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How to Turn Your Property Into a Shoot Location for Professionals Photos

by Greg on April 20, 2018

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Are you looking to jump-start your career as a photographer but don’t have enough finances to set up a professional photo studio? Know that the only way to get the best photos is to shoot them at a professional studio. It’ll also be hard to find clients if you don’t have a professional photo studio at your disposal.

Fortunately, there is still a way for you to have your own studio by turning your property or your home into an ideal shoot location for taking professional photos. Here’s how to do it.

1. Create a clear space

The first thing you want to do is to turn your property into a shoot location for professional photos looking for space where you can use a photo studio.

  • The space could be anything. It can be an unused room, a guest room, a garage, or an outdoor shed.
  • You also need to consider the size of your shoot location. If you are looking to capture wide angle and full body shots, you’ll need a big space for it. But if you’re only going to capture headshots or still photos, a small room should be enough.

2. Get artificial lights.

If you are shooting inside your property or home, you’ll need to purchase artificial lights for your photo studio.

  • Artificial lights should not cost you a lot. You may also try to create your own lighting system if you know how to improvise.
  • If your shoot location has natural light, that can also be really helpful too.

Regardless of you what part of your property you use as a shoot location for professional photos, always make sure that it has good lighting so you can get good and consistent results from your shots.

3. You must have backdrops

You don’t really need to buy beautiful backdrops from local stores online because you can create them easily on your own.

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  • Backdrops are necessary for professional photos like headshots and stills. They are important in professional photography because they can help turn a shot into a memorable photo.
  • Backdrops commonly used in photo studios include painted canvas, muslin backdrops, paper backdrops. You can create all of these on your own if you have the right materials.

4. Purchase a printer

Everything is digital nowadays, so if you’re using a DSLR camera to capture professional photos, you might as well purchase a printer to print your shots digitally.

  • Most professional photographers take days or weeks even, to get their shots printed. But if you have a printer at your home photo studio, you can print your shots instantly and amaze your clients.
  • Clients like to see the results of the shots and to do that you must have a printer to produce the prints.

Don’t let your inexperience and lack of finances stop you from being a professional photographer. If you don’t have the budget yet you to finance a professional photo studio, you can always do so with a little improvisation. You can always turn your property into an ideal shoot location for professional photos.

If you’re interested in creating a home photo studio, be sure to not to go overboard with it. Devise a plan on how you can use your property as a potential photo studio where you can have your client’s photos taken. You may also want to ask for suggestions from other photographers or go online to Photoshoot Locations to find out which part of your property will be ideal for a shoot location for professional photos.


Steve McIntyre

Steve McIntyre is a writer contributing works to Photoshoot Locations from time to time. He extends a particular care for his readers that is clearly seen in the things he writes. He makes sure topics he discusses aren’t only properly explained, but entertaining as well. As a photography enthusiast, he’s currently trying to tackle street photography with his film camera.

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