The equipment has been ordered, and here's what we will be using:
- 2 Kino Flo Diva fluorescent lights (each has 2 tubes and include a dimmer).
- Lamp with reflector (hair light) that will hold a 30 watt GE Reveal True Color flood.
- 10' x 12' gray, muslin backdrop.
This will be a very small studio and the above should provide very sufficient lighting. I did not include a light reflector, which is good for removing any shadows. I learned that if one is necessary, I can actually use a windshield reflector that is bought inexpensively at any auto supply store. It may not look as professional, but will save 40 to 50 dollars.
Below is a picture of the empty studio. It is small, approximately 12' x 12', and is not a perfect square, but has column on one side and an inset on the left wall.
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Here is the layout design:
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An important note: I very recently found out my bank/employer has been acquired. Luckily, the equipment was ordered prior to the acquisition and as these things do not happen immediately, I will be continuing with this project unless told otherwise. I am expecting to get a fair amount of use from the studio prior to the actual change over (2nd quarter 2009, at the earliest).