An Inflatable Photo Studio

If you ask any photographer, what their worst nightmare is they would say insufficient exposure and uneven white balance on outdoor shoots. Shooting outdoors poses a variety of challenges and the photographer is largely dependent on the elements. An entire photo shoot can be stalled for long periods due to inclement weather.

Imagine an outdoor photo shoot with gorgeous models in teeny-weeny clothes on the beach side. The sky is clear, the sun is shining, and the girls are in ‘strike a pose’ mode flaunting their divine bodies. The photographer is about to go click when grey clouds botch the blue sky.

The light falls rapidly followed by a light drizzle. The models and the crew rush for cover and the photographer misses a golden opportunity of capturing the gorgeous girls on camera. The photo shoot is stalled until the weather clears up.

Photographer Brian Hedenberg faced this difficulty on some of his outdoor shoots and decided to do something about it. He turned part time entrepreneur and designed an Inflatable Photo Studio (IPS). Hedenberg’s IPS is almost Spartan in its aesthetic, but is a handy tool to have for any photographer.

The inflatable studio is made up of a drum fan and a synthetic bag that inflates to studio proportions. A drum fan is usually a noisy affair. The customized fan that comes along with the portable studio emits a very low sound, and does not distract the photographer in any way.

The synthetic inflatable bag is the most important component of the portable studio. When the bag is completely rolled out, it measures 40″ x 18″ x 18″ with a lightweight of 40 lbs. Once the bag is fully inflated, it stands 15 feet wide and 20 feet long with a height of 12 feet.

For an inflatable studio, it is important that the air-filled walls do not collapse on the people inside it. The drum fan pushes approximately 3500+ cubic ft of air per minute that lends solidity to the walls. The flooring of the portable studio is reinforced with a thicker material for stability.

The USP of the Inflatable Portable Studio is that it can inflate to full size in about three minutes and deflate completely in about five minutes. Another impressive feature of the portable studio is that the walls will not collapse in case the fan stops working due to a power outage.

If you are a photographer looking for a handy portable studio, check out the IPS at It starts at $599.

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