Sunday, 12 March 2017

Life Hack - How I made a photo studio for less than £15

Good day all! Dave here from TheLastManCrafting blog with a little photography hack i completed this weekend! And it can be all yours for less than £15!! The idea was this, "How can i achieve great looking photos without paying a ridiculous price" and the answer was pretty simple. Get Creative!

(Apologies for the photo heavy blog today!)

All it took was finding a great looking background, a nice and cheap light source and a tripod to hold my camera or phone. As you can see below, it is a pretty simple set up with some staggering results.
Heres some of the results of the studio so far....


Now down to the good stuff! Where did it all come from??

Firstly, a good quality background image. You might not be able to tell, but this actually is a wallpaper sample purchased off eBay. Plenty of different colours, designs and patterns are available online, just make sure to try and get a sample of around two meters, rather than buying an entire roll. This is to keep it on the cheaper side of things!

Secondly, the tripod. This was a cheap tripod i purchased from one of my favourite stores. Flying Tiger, this is a weird and wonderful shop full to the brim with so many strange things that you must have in your life!! Even though the tripod was cheap, i am very happy with the stability and quality of the product. The great thing about this too is that it can hold your mobile phone too! So even if you don't have a digital camera, you can still use your phone to take the photos! 

Finally, my light source. Purchased a little while ago as a desk lamp for myself from IKEA, and it has proven itself to be more than just my desk lamp! 
The lamp goes by the name of "TERTIAL work lamp" in the silver colour if you wish to have a look yourself. It moves in a few different directions making it really diverse when it comes to lighting your crafts/products.
Now down to the maths!
Ikea lamp: £8.50
Flying Tiger Tripod: £3.00
Wood Wallpaper Background: £2.99
Grand total: £14.49

So there you go! a DIY photography studio for less than £15, and with a little creativity and some bargain hunting in shops, you can grab yourself a little studio too!

Happy crafting everyone! Please let us know what you think in the comments below!

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