Cramped But Cool Studio: Polished, 300-Square-Foot Reno near Toronto
Toronto-based people and pet photographer Bob Menard of MNRD Photography recently completed a renovation on the 300-square-foot basement shooting/working space in the basement of his home, and was kind enough to show us the results.
“I had been using it as my studio before, but it was more of a makeshift setup with fluorescent lighting, popcorn ceilings and carpeting. Not exactly a space I was proud to bring clients to,” Menard says. After the renovation, the space now features eggshell-painted walls, Barnboard Laminate floors, and 5000K LED lights, which he selected for their energy efficiency and color balance, and to brighten the space as much as possible. Menard also says, “I’ve created an office space in one corner (ideal for tethered shooting) and a small viewing area in another with ample storage for my photographic accessories.”
Does your workspace pack maximum efficiency into limited space? If so, we hope you’ll share it with PDN readers in our Cramped But Cool Studio Showcase. Send us a jpeg or two or three, plus a description of the space and what you like about it to firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to put “Cramped but Cool” in the subject line). The photographer whose Cramped But Cool studio gets the most positive comments and votes on our Facebook page will win a gift certificate to photo retailer B&H Photo & Video.
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