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    Default how to take studio pictures at home?

    i am having a problem to take pictures at home. what can i use as the back drop? can normal mahjong bring out the effect?

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    Default Re: how to take studio pictures at home?

    what is your subject?

    and what equipment do you have to play with

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    Default Re: how to take studio pictures at home?

    be more specific what subject you intend to shoot at home, and what effect you want to achieve.
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    Default Re: how to take studio pictures at home?

    well, how to take studio pics or studio like pics?

    cos unless u convert your home into a studio then its studio pics...
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    my friend is using D40. doing a photoshoot for apparels. I wanted to achieve something like this : http://www.mdscollections.com/pd-artisan-fleur-d.cfm

    credits to mdscollections.

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    Default Re: how to take studio pictures at home?

    so how about you post what you can achieve so that we can see where you went wrong

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    Default Re: how to take studio pictures at home?

    you want to do the same is it?

    paint a wall white, and the floor black

    get a flash with softbox, the softbox don't have to so big, around 2' by 3 will do, don't have softbox, use umbrella also can.

    mount the flash on the light stand or tripod, the flash don't have to set so high, haft the height of the model and aim up.

    find a model stand in front of the wall and shoot.
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    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...s/DSC05126.jpg

    This is taken by my normal digital cam. back drop i use a cloth. It appears to be blueish is cause of my wall. And i adjust the manual settings so it doesn't look so dark. The pictures that i want to achieve, is it taken in a studio? or is it with a lot of lighting? really clueless.
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    Default Re: how to take studio pictures at home?

    with a normal P&S camera, find a nice white wall with enough ambient light and shoot

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    Default Re: how to take studio pictures at home?

    to get pure white background, you need to light your subject and background separately.

    you can tape the white cloth on a door frame, and use whatever lights you able to find and blast the white cloth from behind. (overexposed by two stops)

    than make your model stand in front the white cloth, light her the way you want it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikokoh View Post
    my friend is using D40. doing a photoshoot for apparels. I wanted to achieve something like this : http://www.mdscollections.com/pd-artisan-fleur-d.cfm

    credits to mdscollections.
    Crappy and substandard pictures in the website... You should try to achieve something better or you'll disgrace all of us here..
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 14th July 2008 at 02:10 PM.

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    Default Re: how to take studio pictures at home?

    hi,

    Check out my blogsite

    http://bjoyus.blogspot.com/

    It's easy to setup backdrop if you have space/money. As for flash, I am enthusiast for using simple flash (such as Canon 580EX and 430EX). You can also buy umbrella at very low cost.

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