British homes are just too small

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British homes are just too small
Apr 13, 2013

Has been looking at setting up a small home studio but now feels discouraged.

Wants to achieve the best results I can but all the reading I have done suggested you need a room at least 15 by 20 foot.

For Instance I have read that you need at least 6 foot separating your subject from your chosen backdrop to achieve that whiteout look without shadow.

Now my home is a small victorian terrace.

The Largest room is 12 x 15 foot and full of furniture.

So how much can you achieve in such a small space ?

Wants to focus on single person portraits/a self portrait project that allows me to learn some lighting techniques.

Has considered just using my two Canon 580 Ex 11 speed lights, a Lightbox and a reflector and stands . Feels it is not worth buying proper strobe lights as space is so limited.

What can you achieve in such a small space ? Advice appreciated.

Thanks, Phil

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