Back to the Studio

HummusCelery_1849, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

I must confess…I have always wanted to setup and run a small photography studio. By that I mean setup a couple of lights, maybe a few softboxes, and have a nice setup in my home…a place where I could just go and play. It’s always been a quiet goal of mine. I love, love, love, studio photography and have so many ideas of what I could shoot if only I had the setup available to me.

Now, I know you can rent such places but renting is not quite the same. I don’t want to trek all across town, have to deal with somebody else’s lights, a pocket wizard that isn’t quite right for my camera, yada yada. No, my dream, if you will, is to have a sort of quiet little private studio space all setup in my home. In a spare bedroom, setup a small lighting rig and a small studio so that I could just go in there and play. I want to play around. I want to be able to leave it setup. I’d love to be able to buy a vase of flowers, leave it setup for a week or so, go in and shoot it again and again and again. Just, you know, just have fun with it.

All this work on my house and not blogging? Well, I’m finally working towards making this dream a reality. I’ve cleared out a room in my home. I’ve installed some shelving. I got a new chair. I have a setup. I’m getting some props and fabric and all. I’ve started taking courses on lighting to find out what’s new and what I can use for my ideal, dream setup. I’m starting to make this happen. And, once it does…once it’s all down and good, why, I’ll be able to do more shots like this. I’ll be able to do some of the studio work I’ve only been thinking about until now. And it will be all like “Carol’s Little Playground” that’s for sure.

I can hardly wait. I know I’ve been quiet and I know you’re probably all wondering “Where the #$%^ is Carol these days?” but, I have to tell you, she’s coming back. She’ll be doing more stuff, fun stuff, stuff she wants to do starting really soon now. And, believe me, it’s going to be so much fun, you won’t want to miss it.

I guess this is the long-winded version of “stay tuned” but I can’t help myself. I want to finally get my little home (read: dream) studio setup and going. Now is the time. The time is right and I’m finally ready, willing, and able to do it.

I promise, you won’t want to miss it once I get it going and all. I plan to have a blast and, the best part? That means you can come along for the ride!

Until next time…


  1. Great Grandma Lin
    November 26, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    what a fun creative idea…will you also do portraits?

  2. Carol
    November 27, 2013 / 2:11 am

    No, no portraits for now. This will just be still life type of work. I'll still do portraits outdoors for the time being.

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