A Portable Studio: Part II – The Equipment

Rebecca Louise

Rebecca Louise

In a previous post I discussed how I had decided to invest in my own studio lighting that I could easily pack up and transport with me when doing studio shoots. This has the obvious advantage I don’t have to rely on the vagaries of what’s on offer at the studio and means I can control the type and quality of light on a shoot. It also means I’m not constrained to a traditional studio but can shoot anywhere, even outside assuming I can get power to the lighting. Here’s the portable studio I’ve now acquired.

Studio in a Box

Studio in a Box

With the exception of the softbox this all fits in the plastic crate shown (just about) so is fairly transportable. It will also fit in a large holdall if I need to carry it on public transport.

For now this kit satisfies all my needs by way of lighting. Obviously if I need backgrounds etc then they need to be acquired/borrowed however most studios have these. This kit allows me to take the type of image shown at the top if this article (in this case the two D-Lites and the Rotalux softbox) and is quite flexible in terms of lighting styles I can achieve so has been a good investment.

2 Replies to “A Portable Studio: Part II – The Equipment”

  1. […] Chloé Jean is a Life Coach and Stunt Training Actress based in the Midlands. She approached me to get some portraits for her various web and social media sites. Rather than use a studio we were to shoot at her home so this was another great opportunity to use the portable studio set up I’ve written about here. […]

  2. […] portrait photographer who likes to be in control of his lights it’s important how much lighting equipment I need to carry (i.e. less is more) and how quickly I can setup and take down my […]

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