My basement studio is complete!

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    A few coats of paint, some new ceiling tiles and a lot of time later, the studio is complete. All that's left are the decorating touches - pictures, some different furniture, and so forth.

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    The office end looks kinda ugly in these pictures, but it's actually pretty sweet. It'll be especially nice when some pictures are on the walls and I have my computer etc set up.
    There's also a bedroom right off of the main room, which will double as a prop room as well as a makeup/change room.
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    Cool! Can not wait to see the results.

    Love & Bass
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    Nice work.
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    Very awsome

    you can do some tricks to get away from the issues of low ceiling. creatively bouncing a strobe off the ceiling, or if you need it direct you can lower the power significantly,.... I dont know all the tricks but Im sure youll be fine in there, looks very nice
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    Much much better than I could have done congradulations.
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    What color and finish are those walls? They look a little too reflective. I think the best paint for studio walls is the least reflective...matte maybe?
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    Now, how much to do mine?
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    Very Nice, the place look very neat!!
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    The walls are a deep grey, matte finish. There are apparently 3 levels of matte (from total matte, mid-matte, almost-lacquer matte). So I went with almost-lacquer, hoping to bridge the gap between ugly functional studio and very nice, unfunctional room.

    They are a bit reflective, but not too bad. Won't put any color cast on people and perhaps it'll make me be a little more aware of my light control.
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    That makes sense...I can't wait to see some results.
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    Wow, very nice.
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    very very nice ... what are the dimensions of the actual shooting studio area?
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    Very nice job! Good luck..
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    that looks very nice indeed, god job :)
    Have fun down there :thumbup:
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    Thanks! Dimensions are 7' high, 12' wide, 35' long (give or take). So low roof, but nice and long and wide enough to get the job done.

    Have my first shoot there tonight!
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    Looks nice! Can't wait to see the pics from this room.
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    Hmmm, I wanna see another photo (candid) in a month or so ......
    Don't mind me, I'm only jealous:wink:. What's not to like? I had to give up a darkroom (not a studio) years ago, and I'm still a bit sensitive you know ..... I've still got some hot lights from my 4X5 days - there's always the little internal courtyard come to think of it (no bouncing down though) .....
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    Very nice job, hope you have many happy years of use.
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    A couple shots from the studio:

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    Awesome!!

    What kind of shooting will you do? Product catalogues, private portraits?

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