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largebore Silver Member  Clarks Summit, US  Nikonian since 17th Jan 2011 Thu 13-Dec-12 12:25 PM
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"SUGGESTIONS FOR TABLETOP TUNGSTEN SET UP"



I am doing alot of photography for my wife for selling stuff on ebay.

Products are usually very reflecrive and range from jewelry, glassware, tea sets etc.

I am not fond of the light boxes where you put the product in side and then try to take a shot through the open side or a zipper entrhy flap, because they are not so easy to work with a long lense. 200mm nikkor macro.

Seems like tungsten lighting with softboxes would work.

Wow! prices do vary on the halogen light set-ups.. I do not need to be mobile so set up and break down are not issues.

Any suggestions or comments to head me in the right direction ?

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Bravozulu Silver Member  Los Angeles, US  Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012 Wed 19-Dec-12 01:17 AM
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#1. "RE: SUGGESTIONS FOR TABLETOP TUNGSTEN SET UP"
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I do a fair amount of product photography for posting on eBay. To control the direction and quality of light, 2 or 3 softboxes from above and sides are perfect. But a 3rd light quality — intensity — really calls for multiple speedlights.

If using a CLS-capable camera, you can adjust multiple speedlights from the camera. No wires, no walking back and forth from camera to speedlights and back to get it all the way you want it.

I have never liked tungsten light for photography. Even in film days.

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largebore Silver Member  Clarks Summit, US  Nikonian since 17th Jan 2011 Wed 19-Dec-12 01:03 PM
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>I do a fair amount of product photography for posting on
>eBay. To control the direction and quality of light, 2 or 3
>softboxes from above and sides are perfect. But a 3rd light
>quality — intensity — really calls for multiple speedlights.
>
>If using a CLS-capable camera, you can adjust multiple
>speedlights from the camera. No wires, no walking back and
>forth from camera to speedlights and back to get it all the
>way you want it.
>
>I have never liked tungsten light for photography. Even in
>film days.


Yea I keep on going back and forth re: getting a speedlight set up.
Just concerned about being able to see what the lighting is going to look like...

What is your set-up? Are you using Nikon speedlights or some studio set-up ?

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources   San Pedro Garza García, MX  Charter Member Thu 20-Dec-12 08:18 PM
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The best way to see how the light is going to look like is just shooting it, and then rearranging as needed.
Assuming you are shooting digital of course.

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