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room where a photographer shoots pictures. Specialized lighting equipment and other photography gear might also be present there.

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Beauty Dish revisited - Good for “bad” skin?

From my personal experience a beauty dish produces very soft light in the center, almost soft box like. Away from the center light becomes directional, harder. It is just the opposit of what is ...
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How do you reproduce this lighting setup

May you help me deconstructing the following image so I can learn how the lighting setup is done? Thanks in advance
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Lighting Question- How do I achieve pictures such as these? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon d5500 and a 55-200mm lens. I'm hoping to get pictures like these for a project- my main hang up is lighting? What sort of equipment should I use and are there any specific angles? ...
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How unusual would contact-printing be for a portrait studio's commercial output?

I was looking at some pictures by Mike Disfarmer included in the Time-Life Yearbook 1977/78, and was struck by a note in the accompanying text: There is no retouching [...] Disfarmer's portraits ...
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How do I find cheap photo studio rentals in Vancouver?

In the Czech Republic I am used to being able to rent a small photo studio with a set of lights, a choice of backgrounds, some tripods, etc, for about 20EUR/hour. There were also cheaper offers if you ...
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Turning a white backdrop into a color one

I have a roll of white seamless that I use for some studio work that works fine when doing more neutral shots, but I'm looking to do something a bit brighter and require a color backdrop. However, I'm ...
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How can I keep light from reaching the background in low key photography? [duplicate]

I'm now at the point where I walk around and see light; its direction, strength, softness, casted shadows etc. Now I'm almost at the point where I also understand it; i.e. the science behind what ...
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What kind of a stand setup is this?

What kind of equipment is this? Saw this in a video and couldn’t figure out.
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What would be a good lens for indoor team photography and individual

I have a Canon T3i and am just venturing in to new lenses..I have been asked to do indoor team and individual soccer pictures..they will be taken on a gray backdrop with white umbrella studio lights.....
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How powerful/what type of flash do I need for a softbox to photograph dogs with a Sony a900?

I am about to embark on 'Dog Photography' having previously done mainly landscapes and wildlife. I want to work in peoples' own homes with portable lighting. I have purchased a Lastolite softbox and a ...
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Underexposed Images using Studio flash

Hoping someone can help. I am attempting to use some studio flash lights in my setup. I have a Canon EOS 1DS MKII, with a Speedlight 420EX attached to the hotshoe. When firing with just the 420EX, ...
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If my main studio strobe is on HSS, all of the other strobes need to be as well, correct?

I am planning on buying a Godox AD600, which has HSS. I am also looking for filler and hair strobes, and I am not getting 3x AD600's that is for sure. So I was wondering, if I want to do HSS with ...
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Fashion photography mini studio [duplicate]

If I wanted to start a mini studio for fashion photography, what equipment will I be needing as basics?
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Are these cheap studio continuous lighting kits good for beginners?

I want to learn indoor portrait photography and I want to know if the cheap kits on eBay are for beginners, or if they work well at all? Examples of indoor studio kits (links go to eBay listings): ...
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18% gray paint manufacturers

I want this to kind of be a "mega thread" of paint. So, here is the scenario: I have a room that I want to use as a studio. Since this room will only be used for photography, I want to have it ...
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Why use larger format cameras for studio photography?

Recently, I did a lot of studio photography (read: improvised hobbyist studio) using an APS-C camera (Pentax K-30). I don't see any major limitations due to the body. However, larger formats like ...
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Clamshell/butterfly lighting - Should the lights move with the head?

I use clamshell lighting in my large format portrait work. Typically these are full face portraits with the lights, lens and subject all on the same axis. Most examples of clamshell lighting that I ...
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How would I dim CFL studio lights?

I've been using my dad's old incandescent studio lights (Smith-Victor) but decided to buy some CFL lights instead so it's not so hot under the lights. I got some cheap Fovitec ones from Amazon (...
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How do you shoot black product images?

I'm a 3D Artist currently struggling at "shooting" product photos of black objects with black backgrounds. Does anybody have clues about the studio setup used in the references below? Did they use ...
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Which studio backgrounds for child and infant portraits?

I am setting up a studio for portraits, mostly for children and babies and I am wondering what are the best backgrounds to get. Should I get a green screen and edit in post-production or get many ...
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How can I tether an Olympus E-M5 II to Lightroom?

I was wondering what would be needed to tether an Olympus E-M5 II to Lightroom. I want to have the images pop up on my MacBook during a photoshoot to see a larger image and have a possibility to edit ...
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What ambient lighting is appropriate for a room where photos are edited and proofed/printed?

Assuming monitor(s) are correctly calibrated and print viewing is done in a viewing box with its own light source, what should the room lighting be? With no lighting at all I think most people find ...
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Studio Time Lapse Photography

I'm looking to do a time lapse video of a studio a UV make up shoot I've got coming up. I want to shoot the set up then actual shoot. As its a UV shoot the lighting will either very low or on during ...
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Studio lighting: Is strobe the same as triggered flash?

