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How can I tether an Olympus E-M5 II to Lightroom?

I was wondering what would be needed to tether an Olympus E-M5 II to Lightroom. I want to have the images pop up on my MacBook during a photoshoot to see a larger image and have a possibility to edit ...
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What ambient lighting is appropriate for a room where photos are edited and proofed/printed?

Assuming monitor(s) are correctly calibrated and print viewing is done in a viewing box with its own light source, what should the room lighting be? With no lighting at all I think most people find ...
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Studio Time Lapse Photography

I'm looking to do a time lapse video of a studio a UV make up shoot I've got coming up. I want to shoot the set up then actual shoot. As its a UV shoot the lighting will either very low or on during ...
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Studio lighting: Is strobe the same as triggered flash?

Considering purchasing the Einstein E640. Employee at Camera Company wasn't sure if thats the same as strobe lighting
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What is the easiest colour backdrop to take pictures against?

As the titled says, what is the easiest colour background to take pictures against? For example: White backgrounds require additional lighting to over expose them. Black backgrounds require a lot of ...
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Help with backdrop dimensions

I am doing indoor photos for my church and was told to get 3 yards (around 2.75 meters) of fabric as a backdrop. I shoot outdoor and have never had to deal with backdrops before. The 3 yards (2.75 m) ...
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Which studio strobes are compatible with the Yongnuo YN-622C?

I currently have 2 pairs of Yongnuo YN-622C Wireless TTL Flash Triggers for Canon. I'd like to use them to wirelessly trigger studio strobes and I'm wondering if anyone knows the compatibility of the ...
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What would be a sufficient studio flash setup for my product photography?

In the past I've found some very helpful information here regarding how to proceed with my product photography, and you've all helped me a lot, so thanks! Now, as I'm moving on towards studio flash ...
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Why can't I get a pure white background, even using multiple light sources? [duplicate]

Edit: THIS IS NOT a duplicate of Why can't I get a decent white background with product photgraphy?. Reading my question and the linked one you will see I HAVE ADDRESSED the issues suggested by ...
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What techniques can I use for shooting vertically from a height of 12 feet?

I need to setup a still life shot over a horizontal area (on a studio floor) and shoot from above, most likely using a ladder at a height of approximately 12 feet. For safety and convenience I would ...
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What lens should we use to shoot large products in a small studio?

I work for a company that sells events and trade show booths. We have a studio to shoot the products, but unfortunately, it is on the small side. I would need a wide angle lens to shoot the products. ...
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Make realistic backdrop in photoshop

What is a good technique to make a realistic gray backdrop in Photoshop? Lets say I have a cut out subject on its own layer, photographed with 2 umbrellas, 1 stronger from the left, and a softer ...
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Tripod options for product photography [closed]

I want to start off with product photography. I am new to product photography and don't want to pay too much as of yet for equipment. I want to start off with a tripod. Which tripod would you guys ...
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Fake light coming from fake (opaque) window?

Do you know those false windows, with posters that are actually photos of the outdoors? I'd like to take a photo of an interior with a fake window, and make it appear that light was coming in from ...
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85mm fast prime vs 70-200mm 2.8 for indoor fashion studio shoots

Why do people shooting fashion inside a controlled environment (studio, when shooting apertures above f/2.8, like f/8, f/11), seem to prefer a 85mm fast prime versus a 70-200 f/2.8 for half and full-...
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How can I further decrease the exposure in a studio environment?

I was trying a few things yesterday involving a studio backdrop which was lit using a grid to provide a gradient effect and a subject about 3ft in front of it, with its own lighting through umbrellas. ...
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What camera-lens combination should be preferred for shooting models and art gallery?

So, this question comes from a peer's sister who is undergoing some course regarding "fashion". They have been asked by their non-photographer teacher to "get a DSLR camera of range up to $803 from ...
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Are there softboxes that will work both with portable speedlights and and with studio flashes (Bowens Gemini 400RX)?

I'm very interested in acquiring a softbox with a honeycomb grid of about 150cm. Here is one of those: http://www.amazon.com/Lightstand-Octagonal-Honeycomb-Internal-Visico/dp/B00NRZE5MY/ref=sr_1_5?s=...
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Are there professional studios that are available to take pictures of sculpture?

I have built this sculpture, but I do not have the right lighting equipment or camera to take a really professional picture of this sculpture. But I need to submit a picture of it to the local museum ...
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How to create lighting with rays on the background?

I've recently seen this photo and really liked it: My question is: how to create such lighting effect? Is it created on post or it is real? Is it possible to create such lighting in a small studio?
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How do I set up my studio for shooting large rugs from the ceiling?

I am trying to take pictures of large rugs. The rug size is about 10mx5m, and I'm planning to purchase Giga Pan EPIC Pro Robotic camera mount, and Canon 7D Mark II with Canon EF 50MM F/1.2L USM lens, ...
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Achieving dark matte background in studio

I've been trying to achieve a dark matte background (maybe with some texture on it) in a studio, but i have a limited experience with backdrops and so far i haven't been able to produce satisfying ...
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How to clean a studio light bulb?

Touching the studio light bulb is not recommended, because the oil which remains on its surface may damage it at high temperatures. If the light bulb was in contact with skin, how should it be ...
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Studio backdrop for clean colored background?

If I wanted to get a really clean colored background like here, what kind of material should I use for the backdrop? My first instinct would be paper, but matte has a very slight texture and glossy ...
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What's the best way to use a flash and colour gel as a back light?

