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    Default How To Take Product Shots?

    Hi

    What do i need for products shots for subjects like watches, PDAs and cameras?

    What kind of lens, light tent (DIY?), extra lightings?

    Btw, I'm just a hobbyist wanting to take pics of my gadgets : )

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    Hi there! I'm also thinking of taking my own product shots! Just a new beginner to SLR camera, got a Nikon D40 so now asking is there any certain angle to take the best shot lol... but i guess its mainly up to us to experiment and continue to play with our cameras

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    Default Re: How To Take Product Shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Hi

    What do i need for products shots for subjects like watches, PDAs and cameras?

    What kind of lens, light tent (DIY?), extra lightings?

    Btw, I'm just a hobbyist wanting to take pics of my gadgets : )
    It depends on type of product.

    If it's shiny and reflective, you may want to use a light tent with white sides to allow light in or with black sides to prevent stray reflections.

    My Examples

    Above is a link of some of the product shots which I have taken previously. Some are taken with a light tent and black BG and some like the Eva and car are taken using a simple paper backdrop and off-camera flash.

    Try it out slowly and you'll get the hang of it.
    Michael Lim
    My Flickr Site

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    are the tents needed? cos I'll be using it for more outdoor shots, so what functions will be good for taking flowers in the open?

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    Macro lens + flash and tripod if you need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Thanks for sharing bro I will try this out

    cheers

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    are flash impt even in the open, say daylight? won't flash be harsh? but will it make the image sharper or we have to adjust the settings? so sorry so many questions but I'm really confused!!

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    Read up about fill flash. It's definitely not needed, but would be useful to have in certain cases. However it might spoil the perspective of the flower cos there won't be any directional lighting if the ext-flash+stofen is shot.

    Just a macro lens would do. If possible a tripod so that you can shoot with one hand and hold the product (if needed) in the other hand.
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