A&P A&P: DSLR for taking stock pics?

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  1. auveeb

    auveeb DATS CUTE

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    Alright, so I've been thinking back and forth about starting an online store, and stock merchandise, etc - and I came to the realization that I'm going to need to take pics of the products.

    So - can OT reccomend a newb a nice DSLR to take stock pictures with, at a reasonable price? My reasoning behind a DSLR is that having nice pics = more interested customers.

    I was looking at the G9, and the samples look pretty good - would this be a good choice (even though it's a p&s)

    The products are going to be clothing - here's an example of an outcome I'd like to match or exceed: http://5andadime.com/item.php?id=2002
     
  2. Spurious

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    There's not much a DSLR can do for product photography that a good P&S can't. Product photography is more about the lighting and the technical setup, but if all you want to do is similar to that photo any mid-range P&S would be fine.
     
  3. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    just get a p&s no need to spend the extra dollars on a dslr. Good lighting + good model and you are set.
     
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    Yeah P&S with a good light tent would work great.
     
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    maybe a canon s5 :dunno:
     
  6. Jonny Chimpo

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    You can go with a Canon G9 (I'm getting tired of recommending it, but it's a hell of a camera) which has the added benefit of having a hot shoe. Then add in either a shooting table and some hot lights or some paper/muslin background with lights and use a mannequin or fitting form.

    Check out Amvona for a shooting table, background materials and supports: http://www.amvona.com

    Chack out B&H for continuous (hot) lights. If you use halogen or tungsten, some models are dimmable to give you more light control, and if you use fluorescent lights, they run cooler making it more comfortable to shoot for long periods (important if you're working with models). http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/category/1161/Lighting_Studio.html

    For mannequins and dress forms, check ebay, there are a bunch on there for WAY cheap. For example: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MALE-FEMALE...ryZ50943QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    or http://cgi.ebay.com/Female-Mannequi...ryZ50943QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    All said and done, you should be able to put together a complete set of gear that will be less than $800 and give you very good results.
     

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