Trisha of Makeup Files tagged me to do this fun ‘Where the Magic Happens’ post, which asks for a picture and description of my office/workspace. Unfortunately, my laptop and I are not on speaking terms right now, as it has been behaving atrociously for the past I-don’t-even-remember-how-long. Granted, it’s 5 years old, but it’s died 6 times already today, and that is not an exaggeration. So I went to my laptop and I said, “You just lost your picture privileges for the day.”
Now we both know who’s boss.
Besides, where the magic really happens for me is in the living room. Which I have been converting into a makeshift studio over the past couple of weeks (this delights my family to no end). I decided to take you through my photo setup instead, which is still a work in progress.
On the top, I have a pile of mirrors and my ‘shooting glasses.’ I wear these when I take product photos, since my wimpy eyes can’t handle the light. Apparently I also have a slight masochistic streak because I always forget they’re tinted, and freak out when I press the ‘play’ button to inspect my pictures.
Omg, why is everything green?!
And yet I continue giving myself panic attacks on a daily basis, instead of wearing a pair of regular sunglasses. I’m not so bright.
I use clothespins and a wooden dowel to hold up the seamless (infinity sweep background, or in less confusing terms, a big piece of white paper).
My light source, which the school kindly let me borrow:
A diffuser I made with a plastic tablecloth from the 99 cents store:
And there you have it! My shooting setup, where the magic happens. Or where the magic will happen once I finish putting it together.
Here’s my previous magic box, which I made after I ruined this one. It’s three pieces of posterboard taped together, and a fourth one which plops onto the top (I got tired of taping things). Plus the seamless, which creates that nice infinity effect inside. I only used this for a week, but then I decided to shoot outside of a light tent instead. Oh well, it was a good character building exercise:
Curious minds want to know, where does the magic happen for you? Tell me know where you work your magic, whether it’s your office, your lightbox, or your vanity. And if you’d like to take some pictures or dedicate a post to this, even better! I love looking at fellow bloggers’ workspaces.
And now the oven is buzzing, so I’m off to rescue my quiche!