Diana P. Lang Photography

Creating An Outdoor Studio Space

I am so lucky to have found a home for my studio that welcomes and encourages my ideas for photography. When I approached the owners of Calgo Gardens about creating an outdoor studio space, they were thrilled with the idea.  The plan was to upscale and recycle an unloved farm stand to create an outdoor space for my photography.

A lot of hard work, imagination and elbow grease transformed the structure into a dream studio space. A fresh coat of paint brightened the wood instantly (although the color may not stay white). Vintage windows from Calgo’s private collection provide protection from the elements and instant style.  The high ceilings are perfect for hanging backdrops and props like the swing I used for a spring session. The openness of the building’s sides create a dreamy, soft, light that is difficult to recreate with artificial lights. I love this flattering light.

The versatility of the space is amazing. The covering provides shade but still offers beautiful natural lighting for all types of subjects and sessions. The height makes it perfect to photograph dogs and an added bonus is dogs love the confines of the space without being in a studio. Humans also seem to relax more easily outdoors when they aren’t subjected to the studio lights.

The outdoor studio is a work in progress. I’m sure I  will continue to improve and make changes but for now the rustic elegance of the structure makes the studio looks like it belongs at Calgo Gardens. Are you ready for spring? I have the perfect swing!  Schedule Your Spring Swing Session!

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