11-14-2013, 06:53 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Taking a decent product photo is always a challenge for me. My photos got much better after finding a web site called Table Top Studios. They specialize in selling equipment for product photos and are a wonderful resource if you call them. One 10 minute phone call paid immediate dividends. I am still a hack but...much improved.

They are based in Santa Barbara California so I may have to drive over there one of these weekends for some hands on training.

Here is a stock photo of the set-up I bought although they have many other options.

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 11-14-2013, 06:58 PM
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  • freddy
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Nice setup, Phil. Smile

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 11-14-2013, 07:02 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(11-14-2013, 06:58 PM)freddy Wrote: Nice setup, Phil. Smile

Thank you Freddy. The table top studio along with a real simple photoshop tip helped immensely. I wish that I had the time to really learn how to use my camera and to become more proficient with photoshop

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 11-14-2013, 07:16 PM
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  • ben74
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Great tip Phil!

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 11-14-2013, 07:20 PM
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  • bullgoose
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They even have some table top studios with a turntable. You can then take the same picture from several angles and put a rotating picture up on your website or ebay. Pretty cool.

See here

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 11-14-2013, 07:24 PM
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Very cool! Cool

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 11-14-2013, 07:25 PM
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 11-14-2013, 09:04 PM
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Wow, Phil! You are much more advanced than I!!
I still don't have a light-box, and I have never used Photoshop before! Biggrin

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 01-07-2014, 06:53 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I just ordered an additional background and a Kuhl light pad for under lighting. I am looking forward to seeing how it works with aftershave bottles and razors.

I will likely pick up a boom light next.

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 01-07-2014, 08:00 PM
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  • Harvey
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If you get any more photo equipment you will need a larger store...next you,ll will be doing movies and how to videos with Mily Cyrus...(twerking all those brushes)...stop by my place on your way back from Santa Barbara....

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 01-07-2014, 08:18 PM
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That light pad should be really nice ! I thought I had noticed some new lighting Biggrin

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 01-07-2014, 08:52 PM
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(01-07-2014, 08:00 PM)Harvey Wrote: If you get any more photo equipment you will need a larger store...next you,ll will be doing movies and how to videos with Mily Cyrus...(twerking all those brushes)...stop by my place on your way back from Santa Barbara....

I would love to but I am having them ship the equipment. Cool

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 01-07-2014, 08:54 PM
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(01-07-2014, 08:18 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: That light pad should be really nice ! I thought I had noticed some new lighting Biggrin

It should really help with aftershaves and colognes. I am also curious to see how it will work for razors.

The boom light will also help but I will wait a bit before I get it.

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 01-07-2014, 08:57 PM
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Money very well spent IMHO.

Light is key ! If it isn't given to us naturally we have to make our own Smile

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 01-07-2014, 09:02 PM
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(01-07-2014, 08:57 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: Money very well spent IMHO.

Light is key ! If it isn't given to us naturally we have to make our own Smile

Thank you. I am really looking forward to it so I can play around a bit. Hopefully I can get some good product shots of all the aftershaves/colognes.

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 01-07-2014, 09:08 PM
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It should be keen on translucent objects like cologne bottles ! I'm excited to see your results !

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 01-07-2014, 09:32 PM
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Congratulations, Phil and looking forward to the new pics! Smile

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 01-07-2014, 10:04 PM
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  • freddy
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Phil, I, too, am looking forward to the new photographs. Bet they'll look terrific. Congratulations.

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 01-08-2014, 02:08 AM
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Nice set-up. Phil!

In my work, I use a Photoflex First Studio kit, and it works very well:

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 01-08-2014, 10:14 AM
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  • CMur12
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Does anyone know if the lights presented in this thread are compatible with daylight-balanced film?

- Murray

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