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I was wondering what would be the best inexpensive lighting solution for indoor lighting. I will be shooting with a canon 7D using a EF 50mm f1.4 lens on a tripod. I will also be using a muslin backdrop. Lastly, I will be shooting small objects.

I was thinking about getting an umbrella/fluorescent for soft light, but I honestly don't know if it will be worth it. Any advice is welcome, thanks
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If you're just shooting small objects, anything here should be able to suit your needs nicely.
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clamp lights with day light florescent bulbs ftw
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Ask the strobist.
Google up David Hobby and find the answers you seek.
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clamp lights with day light florescent bulbs ftw
A million times this. It's what I use at work for shooting jewelry, equally awesome for anything that fits in the tent.
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A million times this. It's what I use at work for shooting jewelry, equally awesome for anything that fits in the tent.
im trying to get a bit more "kick" with super white LED lights too in jewelry....well see how it works out when i get my next set to shoot...
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Jewelry is really tough to shoot well, it's why I didn't offer to shoot our new catalog.
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yea it is, thats why i need to wait for new EQ. my first shots were garbage.....
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It's hard controlling reflection in diamonds and getting clarity out of darker stones like low-grade sapphires. There's a cheater method, which involves using a fake-ish database of pre-shot stones that you can paste in -- it's pretty much what you see in every bit of advertising.
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