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Studio in a garage

sebas77
Posted 05/08/2017 - 10:16 Link
I am upgrading to a new house with garage and I hope finally I can have a studio. Do you think is feasible to build a studio in 3mX6m space?
JAK
Posted 05/08/2017 - 10:29 Link
Those DIY photo booths on station platforms aren't anywhere near as large a that!
John K
Edited by JAK: 05/08/2017 - 10:30
sebas77
Posted 05/08/2017 - 10:47 Link
Hehehemm
Chrism8
Posted 05/08/2017 - 11:09 Link
Depends on what you want to shoot, if its full length portraits you'll struggle, Still life, Objects, Head and Shoulders, will be fine, some of the 3m witch will be taken up by the light stands unless you wall or ceiling mount them, but then you'll lose the flexibility of being able to move them around
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McBrian
Posted 05/08/2017 - 17:30 Link
Our camera club studio is only 5m long x 4m wide, we have no problem doing full length shots, the height of the studio will be the more limiting factor, ours is just under 3m which does cause a problem some times.
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pschlute
Posted 05/08/2017 - 17:59 - Helpful Comment Link
Have you considered wall mounts with jointed/extendable arms that you can attatch your flash heads/softboxes etc to? Would give you added flexibility without tripping over the stands.

What I want to know though.....where will the car live?
sebas77
Posted 05/08/2017 - 18:41 Link
pschlute wrote:
Have you considered wall mounts with jointed/extendable arms that you can attatch your flash heads/softboxes etc to? Would give you added flexibility without tripping over the stands.

What I want to know though.....where will the car live?

Heheenhe it's a residential area with a lot private parking. I would never use the garage for the car.
JAK
Posted 05/08/2017 - 18:46 Link
Are you intending to basically keep it as a garage or turn it into an extra room?
John K
Gwyn
Posted 05/08/2017 - 20:16 Link
I'd thought along the same lines until we found a house with the garage already turned into a music room. His Nibs ecstatic, me stuck in the box room again.
RobL
Posted 05/08/2017 - 23:27 Link
I would have thought no problem with the floor space, you have to work with what you have. The height may be a limitation, but important to get it insulated if not already. Will you replace the door with infill? I once had a studio with a bespoke double glazed screen and door in place of the garage door, or if that is a problem then there are options for replacing the door with an insulated type. From a local garage door supplier I currently have a pair of hinged insulated metal doors with gaskets which are most effective and don't look out of place, there was insufficient headroom for a segmented door which is the other option.
sebas77
Posted 06/08/2017 - 10:00 Link
no I will not use it as a garage, my wife wanted to create a little "taverna" out of it, with oven wood, but I took over it, it's miiiine . Why would I need an insulated door?
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Posted 06/08/2017 - 11:16 Link
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RobL
Posted 06/08/2017 - 13:10 Link
sebas77 wrote:
no I will not use it as a garage, my wife wanted to create a little "taverna" out of it, with oven wood, but I took over it, it's miiiine . Why would I need an insulated door?

Apart from the cold and droughts I was getting dust and debris blowing in so difficult to keep clean. I tried a draughtseal from B&Q on the up and over door but then it wouldn't close, but you might like to try that. The replacement has completely solved the problem. Is there a side door? If so then you could erect a timber framed screen behind the main door.
JAK
Posted 06/08/2017 - 13:59 - Helpful Comment Link
Ah, I see, it's completed. Well done. I sneeked this photo when you were out!
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dalebaker
Posted 21/11/2017 - 06:06 Link
Nice looking studio you got there.

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