6th March 2005, 10:24 PM
7th March 2005, 08:21 AM
not all product shots need a tent. actually, i think one is not needed.
portrait shots need light modifiers and reflectors. needs more $.
lightstands. sturdy for the weight it will bear but relatively light in weight itself. do not save $ by buying very lightweight ones.
lightmeters. i have used Minolta only. Minolta is reliable.
hope it helps.
7th March 2005, 08:35 AM
yeap... depends what & how u shoot... tent may seem to be more problematic.
7th March 2005, 03:41 PM
oh... i doing small products like bottles glasses etc. I am buying a tent because I dont want to buy the softbox straight away. Abit expensive.
Softboxs are quite overpriced.
anyway. how much do lightstands cost average?
also minolta 3F at $285 good or bad price? no spot meter i think.
7th March 2005, 04:25 PM
tents and softboxes are not the same. they serve different purposes.
you can make a 'tent' with inexpensive materials eg tracing papers, etc.
Last edited by reachme2003; 7th March 2005 at 04:27 PM.
7th March 2005, 09:23 PM
softboxes are good but well, for a start, not getting first. maybe abit later. I think the tent is good for bottles and reflective items?