Wednesday, April 25, 2012
My Own Little Photo Studio
Thanks to my photographer friend Marjolein, I now have the perfect setup for taking product pictures! I had all these random things, like a cheap lightbox, a daylight lamp and some LED lamps, but I never managed to take nice pictures using them. I was always just waiting for the right weather so I could use natural light.
Marjolein helped me create a setup that has the right light, so I am super pleased! No more hoping for slightly overcast but not too dark-weather!
The only downside is that the lights are super bright. Next time I might try this setup without the big daylight lamp, because it really hurt my eyes. On the bright (no pun intented) side though: At least I won't get winter depression!
In case anyone is struggling with taking product pictures too, this is the setup I'm using now:
- Cheap lightbox (Ritz Studio)
- LED lights (Falcon) on the sides
- Cheap lamp that came with the lightbox on top (but this will be replaced with a LED lamp soon too, as this crappy lamp gets WAY too hot)
- Philips Energy light (but that can probably be done without)