MY NEW PHOTO STUDIO !

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    I came across this article on Strobist.com this morning and since it
    was cold and rainy outside, I figured I'd give it a shot.
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

    After a quick trip to the Hobby Lobby and Home Depot I managed to
    build the whole shebang for less than 10 bucks.

    Here is my first effort at product photography:
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/107754675/original

    Pretty cool, huh? Now I just need to look around the house for stuff
    to sell on EBAY.
     
    Annika1980, Jan 3, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    That set-up works for horizontal shots, but not for objects that must
    be shot vertically. I made a light box from a opaque lampshade by
    cutting out the wire at the top opening. The camera shoots straight
    down, and the lights are positioned at the side.

    If you want a real test of your skills, try shooting some sterling
    silver...like a spoon. The spoon bowl reflects the lens. I've
    photographed quite a bit of sterling silver flatware and managed some
    good shots, but it always takes a bit of Photoshopping to get rid of
    that lens reflection.
     
    tony cooper, Jan 3, 2009
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    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 4/01/2009 9:59 AM:
    Don't bother, Helen. I'll chip-in for you:
    Very sharp and exposure is spot on. You always seem to capture the
    essence of the subject and with attitude, whether it be a household
    pet, the street preacher on 8th and Broad, or in this case a
    walkabout phone. This is the kind of stuff National Geographic
    looks for. Excellent work!
     
    Noons, Jan 3, 2009
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Just remember, every things is "RARE!!!" no matter how common when
    selling...
     
    Peter Chant, Jan 5, 2009
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