I want to know what is the best way of setting up a background flash with a coloured gel in a studio setting. I had a play around with this on Saturday. I started with a white background infinity ...
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How to get long hair to fan?

I have a model with long hair and we were trying to get some shots with "fanning" hair. I took the nozzle off a leaf blower and tried it at all sorts of angles and power levels and could not get the ...
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Desk pictures lighting setup

I try to make a picture of my desk with some objects like this : http://essentials.mijlo.com I have troubles to set the lights in studio. It's difficult to avoid shadows. I have an Ipad (on) on the ...
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What is the best paint to use to make backdrops for studio photography with blown out white backgrounds, and dark black backgrounds

I'm very interested in the best paint to create some studio-like backdrops for doing studio photography. My aim is to take some fashion shots with blown-out white backgrounds, and also with dark ...
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What do I need in a lens for studio portrait photography?

I'm going to start in photography and I'm looking to build a home photography studio. I'm planning to get a Canon 60D (wished for a 7D though). I'd like to find out what are the recommended lenses for ...
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How to take product shots on a green screen background?

I am trying to take some product shots against a green background. The reason is that I need to be able to separate the background so the products can be photoshopped onto any background. The problem ...
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What TECHNICAL aspects of STUDIO photography do I need to know as a professional? [closed]

Even if it's basic I want to know! So for example, what technical things do I need to know about the camera, what technical things do I need to know about lighting and exposure? Anything you think I ...
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Why can't I get a decent white background for my product photography [duplicate]

This is the example image i have taken this few days. why can't I get the full white background like the photo from the internet?
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What do you look for when renting a photography studio (uk)

I am currently putting together a business plan for a large photography studio, and am trying to get my head around the dramatic variation in studio day rates in the UK. I have seen day rates from £...
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Considerations for hiring a make-up artist / MUA?

I've agreed to do some reciprocal/time for print work with an aspiring model and she's asked about getting in an MUA. I'm happy to do it but I've not brought in an MUA before so I don't really know ...
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Shooting a rotating product image - turn style?

I'm bidding on a job right now in which my client wants to see a line item for product rotation. In other words, when you roll your mouse over the image the product spins. Based on some quick ...
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Is there a way to make a photo look good for the web but not for small prints?

I work at a professional photography studio and was given the task of creating a photograph that would look good on social media websites. At the same time, the image cannot look good for printing of ...
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Does quality of light vary in different studio strobes and speedlites?

I wonder what you think about the quality of light in studio flashes or portable speedlites? The first time I used speedlites, the light was very good. Then I purchased an Elinchrom D-Lite kit. My ...
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Steps towards becoming an amazing creative model photographer?

How do I become this guy someday - http://vonwong.com/ ? Specifically, I'd like to one day be able to make photos that exude creativity using a full set of studio equipment, special effects and ...
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Websites to buy/DIY photo studio equipment? [closed]

I am starting a photo studio and i am trying to buy cheap equipment (lights,props,...) or even if I find the material I make them myself. Does anyone know any online shops? In Europe preferably. ...
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Techniques and kit to photograph graphic design print portfolio (not too costly)?

I am a graphic designer looking to photograph some of my print work (i.e. brochures, business cards etc). I have purchased some coloured mount board/card ready for the floor/backdrop, so I can ...
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Advices for a good studio lighting photography book?

I'm new to studio photography. I have at home a little studio to shoot macros and portraits. I'm equipped with strobes and a macro ring flash. I'm now looking for a beginner/intermediate studio ...
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Are digital backdrop workflows more cost efficient than muslin backdrops for studios?

Short Version Digital backdrops (chroma color with backdrop added in post production) are being pushed on photographers more and more these days. While it's obvious the flexibility that this provides ...
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How can I cheaply set up a small studio and learn how to use it?

Recently I've been thinking a lot about how I can increase the production value of my photos and films. I've come to the conclusion that I need to learn how to set up a small studio and how to use ...
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What are the differences between different types of cloth backdrops?

I'm considering getting backdrop for a small home portrait studio. Leaving out the issues of cloth vs. paper, I'd like to know how the different cloth options compare. There's muslin, velour (velour!)...
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What is the best way to clean studio backgrounds in Photoshop?

Studio backgrounds can be a pain in the but. They get wrinkled, they're hard to roll in and out and they get easily dirty. Does anybody know a good technique (or tutorial) how to clean them in ...
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Are there any free Windows programs to get a live view for a Nikon D700 in tethered capture mode?

Are there any free Windows programs to get a live view for a Nikon D700 in tethered capture mode? I'm trying to hook it up to my computer monitor for some studio shooting.
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Where can I buy used photo studio equipment?

I am looking for a place to find used or inexpensive photography equipment like tripods, light stands, backdrops, ext.
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What kind of backdrop works best for a home studio setup?

I want to grow my home setup, and am working on finding the right background for portraiture. I was looking at a black velour photo backdrop am wondering what I should consider. Should it be ...
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How does canvas or muslin compare to seamless paper for backdrops?

I'm doing a shoot for a friend in a couple of weeks (lucky me, she makes lingerie for a living) and I was wondering about backdrops. I'm currently considering various colours of seamless paper, but I ...
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What are the different kind of light modifiers and their uses?

Particularly with an emphasis on studio setups and portraits, what are the different kind of light modifiers (softboxes, umbrellas, etc) and what are they used for? For bonus points, what kinds of ...