I get a lot of questions as to how I shoot my studio photos. This is where the magic happens. I shoot most of the photos in my office.

This is how it looks:
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls

I have a Giottos backdrop stand that I set up against the wall.

I use Savage seamless paper rolls for my backgrounds, they last forever (most of mine are more than 7 years old). I have a couple 107 inch wide rolls but they’re too big to fit in my small office space. Most of mine are 53″.

I use two studio lights; an Alien Bee B800 and a B400. The B800 is used with an umbrella or a soft box and the B400 is used without an umbrella bounced off the wall (it just helps with the shadows.)

I set this up for the first day of school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, birthdays and any other special occasion that warrants a photo shoot (which I always take advantage of). Not to mention we always seem to get a couple visitors when the backdrop is set up – photo fun for all!

It all fits nicely in the office closet making it quick and easy to set up whenever the moment strikes – or weekly when I’m doing a photo project of my baby!

Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls
Life with Fingerprints: How to set up a photo studio in your home using Savage seamless paper rolls

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