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Darren J
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Guys I know you all are the best so that is the reason I'm asking your advice. I have shot most of my photos outside and have done very well. Now I would like to setup a studio. I have a 34x56 building that is lined with with white steel liners.

I would like to do a studio shots and small product shots. It seems that the setups very a great deal. I will take the studio set down when not using. I have build cabinets to store all the gear.

So it looks like the Paul Buff product line is a good choice for me?? I will need stands, backdrop supports,
lights, umbrellas, and soft boxes I would say. Also a trigger.
Thank you in advance! Your suggestions are valued.

Darren



Oct 09, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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One thing often ovelooked when setting up a studio is the need often to reduce light. So in addition to strobes and reflectors, be sure to budget in some black panels, flags, etc. for controlling reflections and other forms of stray light, and for increasing contrast when desired. Especially in a white-walled room, "subtractive lighting" is an important skill.

If you're looking at Paul C. Buff lights, be sure to consider the Einstein. For small product lighting the ability to dial down the power to low levels is handy, and for using multiple lights at different power settings for a portrait the "Constant Color" mode will be helpful.

Best wishes on your venture.



Oct 09, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Darren J
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Thank you for the note.



Oct 09, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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Bought:
3ea AB800's Alien Bee's
3ea Umbrellas Paul Buff
1ea 30x60 soft box
1ea Octagon
1ea Sokonic L358
Back Drop Support
4ea Savage Light Stands
Cowboy Studio Product Table

Thanks for all the suggestions.



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Darren J wrote:
Bought:
3ea AB800's Alien Bee's
3ea Umbrellas Paul Buff
1ea 30x60 soft box
1ea Octagon
1ea Sokonic L358
Back Drop Support
4ea Savage Light Stands
Cowboy Studio Product Table

Thanks for all the suggestions.


Wow, you really went for it. Looking forward to seeing some of your projects.



Nov 12, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Darren J
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Lighting Setup


Thanks. Will start shooting fishing lure product shots very soon.


Nov 12, 2012 at 04:00 AM
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For small fishing lures, big stuff is not always that helpful, but using the modeling lights to aim is. The Einsteins would have worked better for the close distances you'll be using as well. And a big +1 to black flags...you can cheap out a bit by buying some black foam panels from your local crafts store, but get a few C stands w/ the grip arms so you can have something to hang them off of...


Nov 12, 2012 at 04:36 PM
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Will do. Thanks.


Nov 12, 2012 at 04:40 PM





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