Studio in a garage


sebas77

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 10:16
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

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 10:29
Those DIY photo booths on station platforms aren't anywhere near as large a that!
John K
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sebas77

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 10:47
Hehehemm

Chrism8

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 11:09
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

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 17:30
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

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 17:59
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?
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sebas77

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 18:41
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

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 18:46
Are you intending to basically keep it as a garage or turn it into an extra room?
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Gwyn

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 20:16
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

Link Posted 05/08/2017 - 23:27
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

Link Posted 06/08/2017 - 10:00
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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Link Posted 06/08/2017 - 11:16
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RobL

Link Posted 06/08/2017 - 13:10
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

Link Posted 06/08/2017 - 13:59
Ah, I see, it's completed. Well done. I sneeked this photo when you were out!


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dalebaker

Link Posted 21/11/2017 - 06:06
Nice looking studio you got there.
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