Using Cheap IKEA Lights For Product Photography

Ikea products are coming in handy once again as one of their lamp shades is the perfect tool for product photography.

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IKEA is a great place to pick up reasonably priced furniture, house plants and other small goods you didn't realise you needed but you bought anyway! The famous Swedish store also has a very large lighting section and this is where we find quite a few tools photographers can use to improve their product and portrait shots. 

We've covered 'IKEA lighting portraits' previously with the help of site member John Duder so do head over to his article if portraits and people are your thing as this particular feature is all about shooting product shots with the help of speedlights and a reasonably priced IKEA Melodi lampshade

"By firing our Yongnuo 560-III speedlights through the milky diffusion of the lamp, we create a consistent neutral collection look, that could work for a variety of products," explains product photography expert Dustin Dolby

In the above tutorial, Dustin walks you through his workflow for setting up and photographing products for e-commerce and as we've come to expect from Dustin, the tutorial is detailed, easy to follow and produces excellent results. 

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GwailoAngMo Avatar
20 Jan 2019 7:09AM
I had to give up within seconds of the video starting. The guy gabbled his words and couldnít enunciate clearly. Half the time he could have been explaining anything and I would have been none the wiser.
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johnstra 21 2
20 Jan 2019 11:42AM
Well, I thought it was a great idea well presented. I wear hearing aids and I listened to this without them. It was perfectly clear to me. Glevensis, do you have trouble hearing speech in noisy environments? If so I repectfully suggest that you get your hearing tested.
GwailoAngMo Avatar
19 Mar 2019 5:19PM
If you had noted my comments I wrote "he gabbled his words and couldn't enunciate clearly." I despair of sloppy speech and in this instance it was one of the worst examples I have come across. I'm not going to waste my time decoding sloppy speech. It has nothing to do with my ongoing and long standing tinnitus nor my hyperacusis, it has everything to do with poor speech.

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