Lighting for taking photos

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Ari, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Ari

    Ari Guest

    Does any of you guys have some nice lights for taking photos that dont cost an arm and a leg? I have been looking for some for some time. I just don't feel like spending $300 on any. but I am wanting to really take some nice photos of my collection. But I want to do something far nicer then just then I have done in the past....
     
  2. ronco52

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  3. Ari

    Ari Guest

    Very nice! good ideas....
     
  4. unclerob

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    Great info Ronco52.
    I have been wanting to build a lightbox, now I have no excuse.
    Thanks, I appreciate it.
     
  5. Ridge

    Ridge Well-Known Member

    Another method is to tape a piece of paper or tissue over the flash...that dissipates the light evenly across the paper, providing better overall lighting :)
     
  6. Ari

    Ari Guest

  7. Maverick

    Maverick Guest

    WOW Great Info Ronco! I may have to build one myself...
     
  8. ronco52

    ronco52 Well-Known Member

    I glad y'all can use the info.

    Here is one more good setup using Lowe's/Home Depot type shop lights;
    http://www.shuttertalk.com/articles/diylighting

    I have used these lights right out of my garage, when shooting groups of family members. the thing to remember is aim the lights at the ceiling or the wall behind you Bounce the light, not directly at your subject or it will be to harsh/bright.
    Beats the devil out of an on camera flash.

    One free program you can use so you can fix the color, crop and do a ton of changes/stuff to your shots is Picasa from Google, if you do not have a good photo editor. Simple to use, gives very good results
    http://google.picasa.com/
    On this page it also has other applications to download don't click them if you don't want them.
     
  9. Ari

    Ari Guest