Budget-Friendly DIY Photo Studio

A 13-part course with Phillip McCordall

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Course Overview

Forget what you've heard—you don’t need buckets of money to create a functional photography studio! Professional photographer Phillip McCordall has developed many low-cost and DIY solutions for photography gear, and shares his secrets in this 12-lesson course. Begin with an overview of photo studio basic gear, then get tips for buying affordable or used lenses. Build your gear arsenal with six ingenious DIY lighting solutions, then learn how to set up a photography studio on your own home!


  • Total Time 1 hr, 15 min
  • Lessons 13
  • Attachments 9
  • Exercises 23

13 Lessons in This Course

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