Monday, February 9, 2015

Wrapping up Studio Renovations

We took a short break from the blog the last few weeks due to how crazy it has been around the studio. In addition to our normal shooting schedule, the studio was painted, cleaned, and is in the process of reorganization.

Our first step in the renovation was a fresh coat of paint for the studio. We decided to add touches of SGS orange to accent a few different spots in the lobby. I think it creates a nice warm welcome to the studio when you first come through the door.

Some of our artwork is in need of updating, so in the coming weeks we will have new photos printed for the walls to freshen up the space and show off our newest work.

One of our first goals for the our large shooting space (Studio 1) was to organize, make better use of the ample floor space, and eliminate clutter. One of Kevin's ideas to accomplish this goal was to use slat board to move items off the floor and towards the wall. In order to hang the heavy board, we first needed to hang a frame and mount it into studs. Using 2x4s and 2 inch edging, we built a simple frame for the board and mounted it to the wall.

Using different wall accessories on the board, we are able to hang reflectors, grids and other shooting essentials. Having the option to hang items neatly in the open will help Kevin and myself to save time during shoots. 

Besides the installation of the slat board, we painted and rearranged the studio. We removed several older room sets, and shifted the location of the client sitting area next to the windows to allow better light.

We plan to reorganize our other studio space in a similar way to Studio 1 in the coming weeks. 

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