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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Selecting a light source.

I have a "home made" product photo studio that made up using directions from this blog.


Now I need light source(s). I have seen and read the reviews on the lamps that come with the preboxed studios, and most complain that they are high wattage lamps in plastic stands, which get super hot and melt lol.


I don't have fancy camera equipment, just a Canon Powershot A480 point and shoot. I would like to get 2 lamps/lights, one for either side of the box, but don't really know if the type of lamp matters. I know color temp of the light will/can affect the color of the object being shot(not a huge deal as it's usually car/audio parts), but I would like to get it as close to it's true color as possible.

Would something like the Sima SL-10HD work? I was thinking of getting two of them and standing them on mini tripods.

Suggestions? Bad idea?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 11:57 AM
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Just what I was looking for, thanks!
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Just what I was looking for, thanks!
Those clip on work lights, and "daylight" colored bulbs are excellent with a good diffuser material.

I've done some close up photos for a couple CLSB members, and done jewelry photos with this simple and inexpensive setup.

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Suggestions on diffuser material? With the box I made I went with 2 ply tissue paper
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Suggestions on diffuser material? With the box I made I went with 2 ply tissue paper
Pretty much anything white and not opaque.

I used white kite material, tissue paper, thin bed sheets, all sorts of stuff.

I think I like the ripstop kite material the best because it's durable and easy to work with. You can get it at JoAnnes for like $6.50 a yard or there abouts.

Oh, I forgot to mention, I use compact fluorescent bulbs *not* incandescent. Get a high-power, low wattage daylight colored...a trio of 23 watters should do. It would be the equivalent of 300 watts of incandescent light. I've also used three Nikon flash units and just bounced around inside the box rather than through the material.

Each method has it's own advantages, try it all out and see what works best for your shots.








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LOVE those shots. I will definitely try 3 CFLs. I assume you did one on each side and one on the top based on the reflection in the ring lol? BLING BLING!
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If you want to buy something for very low price and decent stuff go here:
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I did this with homemade build light box and one flash and one shop light
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This is the beautiful and awesome light collection. all the photos are impressive and attractive. it is very beneficial stuff as a decoration purpose on the particular occasion. i am so excite by this nice photos which create a extra ordinary entertainment.
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