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Is 35mm 1.8 lens suitable for Product, interior photography?

I'm still a beginner, is 35mm lens is suitable for product photography, mostly e-commerce products and hotel room pictures.
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Why can't I get a white background with my product lighting?

I am a complete beginner with product photography and I am trying to take a good picture of dried mangos in a jar. I have two lights bought for product photography and a white poster that I folded ...
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70cm perfect focus depth of field for product photography

Please look at this photo below, on the left is the full product, and on the right is the 100% crop of the same photo. The guitar is around 100cm tall. If you incline by around 45°, you have about ...
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Why am I getting weird circular lines below my product lit by a speedlight?

I'm using a speedlight positioned to the left of my product when taking the picture and I see circular lines and a shape around it. I've tried removing the cap, changing the position of the speedlight ...
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How to avoid reflection in watch photos?

I use a cone made out of translum to take watch photos. This creates a reflection on the crystal/face of the watch. Is there a way to avoid this? I need these head on shots to look like the rolex ...
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How do I create a white background without using photoshop? [duplicate]

I take hundreds of photos of watches and have no time to input each photo into photoshop. Is there a way to get my photos to have a more white background and not the greyish look i have shown below? I ...
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How to create a more professional looking watch photo?

I reached out here 2 years ago when I was using a lightbox for my watch photography and have come a long way (I hope). After some advice I received, I started using 2 strobe lights on either side of ...
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How to Achieve Consistent Results in Product Photography?

As a newbie in product photography, I was playing around with the shoots and made a really good shot (IMG 3117). I tried to replicate the same settings (ISO, speed, and aperture) and had to make a ...
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How do I set up three tethered cameras to dump photos onto one computer into the same folder?

This is for product photography. I would like to have three cameras tethered to one computer via USB. Camera 1 is handheld (say canon powershot) and first, photos are taken of the subject box. Then ...
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What focal length is best for photography of rugs?

What focal length is best for photography of rugs? I am choosing between a Sony 16-50mm lens and a 50-210mm lens. Rugs size small and medium sized 2x3m Notes :i have 2 only lenses size 16:50 mm and 50:...
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What are some tips to improve this product photo?

I am trying to take some product photos, and am hoping to get some tips to improve the result. As an amateur I am currently using completely non-professional equipment, and I realize the limitations: ...
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Uneven tint gradient on photo taken on reprostation

I take photos with my Canon 20D on a Kaiser Reprostand of books for publication, lectures or documentation. I get sometimes uneven/gradient lightning, especially when using a white background. When ...
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How can I take color accurate images with a white background in a light tent?

I want to take pictures of hundreds of Lego pieces with a white background. As a beginner in photography, I am using the first DSLR camera that I could get my hands on and I bought a light tent for ...
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Get correct focus on low light with modelling light

I'm looking for a good way to get "perfect" focus on lower light environment. I'm doing product photography (top down) of textiles with two flashes. The flashes have a model light (is that ...
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Why is live view so dark when I'm shooting with strobes?

We are having a setup where we use two strobes to photograph. When I switch to live view the image is incredibly dark due to the camera settings and the amount of ambient light. Since I want to use a ...
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Can this kind of lighting take good photos of perfume products with some effects

I want to buy lighting to take pictures of perfume and glass products in general, But there is an effect that I like like the pictures below and I want to take something similar. I found this product ...
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How do I prevent reflections from DVDs when taking pictures for sale online?

I'm taking pictures of DVD's to sell on eBay, and I get my refection in the pictures I take. How do I avoid this without laying the DVD flat and taking a slanted picture? I am using a Nikon Coolpix ...
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Which is a good lens to add to a beginners collection?

I am looking for a budget friendly lens to gift a photographer just starting out. He currently uses the Sony α6400 with an 18-135 lens. What would be a good budget friendly lens to add to his ...
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How can I take a photo like this of a necklace?

I want to take a photo just like this photo. The necklace doesn't look like it has put on a flat surface. How can I achieve this? Thank you.
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Why does a green product that's been color corrected (with color checker passport) look blue and how do I fix it?

I'm a freelancer hired to edit product photos. The company mailed the products to me so that I can ensure that the color of the products match what they look like in real life. I do have some ...
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What kind of lens is required for macro jewelry photography to get everything in focus?

I'd like to know if anybody has any tips regarding the lens I should use to get this kind of image. I'm planning on shooting product pictures of jewelry. I know that usually the go-to lens is macro, ...
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How to sharp blurry text on product labels

I am struggling with blurry text on product labels. My image is just on focus but I am not getting the labels to sharpen. What camera settings or lens do I need for?
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Cross-polarization with multiple lights, multiple cameras on large objects in 360

I'm trying to utilize cross-polarization to eliminate reflections on objects. I use linear polarizing filters on multiple light sources (polarized lights are my only light sources, no bounce lights) ...
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How to create a more natural look using Strobe lights for watch photography?

I am fairly new to product photography and recently ditched my lightbox for strobe lights to create a more natural and true to the eye look on my watches. The lightbox lighting gave more a dark ...
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Can I use a photo of a product on my portfolio page without permission?

I would like to show my skills when taking photos of products. In this case I will use “Curology” skincare. I don’t have permission to use their products. Will I get in copy right trouble if I put it ...
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How do I create a more natural look for watch photography using a Light Box?

