My little photo booth for portfolio shots, at home

As a graphic designer, besides the mission of create stunning and beautiful art piece, another important duty is to present them nicely to clients and potential clients. We don’t need the pricey professional camera or a spacious studio to finish it, all we need is just the basic concept of photography, like the relationship of aperture, shutter speed and iso, plus some color sheets for the backdrop, we’re ready to go. Let me show you how do I turn my tiny house into a temporary photo booth.

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The 1st thing to do is to choose the suitable color sheet for the background, the principle is not to conflict with main objects, I tend to use the earthy colors, as you can see in my portfolio pages.

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This is the basic setup, I will move the table next to the window, in order to get the natural sun light comes in, since I didn’t own any flash, therefore all shots need to be taken at day time, and it should be a sunny day, the picture will looks a little bit grey if I do it on cloudy day, this is the biggest constrain of my portfolio shots!

This is the result. It is not too bad to using the natural sun light.

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But too much sun light is the problem too! It will lead to loss the details, and the contrast will be too strong.

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Sometime I want to make a overhead shot, I will use this method to hang my camera, in this situation I will will my Lumix G 14mm, wider and capture more area.

 

The camera I use for my portfolio shots:

Body:Panasonic Lumix G1

Lenses: Lumix G 20mm, 14mm

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