Considering purchasing the Einstein E640. Employee at Camera Company wasn't sure if thats the same as strobe lighting
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What is the easiest colour backdrop to take pictures against?

As the titled says, what is the easiest colour background to take pictures against? For example: White backgrounds require additional lighting to over expose them. Black backgrounds require a lot of ...
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Which studio strobes are compatible with the Yongnuo YN-622C?

I currently have 2 pairs of Yongnuo YN-622C Wireless TTL Flash Triggers for Canon. I'd like to use them to wirelessly trigger studio strobes and I'm wondering if anyone knows the compatibility of the ...
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What would be a sufficient studio flash setup for my product photography?

In the past I've found some very helpful information here regarding how to proceed with my product photography, and you've all helped me a lot, so thanks! Now, as I'm moving on towards studio flash ...
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Why can't I get a pure white background, even using multiple light sources? [duplicate]

Edit: THIS IS NOT a duplicate of Why can't I get a decent white background with product photography?. Reading my question and the linked one you will see I HAVE ADDRESSED the issues suggested by ...
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What techniques can I use for shooting vertically from a height of 12 feet?

I need to setup a still life shot over a horizontal area (on a studio floor) and shoot from above, most likely using a ladder at a height of approximately 12 feet. For safety and convenience I would ...
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What lens should we use to shoot large products in a small studio?

I work for a company that sells events and trade show booths. We have a studio to shoot the products, but unfortunately, it is on the small side. I would need a wide angle lens to shoot the products. ...
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Make realistic backdrop in photoshop

What is a good technique to make a realistic gray backdrop in Photoshop? Lets say I have a cut out subject on its own layer, photographed with 2 umbrellas, 1 stronger from the left, and a softer ...
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Tripod options for product photography [closed]

I want to start off with product photography. I am new to product photography and don't want to pay too much as of yet for equipment. I want to start off with a tripod. Which tripod would you guys ...
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Fake light coming from fake (opaque) window?

Do you know those false windows, with posters that are actually photos of the outdoors? I'd like to take a photo of an interior with a fake window, and make it appear that light was coming in from ...
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85mm fast prime vs 70-200mm 2.8 for indoor fashion studio shoots

Why do people shooting fashion inside a controlled environment (studio, when shooting apertures above f/2.8, like f/8, f/11), seem to prefer a 85mm fast prime versus a 70-200 f/2.8 for half and full-...
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How can I further decrease the exposure in a studio environment?

I was trying a few things yesterday involving a studio backdrop which was lit using a grid to provide a gradient effect and a subject about 3ft in front of it, with its own lighting through umbrellas. ...
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What camera-lens combination should be preferred for shooting models and art gallery?

So, this question comes from a peer's sister who is undergoing some course regarding "fashion". They have been asked by their non-photographer teacher to "get a DSLR camera of range up to $803 from ...
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Are there softboxes that will work both with portable speedlights and and with studio flashes (Bowens Gemini 400RX)?

I'm very interested in acquiring a softbox with a honeycomb grid of about 150cm. Here is one of those: http://www.amazon.com/Lightstand-Octagonal-Honeycomb-Internal-Visico/dp/B00NRZE5MY/ref=sr_1_5?s=...
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Are there professional studios that are available to take pictures of sculpture?

I have built this sculpture, but I do not have the right lighting equipment or camera to take a really professional picture of this sculpture. But I need to submit a picture of it to the local museum ...
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How to create lighting with rays on the background?

I've recently seen this photo and really liked it: (source: serial-fizruk.net) My question is: how to create such lighting effect? Is it created on post or it is real? Is it possible to create ...
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How do I set up my studio for shooting large rugs from the ceiling?

I am trying to take pictures of large rugs. The rug size is about 10mx5m, and I'm planning to purchase Giga Pan EPIC Pro Robotic camera mount, and Canon 7D Mark II with Canon EF 50MM F/1.2L USM lens, ...
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Achieving dark matte background in studio

I've been trying to achieve a dark matte background (maybe with some texture on it) in a studio, but i have a limited experience with backdrops and so far i haven't been able to produce satisfying ...
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How to clean a studio light bulb?

Touching the studio light bulb is not recommended, because the oil which remains on its surface may damage it at high temperatures. If the light bulb was in contact with skin, how should it be ...
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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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What's the best way to use a flash and colour gel as a back light?

I want to know what is the best way of setting up a background flash with a coloured gel in a studio setting. I had a play around with this on Saturday. I started with a white background infinity ...
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How to get long hair to fan?

I have a model with long hair and we were trying to get some shots with "fanning" hair. I took the nozzle off a leaf blower and tried it at all sorts of angles and power levels and could not get the ...
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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 ...