Build a DIY Home Studio
with Mike Hagen
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01 Class Introduction02:54
Class duration: 4h 48mSee all 20 lessons
About The Class
Create A Studio Wherever You Live
Getting started in photography and looking to go beyond natural light? Not every piece of equipment needs to hurt your wallet. Join Mike Hagen as he shows you how to create your own do it yourself home studio. He’ll show you to create a $10,000 DIY photography studio on a budget and how to utilize and still create quality looking images.
- How to find and create grip equipment by shopping at your local hardware store
- How to create a tabletop studio in your home
- How to put together and light a portrait studio on a budget.
Home Studio Space Considerations15:19
Low Budget DIY Studio06:45
Camera Settings For Low Light08:55
Live Shoot: Low Ceiling28:28
Backdrop Considerations for DIY12:00
Build a DIY Backdrop Stand12:42
DIY Portrait Lighting17:30
Live Shoot; DIY Portraits28:34
Build a DIY Light Tent20:17
LiveShoot: DIY Product Photography Part 118:30
Live Shoot: DIY Product Photography Part 213:45
Live Shoot: DIY Home Business Photography04:39
Build a DIY Macro Lighting Tub12:09
Live Shoot: DIY Lighting Tub10:46
Live Shoot: Natural Lighting With Modifiers Part 121:12
Live Shoot: Natural Lighting With Modifiers Part 209:21
Build DIY Gobos04:48
Live Shoot: the Ultimate in DIY21:11
Mike Hagen is a professional photographer, author, and workshop leader. He's taught hundreds of workshops and thousands of students over the years on just about all photo topics including camera gear, studio lighting, Photoshop®, Lightroom®, landscape, travel, and digital workflow. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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I was so glad to see Mike! He taught my first DSLR class (Nikon D70 - then Nikon D300). I love his presentation style. It is so clear and he takes care of showing details that get in the way of actually 'doing it'. And I like the way he emphasizes good manners when dealing with a model. Well done Mike!
I've watched this class a few times when it's been on-air and I realized I really need to just buy it. I find Mike so likable and engaging, and I love how he talks you through the shoot while experimenting. Sometimes the experts show you the perfect way to do it the first time but it leaves you not really able to troubleshoot when you are doing it yourself. I already own a lot of gear that his DIY equipment is emulating, but it's really artistically inspiring to see his creative approaches.
This course is fantastic! You don't need a lot of money to start a studio or go on location. Mike shows some great easy hacks anyone can use to create a studio and create professional photographs that will earn you the money to then purchase more pro equipment. I got some great ideas I'll be using on my next shoot!
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