A&P Is there a cheaper version of this available?

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  1. Kevin

    Kevin New Member

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    I don't know photography, but my buddy needs something like this for shooting products he sells (small firearms parts)

    I'm helping him with his website and I'd prefer to not set the product on a table and take a picture.

    So any ideas or links to a cheaper way to shoot than these here:

    http://www.photography-lighting.com/shooting-table-kits.html
     
  2. QWIKSNK

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    DIY with floodlights from home depot if hes going really cheap. you can get decent results with some practice/patience
     
  3. Kevin

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    Thanks. I actually have a nice set of floodlights for my garage.

    What do you suggest I use as a platform?
     
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    2 table horses, A piece of plywood, and a wall. Then pin a white sheet up, or a non gloss piece of white posterboard or white sheet (make sure it has no wrinkles though)
     
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    Poster board is MUCH better, as you don't get random shadows from wrinkles, or too much texture in the background. THIS should help.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    you can buy a poster at walmart for like $1.. turn it over to the white back side
     
  7. Kevin

    Kevin New Member

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    Anything cheaper than that?
     
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    michaels has white poster board for .59. I just built one of the DIY "studios" this weekend. i bought two flood lights for it but got better results with just a strobe lol
     
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    Public Enemy Rated R Sexobsessedpussylovinman OT Supporter

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    250 bucks :ugh:
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    Old reclining lawn chair and a clean old ironed sheet ftw
     
  11. Mutombo

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    Build your own lightbox. Mine cost $20 including two worklights from home depot. I used 20x30" pieces of foamboard from Michaels.

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    :werd: highway fucking robbery.

    i got 40x60 from michael's... it proved to be too big for the light i had pumping into it.

    Another thing you can do is buy some PVC pipes. Use them to build a frame, cover the frame with a white sheet. Flood that fucker with light. Use the sheet as a diffuser, and shine the lights through it, or add some hard light if you want, and just stick one of your lamps inside. You can make this as big/small as you need it.

    This one is pretty damn small (my wife built it for jewelry pics), but you can make it much larger, with a different lighting setup if you wish. total cost: $8

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    Even mine is a little big for the 250W lights I bought for it. I have to use a flash fired into the top of the light box to get it looking pure white.
     
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    not the best by any means, but it cost me like $20.
     

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