That’s Who I am Self Portraits


shari Photography

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.


Shari Photography

Our professional photography studio specializes in business and acting headshots and event photography. The headshot studio has over 15 years by providing exceptional headshots, quick turnarounds and amazing customer service.

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