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Author Topic: For Those of You Who Have a Home Setup  (Read 2655 times)

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« on: January 11, 2009, 17:51 »
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How many of you have someplace in your house where you take photographs of your microstock? I am assuming quite a few of you. So I am just curious of how you do it? What does it consist of? Could you take pictures of it and post it here? What is a cheap way to make an at home setup? Do you use a natural light source? Please if someone could explain some of this to me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Also for those of you who isolate your stock, how do you do it? Do you do the same basic thing shown here?  http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?topic=5579.0 If not how have you found it is best to isolate your stock?

Thanks for reading. ;D


vonkara

« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 22:29 »
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I have a small room painted in white for not having colourful reflections on objects. You need flashes or at least continious lights. I have 2 -750 watts photographic continious lights and I can't shoot without a tripod. Flashes allow you to shoot at way better shutter speed

I use the pen tool in photoshop to do my isolation. But you need to know how it work first. Nothing complicated though, it's just practice. You can use any white art sketch paper to use as a background. I used this for a long time but lately I brought a real 6 feet arctic white background. Way enough for shooting objects on white

My objects are on an old folding table and I use ducktape to hold my paper background.

Even an African invest more than me

« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 22:36 »
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Well first off, thank you for the fast reply.

As for the lighting I have a smaller room with excellent lighting and the walls are all white, so I think I will try my luck in there. But I would like to get my hands on a tripod.

Also I have tried the pen tool in photoshop, it works all right but I like the polygon lasso tool a little more. Hmm who knows, mabye I could give the old pen tool another go.

Thanks for all of the help. I appreciate it. ;)

jsnover

« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 22:45 »
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Have a look at this thread for some great pictures of people's studios.

« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 14:31 »
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jsnover,

Wow, that thread from Fredmiranda was priceless :) Glad I read this post.
excellent info on studio and lighting techniques shared by many.

jc

« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 15:40 »
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wow, there were some incredible studios in that fred miranda thread.


 

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