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It's not impossible, just unnecessarily difficult. We're not shooting slide film in 8x10 view cameras anymore; we live in a digital world. Getting the glitter, or at least one part of the glitter at a time, is relatively easy with a small light source. Getting the overall picture of the product is pretty easy as well, as these things go. If you're on a ...


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The short answer is yes, the long answer is depends. The background Are you shooting full body? It is a little more difficult to make a smooth background. Do you have enough space between your background to the subject? If you have considerable space you can put more power to the background light or use a big difused light. Does the background light has ...


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Use Virtual Lighting Studio to simulate the result of your lighting setup. There are lots of other applications which do the same think. I use set.a.light 3D STUDIO good shooting.


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Whenever possible, I use focus stacking to get around the finite depth of field. The highest F-number you can choose before the diffraction limit will cause unsharpness depends on the size of the pixels in your sensor, typically you'll start to be affected by it above F/6. If you don't want to do focus stacking, then the optimal settings can be computed as ...


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If your relying on your images to sell your product they need to be good. Better than your competitors. From your comments about lens choice i would say you have absolutely no idea what your doing. Harsh and i mean that in a nice way. Think about what you need to start with.- Accurate full spectrum lighting. If your colours are off you will be getting ...


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Is this a business of yours selling clothing? If so you need to place your images above your competitors. If you get inaccurate colour you will get returns, not showing texture or detail like a black pocket on a black top, returns. Also if your expecting online sales these images must have a bit of "wow" factor to get clients to part with their money. ...


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The easiest way to get an image that looks straight on is to photograph it from as high as possible using a longer focal length, this greatly reduces the effect of not being quite parallel, and prevents objects in the corners from appearing to bulge outwards. I usually use a tripod set to maximum height and a 100mm lens and shoot through the legs. If you ...


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@mattdm nailed it: I've been shooting long guns for a decade. The single most important factor is light. For a catalog-quality shot you need lots of good diffuse light, which you can get by bouncing a speedlight off a white ceiling or wall, or by shooting in daylight with reflectors. For black guns you need to go between +1 and +2 EV to bring out detail. ...


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Assuming you have the space, use a longer lens - somewhere in the medium-telephoto range and sit well back. If you use a wide angle lens you will have nasty perspective and distortion issues at both the stock and muzzle. If your workspace has an atrium with a balcony you may find it easier to mount the camera on the balcony rail and lay the rifle flat on a ...


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Basically any lens with a low amount of distortion would be best, but it depends on your studio, camera body, and working distance. As for settings, there are no magic settings. See: http://www.bythom.com/magicsettings.htm I would recommend making an attempt with what equipment you have and posting your results here, with a question specially asking what ...


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Consider getting that YN-560 off-camera, Strobist-style, and onto a stand with an umbrella as your diffuser (any smaller diffuser may not be as soft as you'd like). Bouncing loses you a stop or two of light, and you need everything you can get. You'd need a stand, swivel, and umbrella, and some way to trigger the flash, but the YN-560 has built-in optical ...


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By taking take multiple pictures under different lighting conditions and also with the clothing removed so that you have a picture of only the background (with the same focus and exposure), you have a lot of data for post processing available. This allows you to compose an ideal picture of the clothing with some ideal background that may be impossible to ...


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Flash Yongnuo YN560 - Tripod... ... Then we have some lights from the top that I directed to the background Your picture shows orange tint in some places. I suspect that the flash and the other lights have different color temperature. If that's the case, you should get some gel filters (e.g. from Rosco) to get the temperature of the flash to the ...


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Probably the best investment you could make at this point would be a decent tripod and adjustable head. Anytime possible and convenient, a picture should be taken with a tripod. Your initial picture appears to have a tan tint to it, and the tan color shows up on the pants as well. Its tough to tell if it truly is that color, but my guess is it is not. ...



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