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Old Feb 21, 2004, 7:07 PM   #1
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Default help - need photo stage for stills....

I have a coolpix 950 -

I have to take a lot of pictures of small to medium sized products in a hurry.

What kind of bulbs give me the best color rendition?

is there also something like "colapsable mini photo stages"

that include a seamless and lighting fixtures?

any advise greatly appreciated!
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Old Feb 21, 2004, 10:05 PM   #2
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after you see the results you won't believe the simplicity of this setup.

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...asc&highlight=

I copied this setup on the following pic:


http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...asc&highlight=


I don't know if it will help with what you need, but it is easy.
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Old Feb 22, 2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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PK,

I like your results! Your right, it is a very simple set up and has been working good for me. My boss needed some pictures of some bigger pieces, big metal brackets.. just used the 13x19 piece of cardboard that came with my photo paper... Boss was amazed! And we know a happy boss is a good thing!

Here's another sample from this morning...

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Old Feb 22, 2004, 11:07 AM   #4
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When I need a slightly larger backdrop that will also support paper or cloth for a background, I use cardboard that I cut out of large boxes. The backdrop has two "wings," one on each side of a center that's double the size of one wing. The wings are bent in so the backdrop is freestanding.

Is this clear? It doesn't look it. Let me try again: it's like one of those three-part mirrors or a fireplace screen. Yes, a fireplace screen describes it pretty well.
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Old Feb 22, 2004, 7:18 PM   #5
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Thanks Saginaw...

It was definitely one of the good tips I picked up on this web site. I however did not let the paper curl around as you did. I had one piece under the object and the other perpendicular and behind the object leaning against a bowl of fruit.

there was a seam there but I guess the angle or DOF took care of it for me and I didn't need to clone or anything.

i am guessing your pictures are so vibrant because of your lighting? I took mine in all natural without a flash. I thought I read one time the lighting you used but I didn't see it when I posted the first link. Would you mind specifying on this thread.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 22, 2004, 7:34 PM   #6
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I use a off camera strobe, bounced off my nice white, coved ceiling... Here's what I use:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...#goto_itemInfo
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