DIY home studio

Dear all,

Since I do not want to hi-jack another thread – here’s a fresh one :slight_smile:

It does not take much to make a home studio. It all depends on your goals as well as the size of your task. Here is one example:

You need a product shot?

That photo was made using this elaborate “studio”:

Light tent = a used C5 envelope, formerly containing our electricity bill.
Note the handheld LED flashlight, upper right.

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden


Good job, @Claes, the farthest object looks like SS Enterprise without its “wings”

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Here’s one I made out of a modified IKEA Skubb storage cube. Basically cut windows out the sides & tops, cutting a window out of the plastic reinforcement , leaving just one layer of fabric to act like a diffuser.

Then a bit of black card to act like a backdrop.

Best of all, it all folds away!


And now, for a more elegant one, the Bath Tub shot:

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden


Do tell about these pens… I love pens.

Oh, you are a pen(n)alist, too?
Actually, I believe that we’d better transfer that subject onto the PM dept, don’t you agree?
In short: those are the fountain pens that I have in active rotation…

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden

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Didn’t get to tell you yesterday but boy do I enjoy your photography.


I used to use a light tent made out of white linen (like a bed sheet) and just cut a hole in it for the lens to fit through. I had to photograph historical spoons for a collection.