When I was turning 30 back in January, I knew I wanted to do something to commemorate to moment. And do something a bit extra, which is well within my personality. Because, to be fair, it doesn’t take much for me to want to do something extra.
I decided I wanted to do a photoshoot, and to save a few bucks, do it in my home. I’ve admired the work of Philly photographer (and comedian!) Josh Marti, and had asked if he wouldn’t mind photographing this for me. I was so thankful when he said yes, but knew that I had to begin transforming my apartment.
The tools I used to create an at-home studio were:
- Assorted acrylic paint
- White bed sheet
- Command strips for hanging said bed sheet
- Ring light ($40) from Amazon
I haphazardly painted lines across the bed sheet, to add some more color and dimension to the otherwise blank canvas. I also knew exactly what I wanted to wear, which was half the battle solved.
Once the paint dried, I hung it up in my living room, propped the ring light on a stool – and bam. Studio accomplished.
No photographer? No problem. You could surely achieve the same with a tripod and self-timer.
I was so thrilled with how photos came out (thank you Josh!), and below are some of my favorites <3