COMMIT AND IMPROVISE
Commit to something even if you're not 100% ready. Doing so makes you improvise and typically you'll produce something better than expected. The following outlines how we created a photo shoot without typical studio equipment.
1. Backdrop - 10' x 15' scrap of GAF Thermoplastic Roofing Membrane. This roof membrane worked great as it is smooth, durable, and two-toned (white/charcoal). The charcoal side was too glossy so I used an interior latex paint by Pittsburg to change the color and finish. Lastly, aluminum termination bar sandwiched the sheet to keep it flat while creating a strong edge for hanging.
2. Lighting on a Budget - LED Shop lights worked well enough to light April's face and the backdrop. The photos turned out better than expected but lighting and color correction was needed.
3. Gear Ties and S-Hooks - These worked great for quick lighting changes.
The Charcoal side before painting.