Setting Up Your Own Tabletop Studio

The size and location of your tabletop studio depends primarily on what you intend to photograph. If you’re planning on occasionally shooting small objects like watches or jewelry, working on a desk won’t pose any problems for you. Larger objects—especially those that require complex lighting setups—may require the use of an entire room. If you plan on taking pictures of food, the proximity of the kitchen should also factor into your considerations.

The Simple Solution

The least expensive solution consists of a table pushed up against a wall, on top of which is a piece of white cardboard to create a backdrop ...

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