November 17, 2013

Photography ~ Indoor Photography and Video Lighting for Small Spaces

Canon EOS Rebel T3i

This is my first professional camera that I've had for a few years now, it was a gift from my husband. Now I shoot all the photos for my Blogs using my Canon EOS Rebel T3i.  I have to admit that i've become pretty good thanks to numerous online forums and photography Blogs.

Prior to this, I was using my HD Canon Vixia HFR11 Camcorder (discontinued) similar one here to shoot my photos. It turned out to be an excellent option for high resolution photos for internet use until I could get my hands on a professional camera.  But I don't recommend using a camcorder for continued use for still photos just because you have to keep switching the settings.

 
Several times I went to shoot a video and forgot to change setting, when I went to view it, it wasn't as clear/sharp as I needed it to be. The camera setting are quite different from the video settings and having to remake a video just because you forgot to switch setting is very tiring!


Canon Vixia HFR11 HD Camcorder

Below is my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 16.1 Megapixel point and shoot camera.  I use this camera for all my face photos, this includes closeups of my eyes and any hair photos. I also use it for shooting fitness and body photos that I post on Instagram.  I can't hold my other camera as well as I can hold this one and you need an automatic focus and shoot camera for the small stuff.  I carry this camera on outings with family and it practically stays in my purse.

Sony Cybershot DSC-W690 16.1mp

This is my ever-changing office space which serves as my office, my photography studio, my makeup studio and my meditation studio.... there's a lot going on in this space! I can come in here and close the door and work for hours.  There's also a TV on the wall right between the two nail racks, you can probably see the very bottom it if you look up at the top of the photo.

Photo/Video Lighting for Small Spaces

Lastly, I shot a video giving a full panoramic tour of my room.  I also talked about my photography and video equipment including lighting and where I purchased everything.  All in all, you're probably going to spend upward to $1500 for everything, but you don't have to purchase everything all at once.  Take your time and acquire items one at a time.  You will find that you'll be replacing light bulbs for your umbrellas once a month because they burn out like crazy!


If you're interested in taking photography classes, I recommend Craftsy's which offers classes online for those of you that might be interested in perfecting your photography skills.  

Let me know if you have a particular set-up in your home for photography and video shooting.  If so, be sure and post your links so I can check it out!

Canon EOS Rebel T3i