I need to take a class in table top lighting 101
My lighting knowledge is two photo flood bulbs in stands on each side of a soft light box. My wife wants to get serious about eBay and the advice she gets from the serious eBay community is to spend $1k on a light set up. I need to learn what needs to be gotten that is within the proper scale for the task at hand.
I have a D90 she has access to my Canon bridge camera and she has a Nikon point and shoot camera that takes great pics.
I am asking for direction to material etc. to study up. Lighting info I have found online and ebooks are for pro studio gear and arrangement.
Do any of you know where I can get lighting 101 material to come up with a properly scaled solution. Or recommendations.
I will tell you where my mind is now and it will date my knowledge. a few basic strobes hooked up with slaves and a flash meter. Maybe an umbrella. Thanks for any direction.
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luckyphoto Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Mon 04-Mar-13 02:06 PM
A great start would be to think about what you want to photograph. Are the products all similar or do they vary significantly? For small products, there are some box enclosure kits that have two lights with stands for around $100.
The D90 on a tripod should work fine.
Google "product photography lighting". You'll see a lot of hits for lighting solutions, instruction and other resources.
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SweetMK Registered since 22nd Jan 2013Mon 04-Mar-13 09:37 PM
I have taken some phenomenal pics with this kit, some just using the light stands.
I got it when it was $59, I guess everything goes up in price! ;-(
I can highly recommend the build quality and the light stands!
Look at the pic of the vacuum tripod in my gallery, one of the light stands supplied the spill light on the table.