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Khurram Khalid
 

Products Shooting?


I'm new in photography and looking for help about product shooting for printing catalogue and Web sites. The products I want to shoot are medical/surgical instruments made of stainless steel, soccer balls, leather garments, leather and textile gloves, etc. I have a Nikon D80 with 18mm-135mm AF-S Dx Lens. what other accessories do I need for setting up a small studio?


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4/5/2007 2:33:01 PM

 
John H. Siskin
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  Hi Khurram,
You need lights, preferably strobes. A couple of strobes with about 300 watt-seconds would probably do. You should also build a couple of light panels or buy them. There is an article here about making Light Panels, the article under Resources. The tripod is also very important; Manfrotto makes some very good ones. You may want a lighting tent, but I usually get along without one.
Thanks,
John


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4/5/2007 4:08:00 PM

 
Khurram Khalid   Hi,
Thank you, John, for your advice. Please suggest any online tutorial for my specific photo shooting requirements. I mean how to manage aperture/lighting/shutter speed, etc., for still products shooting. Thanks!


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4/5/2007 4:43:24 PM

 
John H. Siskin
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  Hi Khurram,
I teach an online course right here at BetterPhoto: Introduction to Product Photography. If you are interested, you can still join the current session.
Thanks,
John Siskin


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4/5/2007 6:32:07 PM

 
Khurram Khalid   Hi,

could you please tell me detail outline of this course and also could you provide any visuals in you course


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4/7/2007 10:03:03 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  www.betterphoto.com/courseOverview.asp?cspID=69

Or, go to the "courses" button at the top of this page, select "4 week", you'll find it in there... :-)

Bob


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4/7/2007 10:41:39 AM

 
John H. Siskin
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  Thanks Bob. That's were all the details are! John Siskin


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4/7/2007 11:15:20 AM

 
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