This is how our guest room typically looks and this is a little peak into how I do my photographs for this blog. I intend to add a static page about my photos but hopefully this post will answer some of your questions in the meantime. So my husband, Stefan, is a pretty good amateur photographer. He is a gadget guy and doesn’t really do anything half way so we have a lot of camera equipment. A LOT. One thing we have is seamless background paper and studio lights. Before we got dining room furniture we only had two gigantic rolls of the paper — one black and one white — for Stefan to use for people portraits. Once the dining room ceased being a studio and became a dining room we didn’t have room to keep the big rolls up all the time. So we bought a small roll — 53″ wide — of white paper and a tiny roll — 26″ wide — of black for crafty photos and photos of one kid, sitting down in the case of the white.
We set the background stand up in the guest room and unroll the paper onto the bed. We leave a small piece of MDF on the bed to support whatever we’re photographing. The light on the left is set up as a normal flash and the light on the right is set up as a soft box — a recent addition. I know very little about the technical aspects of photography so I pretty much leave everything set up the way Stefan left it and go from there. Mostly we use a Canon EOS 10D but we also have a Canon PowerShot SD200 that we use more for snapshots. So there’s a little corner that I usually don’t show anyone — at least not when it looks like that.