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I've picked up some repeat business from an electronics company for product shots for their data sheets and trade magazines.
It's easy work since I bought a light tent.

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The marketing manager asked if I could direct attention to a board by de-emphasizing the mother board it was plugged into. I
didn't tell him how simple it was to pull off using layers, and he was impressed ;).

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Table top work is a lot easier than events, but I like weddings better.
 

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Can you elaborate on the light tent for us Frank. Maybe even a link and a pic of it setup.

I also recall the previous product you photographed. I'm needing to take some similar shots of products for my company GigaParts, Inc and have considered a tent.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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Excellent stuff there Frank. I'm seriously giving some thought to one of those tents, the level of light is just great. No hot spots that I can see.

The layering works well to - really makes the subject stand out.

Two questions

What is it ?

Do we all need one ?
 
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Hi Uncle Frank:

I'm very interested in this. I have been trying to use some white foam core boards and making a box that way. Is it possible to use these and the SB800? And if so, how and where do I place the SB800? I'm trying to take pictures of small medical equipment, stethoscopes, otoscopes etc...
The lenses I have for this are the 60mm and the 50mm 1.8.

Thank you.
 
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Patrick Bramlett said:
Can you elaborate on the light tent for us Frank. Maybe even a link and a pic of it setup.

I also recall the previous product you photographed. I'm needing to take some similar shots of products for my company GigaParts, Inc and have considered a tent.
Don't buy a light tent, Patrick. Just send me your parts and I'll take the pictures for you. My fees are very reasonable ;).

Here's a link to the thread where I discussed the light tent.

https://www.nikoncafe.com//forums/viewtopic.php?t=7594&highlight=
 
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Lisa said:
Hi Uncle Frank:

I'm very interested in this. I have been trying to use some white foam core boards and making a box that way. Is it possible to use these and the SB800?
I'd imagine so, Lisa, but darned if I know how to do it. That's why I took the easy way out and bought the light tent kit.
 

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