Introduction: DIY PORTABLE PHOTOSTUDIO // WORKSHOP IDC
Hi everybody !
Let me introduce ourselves ;)
We are a group of Industrial Product Design engineering students from the University Howest, Belgium
For our engineering course we had to make a multifunctional furniture out of standard components for in our workshop at school. We have chosen to combine a workbench and a photostudio.
In this instructable we will show you how we build it.
if you want to see our design proces click on the link bellow (Dutch)
If you have any suggestions to improve our design or you have any questions
Please let us know in the comments bellow.
Have fun building it !
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Step 1: LIST OF MATERIALS
- 2 Painting canvasses(750 x 1150 mm)
- 1 Block-out roller blind // Tupplur from IKEA (1000 x 1950 mm)
Color: White http://www.ikea.com/be/nl/catalog/products/30349131/#/60349115 or
Color: Black http://www.ikea.com/be/nl/catalog/products/00349118/#/10349113 or
- Shower Curtain // Eggegrund from IKEA (1800 x 2000 mm)
- Wooden beam (19 x 32 mm)
- 4 Piano hinges (750 x 31 mm)
- 4 Channel hinges (80 x 20 mm)
- Stapler + staples
- White nylon thread Ø 2mm
- 4 3D-printed parts
After you've gathered all of the materials, we're going to start making the side frames but first start printing the parts, during printing you can begin with the photo studio so you can save some time.
Step 2: MAKE THE SIDE FRAMES
Before you begin make sure you use the correct materials and tools to make the side frames
Saw the wooden beams on the right size and the right angle
Screw the parts together and add a little wood glue to make the connection stronger (wait until the glue has dried up)
Take two pieces you just screwed together, put the channel hinges on the top and fasten them with screws. (Do this twice)
File roundings at the fold line of each frame (on the other side of the hinges)
Time to attach the shower curtain from IKEA
Step 3: TIME TO ATTACH THE SHOWER CURTAIN FROM IKEA
After testing inexpensive materials that can serve as a diffusion screen, the shower curtain from IKEA came out best.
- First you cut two laps of the curtain at the right size 150 x 110 mm (make sure that it overlaps enough with the frame)
- Take a piece of the shower curtain and lay it on a table
Now take one frame and lay it on top of it (with the hinges faced up)
Take your stapler and attach the curtain on the frame. Make sure that the curtain is pulled tight around the frame, but not to tight
Repeat this for the second frame
Now you're ready to start assembling the photo studio
Step 4: ASSEMBLING THE PHOTOSTUDIO
- Take the two painting canvasses and the two folded side frames
- Place one painting canvas on the table with the wooden structure towards table
- Now place the side frames on top of it, make sure the hinges are pointing outwards
- Place the last painting canvas on top of the side frames with the wooden structure pointing towards you
- Take a piano hinge and screw it on the lower painting canvas and de lower half of the side frame
- Take another piano hinge and screw it on the upper half of the frame and the upper painting canvas
- Do this on both sides
- Cut two pieces of the white nylon thread off on the length of 160 mm
- Attach each end of the nylon threads to the opposite corner of the frame with the stapler (This ensures that the structure can stand up firmly) Make
Step 5: MOUNTING THE ROLLER BLIND / INFINI
In this step we will assemble the IKEA roller blind, We chose a white one because it is the most used background. You can also choose between a grey or black roller-blind / infini .
- Fold up the photo studio
- Take piece 1 and 2 and mount it on top of the painting canvas (nr. 2 on the right side and nr. 1 on the left side)
Now follow the steps from the IKEA manual you can find above, to continue installing the roller blind. (Make sure the back of the roller blind is directed to the inside of the photo studio)
Step 6: USING THE PHOTO STUDIO
Congratulations you have reached the last step ,this means that you have a DIY portable photo studio.
Now the only thing you have to do is unfold the photo studio and mount the 3D printed pieces and put lights on the side.
5 different setups to nail a 2 lights product shot
You can of course make the photo studio to your own desired size.
Have some fun!!