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How to Pick a Photography Studio Kit

Learn how to pick a photography studio kit from professional photographer Chris Ryan in this Howcast video.


"My name is Chris Ryan. I'm a photographer. We're here at my studio, Chris Ryan Photography, in northwest Portland. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit my website at, or if you'd like to follow my daily activities, go to my Facebook page, Chris Ryan Photography in Portland, Oregon. Today, I'm going to talk to you about studio photography.

How to choose a good studio photography kit. Every studio needs certain elements to cover all the bases. The first thing you need are some lights, a good camera, a couple different lenses. You need a lens for portraiture, so let's a 50 mm, ideally F 1.4, that's a good all-around portraiture lens, and then a good macro lens is very useful as well for product photography. So you've got your camera, you've got your lights, you need a background, or multiple backgrounds, but if I'm just going to choose one, I'm going to choose a roll of white paper and a nice stool, or chair, to position your subject on if you're doing portraiture, a little table to do tabletop work, a nice tripod, wireless radio transmitters to fire your lights, if not you can always use a long cable."

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