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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?

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 ...
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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 ...
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Where can I find posing guides & resources online?

What resources are available online to give ideas for poses. Is there some type of catalogue of common poses?
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Can I use an EyeFi card to get an immediate display of my shots on my computer screen?

In the past, I've enjoyed practicing studio photography with an immediate display of the just captured image on a computer monitor. I've done this using Canon's capture software for my 20D. Well, I ...
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Creating silhouettes in a studio environment

The trick to creating silhouettes in the field, as far as I know, is to use spot-metering and to expose for the background. However, this is a bit more difficult in a studio environment. What is the ...
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Photo studio time for rent in Boston [closed]

I'm interested in doing some studio photography around Boston area. I would like to rent a space+lights(few strobes, lightbox, umbrellas) Does anyone have any experience with this?
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What equipment is needed for a basic product shoot studio?

Our college is setting up a photo studio in campus. Mostly the we do product shoots. We have some old strobes, softboxes to start with. We need suggestions on the equipments listed below. Which are ...
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What portrait posing rules do you recommend for studio photography?

What portrait posing rules could you recommend for studio photography? How to pose (and not to) the head, body, hands, wrists, waist, hips, legs? In what categories can the models can be divided ...
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Home Studio Exercises/Studies?

I have a basic home studio setup now, and I want to get better at using it. So far I've just been shooting away at the dog, and a couple stuffed animals. I really don't have any feel for lighting ...