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esteban024 Jul 30, 2007 3:24 PM

Need help taking pictures for my website.

"How do you manipulate light source when shooting an image ?

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Bob Nichol Jul 30, 2007 3:31 PM

Have a look at for a low cost set-up for product photography along with shooting ideas.

BillDrew Jul 30, 2007 8:31 PM

esteban024 wrote:

Need help taking pictures for my website....
Pictures of what? Railroad engines? 0.1 carot diamonds? Interior? Birds? ...?

You are asking some basic questions that a whole shelf of books will just begin to deal with. Read, shoot, pay attention, get a tripod, read, shoot, REALLY pay attention, don't get any more gear, read, shoot, ....

Do that for a while and you will figure it out.

PeterP Jul 30, 2007 9:04 PM

Bill and Bob have pretty well said it :!:

There is no one setup that does it all.

I would recommend starting by reading the book "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson Only 15$ on Amazon, it will really help get the basic fundamentals of exposure down.

Then shoot some more, and keep notes of what you do.

You are trying to get the imageing basics down of what takes several semesters of a
multi year year college level photography course. It can be done but it will take some work.

Oh then practice shooting some more.

Myself for product work I shoot in manual modeusing a flash meter to set the exposure. I use manual focus as well.

If you are in the US or Canada you can rent the Dean Collins lighting DVD set, it is old and dated but the mechanics are still the same. Dean Collins was a master of lighting control.

Post some results of your experiments when you get the chance:!:

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