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Finally setting up a photo "studio". Any suggestions?

#1 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:32 pm

I am finally going to break down and set up a photo studio in our house. I have grown tired of waiting for decent Michigan weather to shoot outside at a time when I'm actually home. Any suggestions of what I should do or should avoid? My initial plan is to build an environment something similar to the one Tom uses -- as he gets consistently terrific results. My camera is a Canon EOS Rebel T3i.
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#2 Post by vintagehamiltons » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:42 pm

HamiltonIllinois wrote:I am finally going to break down and set up a photo studio in our house. I have grown tired of waiting for decent Michigan weather to shoot outside at a time when I'm actually home. Any suggestions of what I should do or should avoid? My initial plan is to build an environment something similar to the one Tom uses -- as he gets consistently terrific results. My camera is a Canon EOS Rebel T3i.
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Re: Finally setting up a photo "studio". Any suggestions?

#3 Post by HandyDan » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:54 pm

You may have to buy an Audi - as I think that's where Tom takes most of his excellent wrist shots. If you like mine, you'll need a Toyota Tacoma.

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#4 Post by Nookster » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:43 am

Good one Dan!!
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#5 Post by vintagehamiltons » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:35 pm

A 2006 Nissan Murano works, too. ;)

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#6 Post by 441victor » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:41 pm

Give up your secrets Tom. Time of day? Size of sunroof? Parking direction relative to the sun? Joel

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#7 Post by vintagehamiltons » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:13 am

441victor wrote:Give up your secrets Tom. Time of day? Size of sunroof? Parking direction relative to the sun? Joel
:lol: 7:30am in my work parking lot. When the sun is out, it's pretty low in the sky. Sunroof does not contribute since I never have the shade open. Sun, if any, would be coming from the left. A good camera (Canon G9), decent light and a steady hand are required. ;)
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#8 Post by norm650 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:50 pm

Rick,
If you are going to set this up at home rather than in you car :lol: , make sure to have a decent tripod, it makes all the difference, especially for the macro shots.
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