hmm... just like to share, for simple product shots I used a light cube and 3x40W work lights. Normally I shot during night time, where i switch off the room light. Attached is a setup I did on my table (small area...)
yes, they do have bigger lights with more Ws... But I am not sure whether they have 100W or more, cause these are normal work lights. The highest I saw is 60W or 80W from one of the bigger ones. I only check out a few though...
All the bigger ones are above S$10/-. If you want, you can download ikea catalogue to know more about their products...
one minor note, they only sell warm light bulbs. For daylight or coolwhite bulbs you may have to check with them or buy elsewhere
with light cube
Camera: dimage A2
Shutter speed: 1/30-1/50
lights: 3x40W lights from top, left and right (room light off)
the ones on the left is with light cube, the right just normal ambient light with window wide open... White balance is not adjusted and I did move the lights to experiment thus you see some differences in the images...
You can also refer to http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=247898 images from thread #4 (04-01-2007), No custom WB set, only with two 40W work lights (never shift the lights this time). You can see the the difference from the images from thread #1 which I never use any work lights or light cube. Notice the color difference in the camera also...
If you use custom WB and never shift the lights throughout the shoot. you may get a better unifrom white background lightning. I am still experimenting with the light cube, so I am still learning... a newbie.
Anyway, if you are buying the work lights and the S$3.90 offer is back, don't mind let me know. I want to buy three more :bsmilie:
Wowo, thanks. that was really helpful and hte pictures too.
Can tell me the exact light that you bought so only 40 watts enough? and the lamp you bought? I thgt need at least 100 watts? I also want to try to get and experiment. What if you shoot in the day and on the lights is it better?
I try... in the day time using natural light will create a yellow cast (slight) and also I can't get a accurate background lighting color as the sunlight keep changing.
Night time, if you are saying just using the ceiling light on the light tent, it wouldn't work. Not strong enough. If room light + the extra work lights, yes. But be aware not to cast your own shadow inside the light tent when shooting.