*Planning A Home Photography Studio

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.

Good lighting

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.

Plain walls

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.

Photo Credit: Claire Nolan Photography

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.



  1. October 26, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    That is my dream to have a studio in my own home. My studio apartment is so small but it gets such killer light! Maybe one day!

  2. October 27, 2017 / 6:22 am

    Photography is something I love too and I totally agree with white walls being our best friend! Quite difficult to get a spot free one considering those scribblings on the walls 🙂

  3. October 27, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I’d have been tempted to take the house just on that attic room alone! I’d love to have the space to take amazing photos. I think I’d be lazy about the editing.
    I think if I was going to have a dedicated room in my house, I’d have a hobby room. I love learning new skills and trying new things.

  4. Sarah
    October 28, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I agree with the light, definitely. We have one room in our house with the best light and it makes such a difference. X

  5. Joanna
    October 28, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I have a small photo studio at home, where I shoot all the product photos for my blog. Indeed light is really important, as you don’t want unwanted shadows or reflections in your photos.

  6. November 21, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    Yep! Totally hear you! I’m a wedding cake designer and I use our kitchen and utility room, which is fine but I’d love to have a dedicated space too.

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