View Full Version : Help needed with setting up Table Top Studio
08-10-2005, 06:12 PM
I intend to sell some highly expensive antiques on eBay and it is very important to have perfect images so as to give my customer the knowledge of EXACTLY what it really looks like.
I am willing to purchase a good SLR camera if needed to take high detail shots.
I have read in a magazine which has extensive information about tips for selling on eBay and I found that they have advised the use of a Table Top Studio. What kind should I invest in? What is the best one that you can recommend? I see the pictures of products on websites like Sony, Oakley etc are perfect. Can I attain such kind of photos with white background using a table top studio?
08-10-2005, 06:51 PM
Following is a scan of the page in the magazine that I got the suggestion from...
What is the best possible set up of this sort? Or are there better ways to do it?
08-10-2005, 07:52 PM
Check ebay itself under "Photography Tent". There's a ton of product there in all sizes and relatively inexpensive. Some even have changable color backdrops. I'm assuming your antique items aren't furniture, which would require a whole different setup. B&H also carries a dome-type product that might fit your needs. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&kw=PALPS&is=REG&Q=&O=productlist&sku=331828
08-10-2005, 07:58 PM
Seems good. Which of them would you recommend as the one that gives the best results. The cost isn't an issue. Are the dome types better than the one shown in the magazine?
08-10-2005, 08:06 PM
Seems to me the cube or tent type boxes would give you better control of the light, plus some will allow you to place the cube on a glass table and light from underneath which could give some interesting results. I have no need for something like this, but I'd probably look more at the dome/tent thing if I did. Perhaps someone here uses one and will see this thread and add a comment.
08-11-2005, 06:20 AM
If I use a big tent to take photograph of a small item, would the light be too far away from the subject?
Because of different sizes of items that I need to be photograph, I'm not entirely sure if I need to buy different tents sizes.
Or save the money and build your own. Some one else posted under a different thread in this section a link to directions. I'll be doing some jewelry shots in a few weeks and have been looking into this and decided some time ago that I'd just build my own. If you don't want to use the sheets like the sample in the other thread, try mylar available at art stores, or floresent light covers.
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