Hello I am fairly new to photography in general and my current set up for taking pictures of my watches is a light box I bought off Amazon. I crank the wattage all the way and after I take my photos ...
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What is the term for an image sequence with one fixed object in each image?

How is it called if I have movie or image sequence in which one central object is always fixed? For example, the same car in different landscapes, the same kitchen aid in different kitchens, etc.? ...
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What's the best Nikon lens for jewelry photography?

I am beginner, I am planning to do some silver and gemstone jewelry shoot for my wife. I have a Nikon Z6. What’s the best lens I can use for this purpose. I have a kit lens 24-200/4-6.3. I have plans ...
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What is the importance of background color when removing the background?

We are looking to make product images like this: https://prnt.sc/1067x5x . This is one of the best results that we have achieved with smartphone camera. Our process: Place an item on a grey ...
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How to photograph in space with lots of diffuse light?

I'm a newbie to product photography, trying to learn more as part of my job. We're doing a product photoshoot of plant collections inside a polytunnel (a bit like the example below). Because of the ...
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I have inherited professional studio backdrops with motorized rollersystem. Where can I find a market to sell them? [closed]

What is the best way to sell preowned studio backdrops and motorized roller system? My Dad was a photographer for most of my life & recently I inherited all of his equipment. Any suggestions other ...
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Correct lens type for product photography

I am extremely new to photography and I have a Nikon D5300 with the kit lens that comes with it. I have been woodworking for a while and want to take product photos of my work to put on etsy and ...
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How can I get the largest MB and highest picture quality from my Panasonic TZ100

I am an amateur (have been for many years) who is trying to take photos of jewelry for poster quality print at A2 size. The image of the jewelry needs to be able to look good at about 1/3 of the size ...
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Turntable Fixture dilemma

As it stands, I've been looking into a contract for doing product photography for a small company that sells custom race car parts and services, and I am running into one challenge that I haven't been ...
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Product photography sharpness?

I’m doing a few pieces of product photography but has to be amazon approved so on a 255 background I took this shot but sadly every time you zoom a little into the photo it’s not as sharp as I’d like. ...
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Which camera profile to use with SpyderCheckr in Lightroom/Adobe Camera Raw for most accurate colors?

We are trying to achieve the best possible color accuracy in our product photos and we are currently using SpyderCheckr from Datacolor for that. We're photographing the color chart, but the software ...
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How do I get metallic labels to pop

How do I get metallic labels to pop? Here it looks very flat and boring. I don't have much for equipment so I'm more or less trying to figure out easy ways to do it and maybe comp it. The blue on ...
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How to shoot clear fishing line on a white background for extraction

I work for a company that sells fishing products which all have to be shot and then extracted to have a pure white background. I can do this for the majority of products but cannot figure out a good ...
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Splitting up a shot and merging?

Another oil painting question: At my job I am instructed to split up shots of a painting and then merge them together in Photoshop after to achieve the highest resolution possible. I'm doing it and ...
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Tripod for Oil Painting Photography

I work for a company that produces oil painting reproductions and am quite new to the discipline. The Art Director here is very cheap and it shows through the equipment I'm using here (think 10+ old ...
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Low Cost Product Photos [duplicate]

Buying a Canon EOS 2000D. Building 2 soft light box with some white fabric and cheapo led strips with some dimming circuit. Building a white paper desk for background I have some Photoshop and ...
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Image Magick - altering colour levels automatically

I've been tasked with finding a way to automatically crop and colour adjust product images. The images are on a white-ish background with somewhat inconsistent lighting. Manually, we'd use photoshop ...
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Which equipment is suitable for close-up photos of electronic circuits?

I want to start a YouTube channel to explain electronics and circuits, ideally with quality like in this video. I've watched over 50 videos on YouTube and tried to understand their setups, but haven't ...
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What colour for background extraction on plant photos?

I'm working on a plant store website. Usually, for product photos, we use a green screen background so that we can remove the background and use any background we want for the product. But for plants, ...
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How do I get rid of this orange tint and reflection while keeping my label well lit and visible?

Image results and studio lighting set up Linked are the images of my set up (2 grid strip boxes, 1 softbox, and using 3 x800 white lighting strobes). I'm using the large softbox as my background ...
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How can I keep background material in place for jewelry photos?

I want to make my jewelry photography better by using silk as a background but I want the material to look as if it was loosely thrown as on the picture below. The problem is that it keeps bending in ...
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What are the best practices to shoot similar angles and sizes of product photographs?

The issue is that after I do the shoot and want to re-do the shots, I do not know where to exactly position the camera like how near it is, the angle, and etc. It creates images that are not ...
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What Canon mirrorless Camera would suit for product photography? [closed]

In our Company we have a special tool for making product photos. The tool consists of lightbox and turntable in it. It all connects to a PC where special software controls light intensity, turns the ...
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Bulk crop JPEGs with alignment of apparel shots with models

We have got several hundrets of photos for an online shop shot on different models. All of them have a plain white background, but vary in clipping (?). We need to crop them in following way: aspect ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

I have a Canon m50 camera and use the default lens that came with it, a 15-45mm lens. I work in a company that makes stainless steel products, many of them with glass. So the problem is that there ...
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