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    My Product Photography Setup

    I've Mentioned before that I'm a big fan of DIY, especially for lighting stuff, so Whilst I was shooting a couple of pairs of sunnies to sell on ebay, I thought I'd grab a shot of my setup for y'all.

    It consists of a music stand with a roll of paper (I use a roll that's designed for medical beds as a single use sheet)
    and 2x foam vege box soft boxes. The scrims are a white packing material that came on our couch. seems to throw a nice even light with little or no colour casting.



    And the results:


    Greg Bartle,
    I have a Pentax and I'm not afraid to use it.
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    Sigma 10-20 | Tamron 17-50 F:2.8 | Sigma 50 F:1.4 | Sigma 70-200 F:2.8 Plus a bunch of Ye Olde lenses


    Would you like to see more?
    http://flickr.com/photosbygreg

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    Results look great and cost virtually nothing, I love DIY. I made a similar setup using some old corflute signs from work. What speedlights are you using??
    Last edited by Dan40D; 13-03-2013 at 4:44pm.
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    Good one Greg. My only cc is the punched paper marks on the left in the first image, good use of every day stuff
    Last edited by Duane Pipe; 13-03-2013 at 4:51pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan40D View Post
    Results look great and cost virtually nothing, I love DIY. I made a similar setup using some old corflute signs from work. What speedlights are you using??
    Yeah. you can do some interesting stuff with core flute! If I didn't have a bunch of these floating around I would go looking for just that!

    Lights are a sigma 540 and a yongnuo 462 - don't get one of these. Get the 460 mk2. much better flash. the 462's output is crap. I run the sigma at an eighth and the yongnuo flat out.

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    Good one Greg. My only cc is the punched paper marks on the left in the first image, good use of every day stuff
    Thanks Duane,
    If it was for something more then selling the such. ies on eBay, I would have cloned it out.

    As it is, all I did was whiten the whites a little, crop and export.

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    That's one of the best budget setups I've seen, very clever. =0)

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    Thanks Admiral, I've since replaced the paper back drop with a pure white packaging material that does not have the textures and does not wrinkle either. it's also nice as it reflects the light around and gives a nicer balance of light too.

    I've also seen setups like this that use the diffuser from a overhead fluroescent light as a diffuser for a softbox that also worked well. he'd painted the whole thing black so to not loose all that light through the box too.

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