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so as someone that has experience with off camera flash you would have known that the flash would over power that tiny lamp lol. pretty sure if you have been shooting with off camera flashes for years that you would have suggested using lamps to the sides for fill light rolleyes.gif its seriously a no brainer thumb.gif

You've made the classic mistake of thinking my being able to afford expensive toys means I know what I'm doing with them lol

not a mistake. just someone that has been using flashes for years would figure that out on accident at least lol rolleyes.gif
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Nice job!
Love seeing these setups around here, ghetto fab lightboxes FTW. biggrin.gif
Here is what mine looked like, works pretty good.
I keep it in my closet now for future use.

Here is a sample pic that came from it.
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That's and awesome picture mike, do you remember what 'F' number you had on that? You've got EVERYTHING in perfect focus there. Did you do any editing to that photo too?
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That's and awesome picture mike, do you remember what 'F' number you had on that? You've got EVERYTHING in perfect focus there. Did you do any editing to that photo too?

Thanks. I don't remember off the top of my head, but could let you know by looking at the original when I'm back at home later. For post processing I use CS6 for stuff like white balance.
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Cool, thanks.
The only editing software I have at my disposal is GIMP, but I quite like it and it seems to work well
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That's and awesome picture mike, do you remember what 'F' number you had on that? You've got EVERYTHING in perfect focus there. Did you do any editing to that photo too?

the aperture setting, 'F-number', he used is going to be different than whatever you will be using because of differing light levels and focus distance. if you want everything in focus like that you are probably shooting at least f16. there are several factors that go into making your entire subject in focus like that. such as focal length and depth or how much of a depth of field you need to render your subject in focus. this gets more difficult at longer focal lengths as well as when you are shooting really close to your subject near the lenses minimum focus distance. usually for shots like these where you are displaying a product most people are shooting at the highest F-number possible for most people. not saying thats the only way to take a product photo but thats the usual method to produce clean images that represent the objects as best as possible
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Never tried it personally, but have heard good things about GIMP. I only have CS6 because I got it from work, otherwise probably wouldn't have purchased it myself. redface.gif

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the aperture setting, 'F-number', he used is going to be different than whatever you will be using because of differing light levels and focus distance. if you want everything in focus like that you are probably shooting at least f16. there are several factors that go into making your entire subject in focus like that. such as focal length and depth or how much of a depth of field you need to render your subject in focus. this gets more difficult at longer focal lengths as well as when you are shooting really close to your subject near the lenses minimum focus distance. usually for shots like these where you are displaying a product most people are shooting at the highest F-number possible for most people. not saying thats the only way to take a product photo but thats the usual method to produce clean images that represent the objects as best as possible
I'm really new to my camera, learning as I go...but this guy knows his stuff^ I've seen you around other threads spreading your knowledge, +rep. Also checked out your flickr.....that Panola Mountain State Park pic, #7857...wow.
Edited by PCModderMike - 5/14/13 at 8:55am
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Why did you make light box, what are you selling? a $10 fan and some jewelery. You don't need a light box, they are gonna be sold anyway photos don't need to be that good...just take the photos on the table or something man biggrin.gif

But it looks good, wonder if it will be too much of a hassle to store it somewhere given the size. now I am gonna go copy you and make one. tongue.gif
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Why did you make light box, what are you selling? a $10 fan and some jewelery. You don't need a light box, they are gonna be sold anyway photos don't need to be that good...just take the photos on the table or something man biggrin.gif

if you are selling a product then people are more likely to buy it if the item is presented nicely. doesnt even have to be professionally lit, its all about how you present your product. clearly those are test shots to demonstrate the setup rolleyes.gif
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if you are selling a product then people are more likely to buy it if the item is presented nicely. doesnt even have to be professionally lit, its all about how you present your product. clearly those are test shots to demonstrate the setup rolleyes.gif
This is exactly it, I also made it because I might be applying for a job as a product reviewer on a website, so the ability to take good pictures of the product you're reviewing is a must, no one wants to see a dull, badly taken picture of that new CPU cooler they might be buying!


P.S that ring is probably worth £200+ tongue.gif
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