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Forum topic by JoeinGa posted 02-06-2015 08:02 PM 896 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-06-2015 08:02 PM

I’ve seen several posts of some very nice setups that folks use for taking pictures of their projects. I really dont have room for a “dedicated” space in my shop, so I came up with a simple way to get decent pix. I just put 2 F-clamps on a board and drape a couple of white cloths over it. It’s easy to set up and take down, and you can use it anywhere.
Oh sure I do get the occasional shadows, but this ain’t professional photography, so it suits me fine. Here’s what I do …










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#1 posted 02-06-2015 08:42 PM

Looks like a good setup. I plan on building a big light box from some leftover thin stock someday. Beats taking pictures on my driveway and back deck like usual.

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#2 posted 02-06-2015 09:18 PM

It looks like a simple set up Joe. Are you adding any extra light to it other than your existing shop light?
I can see how clean your shop is now. haha
Seriously it does seem like a crisper image.

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#3 posted 02-06-2015 09:39 PM

That’s the nice thing about a setup like this. I can put it on a totally cluttered workbench and nobody can see the mess behind it LOL

Only other light beside the ceiling lights is the camera flash.

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#4 posted 02-06-2015 10:53 PM

I’m going to get a piece of corrugated plastic (coroplast) and make a 3 sided thing for pics because I’m tired of bad lighting, shadows, etc.

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#5 posted 02-07-2015 02:18 AM

JoeinGa, I would really consider a darker background.

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