Chapter 4. Setting Up a Working Studio

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The beginning is the most important part of the work.

—Plato

A working photography studio has a lot of camera gear, props, backdrops, media, supplies, stationery, computers, and storage options. It also typically has furniture—desks, chairs, and file cabinets—and of course a mechanism to show images from the shoot and an abundance of photographs! There are also lighting kits, reflectors, c-stands and stools, chairs, and benches. But a working studio is far more than just all the gear and accessories within it. It’s a hotbed of creativity, a gallery of your work, a production studio, a meeting place, a sales ...

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