Studio Photography photo

Photographers are no stranger to jerry-rigging gear to save a buck (or a thousand) and getting that perfect shot when a piece of equipment breaks. From adjusting flashes and lens hoods, to building portable studio-sized lightboxes, DIY is a staple of the craft.

And, for the enthusiasts and burgeoning professionals who want to create studio quality images, but don’t have the physical studio or equipment, Cooperative of Photography has you covered. With their new DIY video on using household objects to create a home studio, you can learn some tricks on photographing different objects without leaving the comfort of your home or breaking the bank.

From Legos to bikes, COOPH demonstrates how to turn the likes of parchment paper into a light diffuser, stationery paper into a backdrop and adjusting your household lamps into studio stand-ins among other quick and thrifty fixes.