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Photographer wanted: product photography on pure white background

Chris_L Plus
4 4.5k United Kingdom
26 Jul 2015 1:15PM
WOW! Sorry to hear such horror stories about lack of power, heat (and using too much electricity! Continuous lighting is a non-starter then.

Hopefully someone will find a way of using Light Emitting Diodes for photography - They might then create things like the Icelight for portraits as well as low-power, cool-running continuous lights - and finally we can forget about melting the products.

Balancing earrings can't be solved with Blu-Tack, spot adhesives, magnets or any similar solutions. These will always be photographed by balancing, letting go and quickly taking a photograph. QVC probably have patented systems that enable them to rotate and video such items without the items falling over. Hopefully one day this tech will trickle down to stills photographers.

The camera shake problem may be solved by someone like James Dyson or Trevor Baylis. Those are the kind of guys who could invent three-legged camera supports which could be used in conjunction with mirror lockup, remote releases etc to keep cameras rock steady. Fingers crossed.

You guys are correct. Don't use continuous lighting. It has no uses. It's not for people. It's not for products. Tongue

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Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
26 Jul 2015 6:52PM
Heat and electricity is not so much of a problem with modern low energy bulbs.

I once accidentally set light to some net curtains using 500 watt bulbs and a two light setup used a KW of electricity Smile
24 Aug 2017 7:24PM
Im a jewellery photographer from London and i always use flash. Your lens should be the best lens you can afford, generally camera's depreciate quicker than lens, i shoot on the magnificent Carl zeiss 120 mm macro.
The best lens for marco work, especially jewellery.
Check out my work on my site [link removed by ePz]

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