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Old 05-12-2011, 11:46
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Hello Ladies,
i am wondering if anyone can possbily provide me with tips to taking photos of my bows at home. Whether they be modeled or just alone, I am having difficulty setting up lighting concepts or ect to best light my items and photograph indoors. I always depend on natural light outdoors, but as the weather isn't permitting sometimes, i need to do this indoors and I just can't get lighting right? As I am just starting off, I am trying to take as best pics as I can with a digital point and shoot type camera, and I have tried aiming lamps at foam boards to bounce off light but it's just not working and I have issues with shadows. Somewhere here on the board I once saw someone's craft room, and there they had a little table with those reflectors and some sort of lighting set up around it and they had an official set up in their home for just that so I am trying to learn how to create something like this, but also the ability to expand the lighting/photo area for when being modeled. If anyone has any insight on this I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much!

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Old 05-14-2011, 03:43
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Hi veronica,

If you google light box, you will find many different sites that show you how to make them for really cheap. It's basically a box you put your products in and you use two lamp w/ day lightbulbs on both sides for lighting. That's what I use for my stuff. They also have a tut on here somewhere, try searching it here it might come up. I'd search it for you but I'm on my phone. =)



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Hello Ladies,
i am wondering if anyone can possbily provide me with tips to taking photos of my bows at home. Whether they be modeled or just alone, I am having difficulty setting up lighting concepts or ect to best light my items and photograph indoors. I always depend on natural light outdoors, but as the weather isn't permitting sometimes, i need to do this indoors and I just can't get lighting right? As I am just starting off, I am trying to take as best pics as I can with a digital point and shoot type camera, and I have tried aiming lamps at foam boards to bounce off light but it's just not working and I have issues with shadows. Somewhere here on the board I once saw someone's craft room, and there they had a little table with those reflectors and some sort of lighting set up around it and they had an official set up in their home for just that so I am trying to learn how to create something like this, but also the ability to expand the lighting/photo area for when being modeled. If anyone has any insight on this I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much!

Veronica

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Old 05-15-2011, 01:06
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thank you so much for the tip I really appreciate it more than you know! Thank you!!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:55
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Hi Veronica,

I found this today while I was looking for a friend...can't get any less expensive than this.

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07...to-studio.html
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Change out the standard bulbs that come with your lamps for a "Bright White" bulb, Your best bet for this is going to be Lowe's / Home Depot, tape a piece of white paper bent into a curve over your cameras flash to diffuse the light Youll need 3 lights if your using lamps and the flash on your camera this will act as a fill to fill in the shadows. The biggest mistake people make is to use standard bulbs that put out that "Orange'ish" color. Place one light on each side of the product and the third above the product. Use a piece of White (this method will only work with white not black, its too much light for black) poster board, curve the board so that you have a bottom and a back from the same piece of poster board (Dont bend it! Curve it, you dont want any hard lines) If your getting shadows try diffusing your two side lights using white paper in front of them, just be mindful of not catching the paper on fire with the hot lights. Hope that helps )
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