Thursday, March 7, 2013

Prop & Backdrop Storage Ideas

So when I say my studio space is small, I mean it's itty bitty! I took over our spare bedroom in our 1000 square foot, three bedroom house and it's maybe 10' by 12'? Don't ask me what we'll do when we have baby #3... Take over the garage? (for the studio, not the baby ;-) 
 
Such a humble shooting space is not ideal, but it's do-able and it works for me (much better than taking over the living room antime I wanted to do an indoor shoot!) This room has been a work-in-progress for about a year now, and I don't think I will ever really be finished with it. Is anyone else like that? I'm always coming up with something else I want done! But working in such a small space you have to maximize every inch, including vertical wall space!
 
I had my dad build this backdrop storage rack based on this picture I found from Cindy Ellis here. 
 

I use the bottom peg to also tie up my buntings and banners. I love having everything on display so that my customers can see all the options they have available. I store our backdrops (many of which are available--for a super affordable price--in the Etsy shop and will ship out within one to three business days) If you're also wondering why I use two PVC lengths for each backdrop, chech out this post here for an easy backdrop stand tutorial!


See how the top peg is a little longer in this picture? That's the 5' length, and I used to just hang the backdrop that was in use off of that one, but it didn't work so well to have the backdrop hanging on the wall next to the door. It works much better for the flow in the room (if you can have a "flow" in a few square foot space) to have the backdrop up on the opposite wall.

If I were to do anything different, I would've added more pegs and made them closer together, and also make the pegs longer so that it could hold two backdrops on each.  I never anticipated having more than 11 different backdrops... But I think I have closer to twice that many! Maybe it was foresight, but I didn't actually glue in the dowells. So now I've bought more dowell, I just need to find an afternoon to cut, paint and change them out.


This prop storage idea I found on pinterest from Jennifer Jayne Photography's post here. How genious! Once again, I want my clients to be able to see what's available!



I found these rod Clips to cost about 4x less per clip than the other ones, and they work just fine.

I also make 90% of my hats/diaper covers, rompers, etc. so maybe it's a pride thing that I want them on display and not kept in a dark tote or box somewhere? Haha
 
Isn't it beautiful? I'm so grateful for the internet.
I'm not sure I could come up with this stuff on my own!
 
 
Con cariño,

Alea

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  7. I love this idea! I was wondering what hooks would work for beanie hats etc, without looking tacky. I saw a similar set up before, but I sure like yours! I also love the idea how to store backdrops. I need to get one of those made. Ha! Love this blog for an inspiration! Thanks for sharing! Angela Butler - Clarksville, TN - Newborn and Children Photographer

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  8. Hi, I sent you a message Etsy, but wondering how you store your larger 10x20 vertical backdrops? I know they are not supposed to be stored horizontally (I've been told). Looking for another great design like yours to store the big backdrops. Any resources or ideas? Thanks. Love your shop and blog!!! Carolyn Reed

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  9. I love this and plan to copy cat it :) Can you please let me know where you buy your backdrop fabrics? I am loving all the different prints.

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  10. This is fantastic! You just answered all my questions! I will continue to follow you!

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  11. I looked at your shop on Etsy and I didn't see the flooring you've used. Is that something you sell? I thought your pictures have at least 2 different types of flooring if I'm not mistaken.

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    1. Please forgive me for taking over a year to reply! Hopefully you've figured something out by now but I will give a response and might be able to help others with the same question...

      The white floor drop is from a website called Lemon Drop Stop (I think that design is called skinny shabby worn white) and the brown flooring (that I use for cake smashes since it is mop-able) is just snap together laminate flooring from lowes or home depot. You can buy one package for as cheap as about $25 here. Both need to be on a solid surface so when I'm working on carpet I will put down a 5'x5' piece of 1/4" plywood.

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  12. I am currently setting up a studio in my spare 10x10 3rd bedroom as well, and this would be an amazing thing to have for me. I only have 2 1/2 workable walls in this room, as one wall is entirely made up of windows. The other has the door to the room AND the walk in closet door. I would love to know how to make something like this, or find a place to purchase something like this.

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