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For many it is a dream to have or own a photo studio. Imagining oneself working in self-setup studio is a thrilling vision, and some do manage to make it happen.

A photo studio gives you absolute control - you control your environment, you control the lighting, you control the photography, and you control the business.

There is no other environment that you can fine tune to a precision, no other place that can provide you a higher platform for your creativity. What you shoot, and how you shoot is your prerogative, but a home or commercial studio establishes the parameters of your photography and business.

The process can be exhilarating that finally you will be able create those great shots you had seen in magazines and other photographers’ websites. Running a business based on your passion, or transforming your hobby into a money stream seems exciting.

It is also natural to be daunted and intimidated at the complex process. There are many steps to be taken, equipment to be bought and mastered, clients to be found, and money to be made. Setting up a business may seem like a nightmare, and making a profit out of such a venture may seem remote.

Yes, they are all part of the learning process, and some easy steps and guide can help you allay the fears (if you have them at all), and get you on a path that many have followed. Success depends on many factors, but you would not find you if you do not try.

So, you may be a young ambitious photographer or a working middle aged individual who wants to take a stab at a photography career. You may already have a few paid clients, or have been shooting your friends and relatives. Maybe even done a wedding or two. No matter where you are in your life or career, you may just want to ‘try it out’.

I encourage all aspiring photographers who want to shoot portraits, portfolios, or products to consider creating a small corner of your own, either for enjoyment or profit, and walk down the path of many great photographers who set off the same way.