Ever since I started thinking about whether or not I wanted to do Photography as a job, and more so since starting up Laura Haley Photography, I’ve been dreaming about a house that lets me have a home studio. It doesn’t help that I viewed a house a while ago that, whilst not right for me at all, had a PERFECT room to be a studio. It’s got me thinking about exactly what I’d want from a home studio.
I need a room that has plenty of natural light during the day. The house I saw had an amazing attic room with Velux roof windows and they let so much light in, I could’ve worked in there for most of the day and that’s just what I want. Fingers crossed I can find somewhere just as good.
Plenty of space
I’d need to be able to put my camera on my tripod and be far enough back to catch that shot with my 35mm or 50mm lens. That means I need a certain amount of space-somewhere like a shed wouldn’t cut it, but your average sized garage should just about be okay.
Ahh, white walls-a photographer’s best friend! I need somewhere with clean, crisp, freshly painted white walls, or at least to be able to paint them myself. Add some twinkly lights on a removable pole and you have the perfect photoshoot background for those beautiful, natural shots. Which leads me nicely on to…
Somewhere to hang backdrops
Not every shoot calls for a white background. Sometimes you want to theme your shoot, so maybe you’re doing a first birthday, with lots of colour and balloons-or something halloweeny with pumkins and a black spooky backdrop. I need somewhere I can hang a curtain rail with different backdrops, so they can be in or out of the shot depending on what I’m working on.
Do you have a burning desire for a room in your house to be dedicated to a job or hobby? Do you have one already?
*This post was written in collaboration with Velux. The topic, all thoughts and words are my own.