make do, they should by no means be taken as long-term solutions. As your skill and income from photography both increase, he encourages you to invest in proper gear. Not only will this give your operation a more professional appearance, but better equipment means more durable and, above all, safer equipment.

That being said, until that time comes this twenty-minute video will help you set up a usable DIY studio and save a bundle in the process.

(via Picture Connect)