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Old Nov 28, 2011, 5:04 AM   #1
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I am in a business, i need to setup a little home studio and i need to take pics of technical products where in a review site they would be published with author's comments around it, i need a small homestudio, maybe a background but i need to figure out what are basic items i should have and how to start a setup!

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Old Nov 28, 2011, 5:20 AM   #2
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How big are these products? Do you think you could get by with a light box?
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Product photography can be fairly simple, or as complicated as you want to make it.
What you want to avoid is bright, direct lighting on objects which have very reflective surfaces, so, as TCav mentions, a light box is good for smaller items. For larger products, a light tent can be used, or you can build your own. In most cases, you will want to use small apertures to have enough DOF to have your entire product in focus. This will usually require longer exposures, so use of a tripod is necessary.
Once you get the basics down, you can add things such as colored lights and vary background colors for more than just a basic look.

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G'day imut

As above Q- "how big are the things you are photographing??

If they are smallish items, you may need a "table-top-studio"
I have one - comes in a box about 50cm square and opens up to a 5-sided box [6th side is where the camera is] with white cloth sides for lights to be placed

Cost about $50

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Thanks guys, currently a light box would be good for products but i may convert this setup to home studio later so i don't want to pay for both of them.

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a light tent can be used, or you can build your own
How would i do that?

Would i need extra light?
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 1:32 PM   #6
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G'day imut

A qwik google for "photo light tent" will get you lots of hits

Several that might suit are-

http://www.focalprice.com/DT053B/40c...t__Black.html?

and
http://www.soldsmart.com.au/l3.aspx?goods=LT0046

The first one looks very like the one I use
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