In areas with a harsh winter climate, it is often difficult to get outside to take photos. With a home macro photography studio, you can photograph flowers and other small items in the comfort of your house. A macro photography studio also allows you to better control the lighting and set up of your subject or still life arrangement.
Here is what I used to create my home macro photography studio.
- ¾ inch plywood (36 x 36 inches) for the base
- 1 x 3 inch pine boards were screwed to the plywood for raised sides to support the clamping of lights, reflectors and defusers. I did not use the raised sides on the front of the plywood as it could obstruct the photographs.
- A raised frame (25 inches tall) made from 1 x 2 inch pine was attached to the back of the plywood as a stand to clamp the backdrop to the studio.
- For a stand, I set the plywood on top of three layers of moving boxes.
- I used black velvet as the backdrop and clamped it to the elevated frame at the back of the unit.
- The macro photography studio is covered with a plastic drop cloth when not in use to keep dust off of the black velvet.