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How do I build my own soft-box light for illuminating still or stop-motion scenes?

I am working on a small stop-motion video project, although I am sure this kind of lighting will work for individual still shots as well. I need some kind of broad, bright, continuous lighting that ...
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How to set up lighting for stop-motion photography?

I was recently joking around with some friends about building a small gingerbread town, and taking some macro shots of it. My friends came up with the idea of actually doing it, only instead of just ...
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What features does a camera need to be used for good quality stop-motion animation?

I'm looking to buy a camera for my son to use for stop-motion animation. He has been using an old web cam, but he wants to step up in quality now. What features, eg. live view, resolution, etc, should ...
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What keywords should I look for to find a camera capable of remote capture and upload?

I'd like to purchase a camera that should be capable of taking simple stop motion animation. In order not to mess the scene by moving the camera, it should feature remote triggering from the PC (via ...
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Best way to photograph an object when the background has to be replaced in post

I plan to shoot an object (a banana peel to be precise) and then replace the background with another image (1). What would be the most effective approach given the following conditions: Canon 550D ...
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Is there a device to take product photos from different angles at the same time?

I would like to take a product photo of, say a glass of water, from different angle increments in a semi-precise way while maintaining the distance between the camera and the object. The end results ...
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What is best for making stop motion animation - Digital camera or SLR?

I want to make a stop-motion animation but am confused, which camera to use, a digital camera or a SLR? And what is the best brand to go with? Any suggestion will be highly appreciated! Any brand or ...