A self portrait in the studio.
I am loving the background- which I made myself.
How to create awesome backgrounds on the cheap.
- buy insulation boards from Lowes or Home Depot- $15
- Buy paint – no petroleum based paint- $5.
- Paint. $0
That’s seriously it- I put legs on my boards so I can move them around the studio easily. And with legs they can stand on their own.
I painted them in a variety of colors. I layer the paint with different colors so it gets a more textured look. I really like the dark one I created with a little brightness coming through.
The Boards work great with portraits and headshots- not so much with full body shots.
Lighting is pretty simple- Large soft box in front metered at f11. A light directly behind me pointing at the board metered at f 4. And the most essential item- a silver concave reflector at chest level.