DIY home studio thoughts.

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    I am thinking of putting together a small studio in my garage or spare room. Its harder to get out around town to shoot with my 3 month old son, so why not set something up at home to have fun with and practice lighting.

    Here are my thoughts, a couple DIY beauty dishes, some sort of backlighting, another beauty dish? I would like to get a black and/or white background, Is there any material that would be good rather than buying the real thing? I know the saying you get what you pay for, just curious if there is anything I can put together myself.
     
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    What are you planning on shooting and how much is your budget?
     
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    People, maybe $100.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Pretty cheap budget. What do you have already as far as lighting?
     
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    Paper, on a roll?

    Or is that too close to "the real thing"?

    Paper is probably the cheapest, best looking option.
     
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    Thought about that, but seems like it would not last long at all, wouldnt take much to winkle, Curious if there is any fabric thick enough to use? would be easy to wash.
     
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    That's why it comes on a roll. Once it gets dirty/wrinkled you just rip it off and pull out a new peice.
     
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    nothing, thinking of doing a couple DIY beauty dishes.
     
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    some PCV should work fine...

    How about lighting? thinking about 2 DIY beauty dishes, one on each side, and then one backlight?
     

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