It seems like I've had a photo studio in my home for a couple of decades. In 2017, my wife and I moved to a new home that has the best studio yet. It's actually a space that was intended to be a formal living room and dining area in one rather long room. It has hardwood floors and two large windows which provide lovely daylight.
Of course, I still have my professional studio lighting system, but I really enjoy working with daylight when it's available. I will show you some examples of that in these first four images:
You can really adjust the light by using reflectors to move it around the studio. I have a folding white reflector that's seven feet tall!
Now here's an example of what happens when you mix daylight (coming from behind the subject) with artificial light from the front
The next three images were created using the studio strobe system. There is no fabric backdrop used, so it still looks like the subject is sitting in a fairly typical room.
The next photo uses a white backdrop behind the model and the full-power studio light system. In this mode, my studio looks like any other photo studio.
The final photo shows the full studio when there is no photoshoot going on. The pieces of furniture are used as props which can be moved around or taken out completely. A large fabric backdrop can be positioned along the back wall of the room when someone wishes to have the traditional studio look.
Thanks for reading! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.