One thing that has always been a bit of a challenge for me at my current studio is shooting large objects. I built the studio to accommodate everything from jewelry up to mid-size objects, say 3′ x 4′. Bigger than that and I have had to work to find ways to get enough room to get far enough away from the object and to have a big enough background, and I’ve been hampered by the 8′ ceiling.
No more. I have a new space here, built to accommodate much larger objects. It is 24′ x 32′, and has a 14′ ceiling at the center. It is not fully fitted out yet, but it is in service, and I’ve already had several shoots in it. Over the next few months I’ll be adding electricity (currently running off my smaller studio). It has a standing wall at one end which is currently 8′ x 8′, which I will be expanding to 16′ x 8′, for hanging wall-mounted work. For objects which sit on the floor or on a pedestal I can roll out 9′ wide seamless paper, which I can double for additional width if necessary. I can accommodate objects up to 10′ in height, and have roll-up garage doors for entry. And, of course, I still have the main studio for all the smaller stuff.
So, if you are making big stuff, bring it on! Furniture, sculpture, anything too big for the standard space, I can accommodate it now. Here are a couple photos of the space in action.