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The answers given by whuber and Matt Grum are correct, pointing out the flicker problem and some workarounds. My addendum comes 6 years after, where we are now beginning to see some real solutions to the lamp flicker problem: New cameras such as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and 80D introduced an anti-flicker shooting mode. The camera uses the metering sensor ...


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A beginner level DSLR with a kit lens would be enough for this use case. Taking into consideration you're a complete beginner, you probably can just use auto-mode for this task. If you are wanting to get into photography seriously or just really need a super crisp image I would suggest buying a prime lens (maybe a 50mm).


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I see that a complete set should include a key, a fill, a hair and a background light. What a complete set includes is very subjective and depends a lot on the desired look. Given that this is your first set, I would shy away from buying that many units. Start with one or two and add them as necessary. You didn't buy the "complete" set of lenses for your ...


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It doesn't require buying a lot of expensive gear, but it does require buying gear. And you don't need a dSLR, you need a lighting setup. And going into studio-style lighting setups requires a bit of experience and knowledge. This might be a look you can achieve without lighting, but it's unlikely. The white background and crisp clean look are generally ...


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More than likely your problem is that the lights are too close. Watercolors are generally bigger than 8x10 for example. A copy stand generally has the lights too close for works bigger than a book. One bad solution is to put put a scrim or light modifier in between the light and the watercolors. It may eliminate the hot spot but create an new problems ...



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