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« on: February 01, 2009, 11:37 »
I'm about to start my first shoot of objects on white background. I just assembled my "strobist" setup from different sources.
I have 3 speedlights, 2 shoot through umbrellas, 1 silver, 2 plastic diffusers for the flashes (you know, you plug it directly on the flash), 3 tripods. White seemless background rolled down from my mezzanine (from 2m high) and another couple meters on the floor.
I thought I could try and shoot big objects, cause less people do so when then only have light boxes.
As it's my first try, it would be cool to have some general technical guidelines as well as some suggestions of subjects.

I don't mean to steal your niches or ideas, just a few guidelines would be helpful for the beginner I am.

For example, I don't know if for some objects I should use some kind of stand, hang them from wires, whatever. Seems like only lying on the white paper might not be very flattering for some subjects.

« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 12:11 »
I use sometimes 7 flashes :D

for more info, pay me a 100$. thank you in advance.  ;D
« Last Edit: February 01, 2009, 12:17 by Peter »

« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 13:26 »
And I'm sure you have a bigger car than mine (I got a little fiat)    :)

More to the point : If you don't have umbrellas, here's a great place to get them. All prices include shipping. Unbeatable. Seems too good to be true, but I ordered many (too many) times from them. No problem.


BTW, this piece of advice was free   ;)

« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 14:04 »
no, actualy I drive crappy car too. A small Yugo 55 from 1987 (which is basicaly Fiat Uno). :D And I drive it for 7 years now :D

(it is worth about 300 US$ LOL  ;D, i am student, so it covers my needs ) But thats about to change soon, I plan to buy Peugeot 206 from 2002, or something like that. :D Hopefully. But first I need to save up some money from stock  :P need 8.000$ more :(

Tnx for the free tip btw  ;D

No I dont use umbrellas, but I bounce light from walls and celing. That was a free tip too.  :P
« Last Edit: February 01, 2009, 14:09 by Peter »

« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 14:34 »
Ok, ok, you win, I only have a fiat punto (first generation).

« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 17:58 »
Because I am too lazy to find the links again I will point you to my blog page where I raved about Zack Arias tutorial on white seamless.  All the links are in this post http://microstockjunction.com/2008/05/09/zack-arias-on-shooting-on-white-seamless.aspx.  Lots to read, but very very good info.

« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 18:08 »
Wow, that is impressive ! Thank you so much for the link. I'll take time to read it tomorrow (it's midnight here...)

« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 09:32 »
For 90% of my isolation shots i used only built in flash, and lightbox made of TV box wrpaed with white paper inside. I hope this helps. Check my portfolios and tale a look at my earlier isolations.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2009, 09:51 by whitechild »


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