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Should try a speedlight, fun stuff. thumb.gif
Speedlight or trash bag over a lamp, both can be considered DIY.
post #25522 of 29551
I have one, a 430ex2. ( havent even ran through a set of batteries for it )

Generally though I'm not a big fan of using it. Probably because I'm using it improperly, but my home made cardboard trashbag and walmart lamp soft box works pretty well when I can use it. I'd really like a flash stand an umbrella, as my soft box is pretty big and not very portable, but those are expensive.


my poor mans soft box. Old photo, before my days of mechanical keyboards, my new speakers, and everything else. desk looks so empty lol.

Though I'm going to need to figure it out, I have a shoot in May that I know I'm going to be needing it. ( evening/night shots for a highschool prom )
As well as graduation photos later on that month.
post #25523 of 29551
That's awesome....I think I've seen you post pics in the past using that same setup, they were very nice. smile.gif
post #25524 of 29551
yeah, it works really well, and I use it quite a bit in my apartment. The most expensive thing was buying the lightbulb. The biggest and most powerful one I could find at the store, and it does not get that hot.

Here is one of my favorites from using it. ( crap photo, but my kitty looks cute ) ( in an otherwise dark room )


and here is the little halo guy ( that I mysteriously found on the balcony of my 3rd floor apartment ) from the first pic of my box.
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and i feel terrible about my crappy desk that I had to post a more current one.
post #25525 of 29551
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Did someone say product photography?? smile.gif I love playing around with just a poster board and my two speedlights trying to take nice product shots.

 

Teach me your secrets! I can't ever get a true white background without blowing out the product.

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probably just the direction of your lighting I would guess. I never had problems blowing out the products.

I've also been wanting to mod my softbox to make it a bit more compact and collapseable. Its really heavy and tobbles over my microphoen stand that I use to hold it up quite often. I just haven't had time to do so. EDIT: just saw amazon has cheap-o flash stands. I wonder if their any good. ( only $30 )
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I've been using straight down bounce flash off the ceiling. I need to get a remote receiver and transmitter.

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can you not use wireless flash? my t3i has it, and its kind of an older and cheaper camera body.

or since its not moving, just a longer exposure maybe?
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For small objects, White poster board taped to the open flap of a cardboard box = insta white background - and cheap as heck. (~.99 cents?)
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can you not use wireless flash? my t3i has it, and its kind of an older and cheaper camera body.

or since its not moving, just a longer exposure maybe?

 

I don't think my yongnuo supports that.

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For small objects, White poster board taped to the open flap of a cardboard box = insta white background - and cheap as heck. (~.99 cents?)

 

I'm just using poster board on the floor. Still comes out slightly greyish.

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