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JaxsonRaine
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8/16/2012 3:05:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Well, we have over half of the stuff we need for our business, including most of the photography equipment. I have to build some light-tents for product shots, but for now I'm just using the inside of one of my son's toy chests for the white reflections.

We also got one of our dress forms today, which we will be using to model the dresses when they come.

So, here are some test shots I took. These are all basic jpegs, right out of the camera with no adjustments. I need a grey card so I can balance color temperature and get perfect exposure.

Macro Product Lightbox
1 - Product using onboard flash. I knew it would look horrible, but I wanted something to compare later shots to. A friend of ours makes these wedding gifts, beaded utensils, dishes, etc... She has a great sense of humor, this particular fork is the 'Mother-in-Law' model.

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2 - Same product, using a very poor external flash. Right now, I shoot the flash into the top of the toy chest, it lights up the entire toy chest, and the ambient light lights the product. The light tent I will build will have white fabric sides, so I will be able to shoot multiple external flashes from different angles.

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3 - A necklace we are planning to use with the dress shots. We're also shopping vendors to see if we want to also sell wedding jewelry along with the dresses or not.

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Dress Form

We don't have any dresses yet, so I just threw a shirt on the model, along with a necklace, to work on lighting setups.

1 - On-board flash. Nothing special. Pretty ugly. Seriously, on-board flashes are the worst thing in the world.

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2 - External flash. Probably dial the left light down a tad for white dresses, and the right side up a tad...

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3 - Detail Crop. I have a Rebel T2i, 18 megapixels. Sadly, this camera is let down quite a lot by the kit lens, so detail definitely suffers. Later on, I'll shell out the money for a Canon L lens.
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JaxsonRaine
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8/16/2012 3:24:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/16/2012 3:18:34 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Does it come with 35-80 lens?

EF-S 18-55 IS

This is probably the next lens I'll buy:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com...

I would love to go all-prime lenses, but I don't have that kind of cash to spend right now.
twocupcakes: 15 = 13