If you follow my work, you know my signature style is outdoor, golden hour portraits at our farm near Audubon, MN. However, I do find it good to have options, such as the ability for indoor studio work. So today, I am going to share with you how easy it is to set up an indoor natural light studio in your living room and get professional results!
What you need for the studio setup:
First off, I want to say this setup is very Sue Bryce inspired! In the beginning years of photography business, I bought a class from Sue Bryce on posing, lighting and business setup. It was an extremely helpful class where I picked up many tips including the inspiration for this setup. So what do you need?
- A Large Window (for natural light)
- V-Flat Reflector (to bounce the light)
- A Wall (for the background)
Here is a behind the scenes peak into what this can look like:
Here is where the magic happens, right behind this v-flat reflector.
To take this photo, I am standing where the subject would stand, see how the white side of the v-flat reflector bounces nice soft light into your subject from the window?
Simple, right? Say we didn't have natural light, we can do a very similar set-up with a softbox rather than the reflector.
Here are some results from this particular natural light set-up:
Go ahead, pick up a v-flat, find someone to model for you (how about your significant other or pet?) and give this very simple natural light studio setup a try!!