A picture is worth a thousand
We have designed and produced a desktop
studio, all-in-one, to get away from those tripods, umbrellas, soft
lights, backdrops stands and cables. As we tend to shop and sell more
on the internet, on eBay and so on, we need to show our products in the
best light and in the best possible view, to maximise the selling
potential. Jewellery, watches, mobile phones, PDAs, MP3 players,
cameras and all this pocket paraphernalia needs to be photographed,
advertised and sold. Another application is recording one's jewellery
and possessions at home for insurance purposes. Collections of pens,
matchbox models, cards, and other small objects can be photographed and
portfolios exchanged electronically by email, CDs etc.
This studio is a 12x8x8in box
with internal lights,
continuous backdrop, which can be backlit for reduction of shadows and
has the facility to use miniature solid state spot lights. In practice
you open the front door of the box, insert your item, point and shoot.
If you want to publish your pictures on the web, or on an auction site,
you may wish to spend more time to get the best possible pictures.
These days the emphasis is on the camera
size and the zoom ratio. This does not necessarily apply to pictures
ultimately shown on the web, as the screen resolution is limited, and
the file size restricted by the bandwidth, and we have found, that a
camera with 3mp is all the resolution you will ever need to show
pictures on the web. All is in the lighting, as tens of megapixels will
not compensate for a poorly lit object. To achieve the best possible
lighting, we use cold cathode high frequency light tubes with a colour
temperature of 6400 Kelvin. The white balance of the camera should be
set to this light, or calibrated.
The Desktop Photographic Studio is
priced well below entry level cameras, to appeal to a wide
photographers from all walks of life.