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Mar 9th, 2009 at 11:42pm
 
I know this has been talked about before, but what i would like is to see your setups that you use for photos.  the next time you shoot a turning, please take a minute and step back and take a photo of your setup.  I would appreciate it.

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Reply #1 - Mar 10th, 2009 at 3:54am
 
Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register. (You'll note the portrait of Chuck on the wall...my late MIL painted it.)

The light fixtures are cheap clamp-on units from the Borg. The stands are some that I had already...a boom mic stand and a cheap boom camera tripod. The backdrop is held in place with metal binder clips and rare earth magnets.

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Reply #2 - Mar 10th, 2009 at 4:19am
 
Vaughn,
I is a handsome devil isn't I.  So you like to stare at my pic & hope one day you'll be as good looking as I.  Huh
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Reply #3 - Mar 10th, 2009 at 2:22pm
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Mar 10th, 2009 at 4:19am:
...So you like to stare at my pic & hope one day you'll be as good looking as I.  Huh


A man can only dream of being as studly as you, Chuck.   Cheesy  I've got more of the Fabio thing goin' on anyway, with the rock-hard physique and flowing golden tresses.  Smiley  But the important thing is...the chicks dig both of us.  Grin
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Reply #4 - Mar 10th, 2009 at 2:25pm
 
Awwwwww, get me a bucket please!
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Reply #5 - Mar 10th, 2009 at 2:36pm
 
Don't need a bucket, I've got chest waders. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Cool Cool

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Reply #6 - Mar 10th, 2009 at 5:40pm
 
thanks Vaughn.

as for the BS around here, i use a front end loader to try and keep up with it. Wink Wink Cool Cool Cool
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Reply #7 - Mar 10th, 2009 at 7:33pm
 
Vaughn,
Don't listen to them they're jealous of us.  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #8 - Mar 10th, 2009 at 8:15pm
 
Real nice set up you got their Vaughn, I like it, but that photo on the wall, that don't look nutten like the photo Pat sent me of Chuck, yours looks alot better than mine.

Any way, back to your photo booth, you using magnets to hole the back drop in place or what, it kinda looks like its screwed into place, ya can't really tell.
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Reply #9 - Mar 11th, 2009 at 5:01pm
 
Mike Baber wrote on Mar 10th, 2009 at 8:15pm:
...Any way, back to your photo booth, you using magnets to hole the back drop in place or what, it kinda looks like its screwed into place, ya can't really
tell.


Wizzy, check out the last two pics in my post...one shows the metal binder clips that are attached to the backdrop, and the other shows the stacks of rare earth magnets on the outside, stuck to the binder clips through the fabric. (You can see a faint outline of the clips through the fabric in the last pic.) By using the magnets, I can easily adjust the backdrop up or down to change the shading behind the turned object I'm photographing.

Here's what I'm using for a backdrop. (Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register) I need to get a new one some day, since this one is getting a bit scratched up. I think I'll go for a darker one next time, just so I'll have a choice between darker or lighter backdrops.
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Reply #10 - Mar 12th, 2009 at 10:39pm
 
Vaughn,

what kind of light bulbs are you using??
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Reply #11 - Mar 12th, 2009 at 11:50pm
 
This is my photo tent:
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Course, ya gotta put it together:
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Drape a cloth over it and set up some lights and foam core reflectors:
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Put something inside:
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And voila!:
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And I have no idea what the fabric is.  I just wandered through a fabric store looking for something white and kind of translucent...  Cheesy  My bulbs are just ordinary compact fluorescents and I have to do some color correction on most pics because the background comes out kind of pinkish.  I have the camera white balance set to fluorescent but I guess it is different with the compact ones.

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Reply #12 - Mar 12th, 2009 at 11:56pm
 
That last shot makes me think of something out of Star Wars.  Wink Wink Cool Cool

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Reply #13 - Mar 13th, 2009 at 12:29am
 
Yeah, I think the caption should be "HELP!!!  They're spawning!!!"

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Reply #14 - Mar 13th, 2009 at 3:59am
 
David Hamann wrote on Mar 12th, 2009 at 10:39pm:
Vaughn,

what kind of light bulbs are you using??


Dave, they're 5000º K compact florescent bulbs I got on eBay. I think they are 35 watts each. They're geared for photography, and the 5000º K is supposed to be a good "daylight" spectrum range.

Great pics, Bob. Good example of how it doesn't take a fancy rig to get professional-looking photos.  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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