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Questions about how to set up a studio for portraits, product or food photography.

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What are the 5 basic lighting setups used in studio portrait photography?

In this great answer, the person explains “one of the 5 basic lighting setups used in studio portrait photography”—Rembrandt lighting. What are the other four? Where should they be used? What are ...
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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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Shoes photography [duplicate]

I am in need for a technical solution for a shooting of shoes. I have this reference: Could someone please advise on the fallowing: Do I need a light box like this one? What is the correct ...
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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 qualities are important in a camera for studio portraiture?

I'm 16 and going to be going to college to get my photography degree. I'm working on starting a photography business. The type of photography I'm interested in doing is mainly studio; portraits of ...
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How to take pictures of plankton? [duplicate]

I've been wondering how people take pictures of plankton. I have no idea what kind of lens, setup and adaptors are needed to take shots of plankton? I guess you need a microscope of sorts but after ...
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Does Amazon's patent of the photography studio have any meaning for us?

Amazon patented the photography studio with a trivial setup. This is an example of patenting something everybody knows about, which the patent applicant did not invent, and which is in use in lots of ...
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How can i create a proper setup for shooting bedding if my studio is too small?

How can i create a proper setup for shooting bedding if my studio is too small & so is my bedroom? Need some innovative ideas where i can shoot some blankets, pillows, linen etc on a bed and how ...
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studio lighting placement for small objects in product photography [duplicate]

QUESTION 1 >> Best way to measure light without a light meter / best low price light meter? for studio photography? QUESTION 2. >>Normally studio lights placed in the background can be hidden by your ...
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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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build a home studio piecmeal or lighting kit?

I am creating a basement room into a photo studio. I will be doing people portraits and using backdrops. I plan on trying many different shots... from high key to low light body scrapes. from what i ...
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Small Studio/Objects Containing White : Getting A Pure White Background

This is a question that pops up occasionally, and I wanted to ask it a bit differently because this is an issue 1) that lots of people have; and 2) is a bit different from working with clearly defined ...
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How can I set up studio lighting when I'm constrained by low ceilings?

I want to open my own portrait studio and of course money is tight considering I still need to buy light equipment. Now, I am trying to use what is available to me and I can't afford to rent a ...
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Should clothing be photographed hanging or on the floor? and how should i set up my lighting?

I'm starting out in product photography & someone asked me to shoot some clothing for them- we checked out a couple of clothing sites to see what we like and found this site that has some really ...
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How do you shoot lighting designs in a studio?

I've been contacted by a lighting design company who want photographs of some new designs they have, against a white background in a studio. These are lights that would normally be fitted to ...
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How to set up Three Point Lighting without (much) real equipment?

I'm setting up basic three point lighting in my room to photograph myself facing the camera (actually, this is for video, but I understand questions about lighting are ok). What I have is two Smith ...
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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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What setup to take photographs of barcodes on the underside of a small tray?

I know pretty much nothing about photography so have come looking for some guidance on technique and equipment required. I want to take a photo of the underside of a tray, which is 130 by 90 ...
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What are the power needs for a garage Photo Studio setup?

I am setting up a photo studio in my garage — it is going to be wired by a professional electrician. Do I need more than one power outlet for a photo studio or can I just have a power strip with a ...
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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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How can I stage a realistic-seeming jungle shoot without an actual jungle?

How can I take photos of a model in a jungle or tropical setting, in my own "backyard"? I want the effect to look real, not like a fake backdrop.
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How wide a backdrop do I need?

I'm setting up a simple home studio to do portrait shots. I thought I could get away with shooting against a white wall and using shallow depth of field/umbrellas up close to isolate the brightness of ...
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What is a good stationary setup for taking pictures of small paper goods?

I'd like to set up a stationary indoor photography station for quickly taking pictures of small paper goods such as: Boxes (small) Paper Large pictures Books (covers) Mugs Plates I would like to ...
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How do I set up a home portrait studio area in zero space?

I live in a small urban apartment with my wife, two children, two cats, a goat, and a flock of chickens. Or, at least it feels like that sometimes. I'd like to set up an area for basic portrait ...
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Is it possible to have a hybrid lighting setup with flashes and studio lights?

From what I've read so far, one the decision you have to make when interested in lighting work is either going with flashes or studio lights. Can we use both at the same time ?
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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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Studio backstage shots

Are there any sites where studio backstage shots can be found? I speak about this and this. Not about rock-concerts, etc. :)
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Portrait photography of children (Christmas)

I floated an offer to my family to photograph my neices and nephews for Christmas. Now, we're doing this with plenty of time for them to get professional work done if mine don't really come out great, ...
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What are the best resources for Indoor Product Photography?

I would like to know if there any good online resources for indoor product photography ? Preferably with a Table Top setup. Im looking for commercial grade product photography tutorials/resources. ...
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How to get started with strobes?

I have a Canon Rebel T2i With a Kit lens and a 50mm 1.8 prime with me. I want to get started with strobes. Now the thing is, I don't have any idea about all the stuffs I'd be needing like the remotes, ...
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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 equipment is required for a home studio?

I'd like to convert a room downstairs into a home studio to do mostly portrait/fashion/pet photography. I have a few strobes, softboxes, and stands, but that's it. What are the bare basics needed to ...