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Dan

« on: December 28, 2012, 12:55 »
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     A  light  tent  and  some  great  accessories.  2  seperate  deliveries  but  should  have  it  by  Wed  1/9/ 13.  Any  info  on  how  i  should  set  it  up  or  other  info  would  be  helpfull  and  appreciated.


ruxpriencdiam

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 13:21 »
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Throw it away!

Dan

« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 13:44 »
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     Not  an  opion.  Went  to  you  tube  and  seen  some  videos.  I  think  i  understand  a  little  on  how  to  use  it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 13:56 »
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Yeah whatever!

Great for Ebay, Flicker or Facebook but not anything near what you need for stock Sorry!

And I dont think to many people will disagree.


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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 14:32 »
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Congrats to the win! But unfortunately ruxpriencdiam is correct IMO. A light tents is no good! In fact its not good at all despite what you've seen on youtube. You'll have no control of the ligt and the images will look flat and unappealing. It feels like a light tent is just a way to squeeze some money from unaware camera owners.

Anyway you are better off than me who actually payed a lot of money for a light tent a couple of years ago :(

Good luck!



« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 14:54 »
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I'm going to disagree.  I used a light cube to shoot a lot of still life objects, many of which continue to sell.  Think of your light tent as a soft box around your subject instead of your lights.  Position your lights outside the tent.  I used daylight balanced fluorescents when I started (camera on a tripod for the long exposure required by "hot" lights", but later switched to speedlights.  Continuous lights are easier, since you can see where shadows fall and move things around, but I got better results with strobes.

CD123

« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 15:26 »
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Nice Dan. At least enjoy playing with it. If you can get some nice profiting shots out of it, even better.  :D

« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2012, 15:35 »
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Congratulations Dan.

« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 15:47 »
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give it to a friend, you don't need one ;)

anyway I guess you would love to know that I just got to my 1st payout in Crestock after 3 years and 8 months ;D

« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2012, 16:07 »
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congrats! i think its a great starting point. i had one when i first started, but soon wanted to shoot things that were too big to fit in it. we use a similar thing here at work, not a light tent but a box with the lights in it. it works ok for small parts but now that i know how to shoot without it, i would much prefer to do it that way. unfortunately no space for a studio and no budget for the lights.  :(

« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2012, 16:26 »
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I have a couple of light cubes. But I'm not using them the traditional way. I put a few compact fluorescent bulbs inside them and use them as a substitute for paper china lanterns when I'm shooting videos.

« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 16:28 »
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Congrats to the win! But unfortunately ruxpriencdiam is correct IMO. A light tents is no good! In fact its not good at all despite what you've seen on youtube. You'll have no control of the ligt and the images will look flat and unappealing.

You CAN control the light in a light tent somewhat by moving the lights (both position and distance). You can also use black cards to add some contrast/shadows.

« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2012, 17:08 »
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if you use 100w incandescent bulbs , you can use them to bake a muffin...

« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2013, 10:54 »
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Dan, has your light tent arrived yet?  If so, have you played with it, and what do you think so far?

Dan

« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 16:05 »
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cypher  -  i  recieved  it  and  have  been  toying  around  with  it.  I  just  can't  get  the  lights  placed  just  right.
     I  need  books  or  magazine  articles  to  help  me  or  printable  article  off  the  net.

RacePhoto

« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2013, 16:07 »
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cypher  -  i  recieved  it  and  have  been  toying  around  with  it.  I  just  can't  get  the  lights  placed  just  right.
     I  need  books  or  magazine  articles  to  help  me  or  printable  article  off  the  net.

Yeah, they really suck. I'll PM my mailing address and you can send it to me.  ;)

Have fun, you're bound to find some good uses for it eventually.

« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2013, 16:08 »
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cypher  -  i  recieved  it  and  have  been  toying  around  with  it.  I  just  can't  get  the  lights  placed  just  right.
     I  need  books  or  magazine  articles  to  help  me  or  printable  article  off  the  net.

how long have you tried? how many hours? its not that hard, try and try until you will get there


 

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