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Shadowless Product Photography with illuminated bottom?

I personally shoot product that needs to be on a white background on a photo table. It has a translucent plexi-glass that lets your use lights under the table to light it up to have an off white color,...
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How to dismantle this small octagonal softbox?

First posted as a comment It looks very much like a lightweight hiking chair I own. Is there not sufficient give in it to lift one of the outer 'pockets' away from the rod? Each one should get easier ...
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How to dismantle this small octagonal softbox?

I've got 3 solutions to this: First option (what I should have done): Do not build the softbox in the first place. Sell it online to some poor unsuspecting bugger and put the money towards a decent ...
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Softbox lighting: What to look for in a first studio strobe?

When considering a light setup, you need to consider the following; Light output - With similar budgets, a speed light or studio strobe will generally provide more light than constant light ...
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Softbox lighting: What to look for in a first studio strobe?

There's a fundamental difference between the two examples in your question. One is a set with continuous lighting that uses lights that are basically not much different from the ones the fixtures in ...
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Softbox lighting: What to look for in a first studio strobe?

This is from the perspective of another beginner in studio photography - what I did, what I'd have done if I knew what I knew now... & what I'd do next... I'd say, if you are going to be shooting ...
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Are there any COMMON light stand and softbox - which would work both with strobe lights AND continuous LED light

Lighting stands are pretty much standard; almost everything that you would be using outside of industrial applications (like "real" cinema, television and theatre llighting) will use "baby" spigot ...
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How many lumens are required to achieve a pure white background in a 40cmx40cm softbox?

The short answer: It doesn't matter how many lumens your light illuminating the back of your softbox is. The background just has to be lit brighter than your subject. You need more light on the ...
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Product Photography without a Light Tent?

Many objects can be photographed satisfactorily by putting them in a clean white bathtub and, if necessary, illuminating the bathtub with a simple multi-LED worklight (the kind you can find in a tool ...
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Are small on-flash softboxes useful, or a gimmick?

As everyone else is saying, better than nothing, so not completely useless, but in no way to be confused with a proper large softbox. You'll still be better off taking the flash off-camera rather than ...
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Light modifier compatibility with different brand speed ring?

Your Adorama monolight is designed for modifiers using a Bowens S mount, so the Bowens stripbox should work just fine. The Bowens mount has 3 tabs on the modifier that you twist to lock into place on ...
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Product Photography without a Light Tent?

It’s possible to take product shots without a tent. In my career, only for my one project, I have used it that was to oblige a greater amount of a sequential construction system way to deal with ...
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What is the effect of relative size of light source vs diffusion on the quality of light?

Relative size (distance) is often correlated with diffusion/softness, as if the only thing you have to worry about/change is the distance of the light/modifier... which is wrong because distance ...
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How do I convert my softbox to Bowens mount?

In the first and last images you can see three silver screws with washers; those secure the speed ring to the umbrella frame and allow the speed ring to rotate. The fist speedring is an S-type (...
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How to Achieve Consistent Results in Product Photography?

While 2 85W lightbulbs seem like a lot of light, it is likely that the biggest variable is the ambient light in your scene...ie. other lights and windows in your room. Also, continuous light (I assume)...
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What is the effect of relative size of light source vs diffusion on the quality of light?

A "larger light" has the concept that its outer areas will direct the light inward into the subject. Those additional paths inward from wide and different angles of course help to fill the harsh ...
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Shadowless Product Photography with illuminated bottom?

Take a look at the majority (millions) of still-life product photographs and you will see a commonality. Shadows. Why? Because you are trying to show a 3D object in a 2D medium. How do you do that? ...
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Product and scenes photography, cheap studio

They're the same basic concept: Two continuous CFL bulbs inside similarly sized and (apparently)¹ similarly constructed soft boxes. The most obvious difference is that one comes with three backdrop ...
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How can I fix a broken CFL softbox part?

Its called a "star knob" fastener. These are readily available at hardware stores. As to the friction grip it attaches too -- Take the unit to a bicycle repair shop, they will likely have the parts ...
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How many lumens are required to achieve a pure white background in a 40cmx40cm softbox?

One of the best ways to force a background to record as a solid white is to use a translucent background like "milk glass" etc. You illuminate the background from behind and adjust the brightness of ...
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How powerful/what type of flash do I need for a softbox to photograph dogs with a Sony a900?

If a speedlight isn't enough, chances are good you'll have to move up to more expensive, bigger flashes, which in turn may require bigger, sturdier support gear and modifiers. Most folks would ...
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Ezybox hot shoe bracket

The Lastolite Ezybox hot shoe bracket is what you want. I can only find a kit on the Lastolite site, but I see that B&H has just the bracket.
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What size softbox works with a speedlight?

You need to know your flash. I'm making a generic answer to be usefull in all fhash models and brands. 1) The hotspot Grab a sheet of paper, with some grid on it, for example draw some lines every 5 ...
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What size softbox works with a speedlight?

You can use a small 9 inch softbox which fits on the flash head or you can also use spedlight diffusers. You can use your speedlight at full power inside a large softbox also, the only constraint in ...
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