This is the forth in our series looking at essential tools for your photography business. We’re going to be looking at some of the essential tools you’ll need to acquire in at least the first year (if not the first month) of your business.Other articles in this series –
Part 1 – Software and Online Presence
Part 2 – Financials
Part 3 – Wedding Photographers
Part 4 – Studio Portrait Photographers
We’re going to look at two recommended setups for portrait photographers with the first being a basic studio setup. Next week we’re going to be concentrating on location portrait photographers.
Depending on what you specialise in might change what set-up you have but really only in regards to the props you use. I’m going to concentrate on the things you’ll need for nice and simple family portraits……. that doesn’t mean a white background….. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again……. it’s not 2005 anymore!
The most basic (and yet extremely versatile) setup I can think of …..
- 2 lights and a large soft-box
- Grey paper background
- 4 stands (x2 for background x2 for lights)
- Coloured Gels