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Old 12-17-2009, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For a long time, my office has done double duty as my studio. I've decided to change that with the new year and I'm looking at some larger digs to house my existing business and my new studio. One place has caught my attention which would give me the necessary office space I need plus and interior restroom, a dressing/makeup room (11x16) and a camera room that will be 15X24 with 10' ceiling height (may get them to push it to 12'). In addition, there is a warehouse in the back which is 24X35 which could double as a shooting area for large sets or larger groups except during the summer months when it's too hot back there.

My question has to do with the size of the 'main' camera room (15X24). Is that too narrow? I shoot families, individuals (including models) and HS seniors. What do you think?

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Re: Studio Size
Old 12-17-2009, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As long as your not storing props along the side you may get by with 15'. It's a little on the narrow side but workable.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it is too narrow and too short. I am much more comfortable shooting on 12 foot seamless for families and models. I also like a 30 foot through to get enough distance from the background to the subject and to shoot with a short telephoto lens.

Better to invest in heating and cooling that back area and save this area for quickie snaps and table top photography.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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After making your office at home work 15x24 will seem huge for a while. I would definitely have them push the ceiling to 12’ or 13’ if they can. Remember your feet aren’t glued to the floor. By getting up on a platform or ladder will change your shooting area. The only problem I see would be your larger groups but you could arrange them for a narrower shot.

I liked your statement on the interior restroom. Did you make everyone go outside with your old office?
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well yes & no. Outside as in "There is a restroom in the courtyard, here's the key". Not outside as in "You can use those bushes over there in the corner" :-)

Good point about the ceiling height. 10 foot may not be enough. ALthough I do have the area out back if needed (9 months out of the year).
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What I thought was an outhouse. Growing up we had one and my mother use to tell everyone we had two rooms and a path.
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One thing I have noticed about my shooting spaces over the years is that the bigger the space gets, the more junk I end up putting in it! The majority of my work is done in a 16x25/30 foot space even though my space is 26x38 I believe. I think the ceiling height is the most important detail, as you can always put larger families on step stools or posing blocks etc to make them more 8x10 cropping ratio friendly rather than panoramic. I have found with a low ceiling, the light gets pretty flat because its bouncing all over. Its a little harder to make dramatic light for your seniors when you have built in reflectors

Sorry I don't have any samples to show you, I have just started posting somewhat regularily and with the upcoming website conversion, I didn't want to get in too deep! Have a great weekend.
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Oh, one more thing . . . I spend 6 months a year shooting inside, because its too damn cold up here, I would much rather have your problem where its too hot!!
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