One thing that I’ve learned in having my own studio to shoot in is that it is constantly in a state of change. I always seem to be rearranging and altering things based upon what I’m currently photographing.

For my stock work, I find that I’m wanting to get away from shooting on seamless paper more and more. I like creating “life-like” scenes and paper backdrops deter from this.

I have shot a few successful images on the previous “brown-ish” walls left over from the office that used to be in the space (here’s an example), but the color just wasn’t as versatile as I wanted. So this morning I took off my photographer hat and put on my painter hat and got to it.

I now have about 1/4 of my small studio space with white walls to shoot against. This will come in handy for the first shoot on them this Saturday – a stock session recreating a child’s birthday party.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/80 second, f/10, ISO 100