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    Photo Shooting Tent

    Photo Shooting Tent
    Many years ago there was a discussion of a tabletop type of shooting tent or light box for use in product photography. Unfortunately I cannot find the thread and am having trouble finding something decent but not overly expensive.

    Neewer has a couple - one is 24"x24" while the other is 32"x32". Both are translucent and would allow diffused light when strobes/flashes are used. I don't want one that comes with its own lights built in. I'd rather have full control of where and how I place the lights. Just wondering if anyone has suggestions?

    https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Shooti...QHJPFF063TKYSH

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    Re: Photo Shooting Tent

    Size depends on what you intend to photograph inside. I mainly use mine for photographing wristwatches in my collection.

    Speaking from my own experience, I now use the black semi-rigid type cube with the silver reflective interior and LED lights. My own studio allows you to adjust the position of the LED strips and each of the 2 strips has it's own switch. There is a white diffusing fabric panel for the lights. It is 16"x16"x16", basically ideal for watches with a 90mm macro lens.

    I came to this place first building my own diffusing structures out of translucent plastic tubs. Then I bought a 24" sized white tent like you show. Realized that was far too large and downsized to a 14" white tent. Lighting was difficult to get right. I used 2 reflector work lights with "natural light" color CFL bulbs. I moved the lights close, far, and all around over the years. The new type with the lights inside is the way to go for watches. I am convinced of that.

    White tent photo from 2017. D7000 + Tamron 90mm f/2.8
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    The current black with silver interior tent. Backdrops are different but the lighting is more even all-around. Change of camera body also, but same lens. D750 + Tamron 90mm f/2.8
    Photo Shooting Tent-broqetd.jpg
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    D7000 50mm f/1.8G Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 C
    D600 (infrared converted) 70-200mm f/2.8G VR Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art
    Lumix DMC-ZS6 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
    500mm f/8 reflex

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    Re: Photo Shooting Tent

    Is the one you have linked more than you want to spend?
    You could make one, but by the time you buy all the stuff, I think it wouldn't be all that cheap.
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    Re: Photo Shooting Tent

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    Is the one you have linked more than you want to spend?
    You could make one, but by the time you buy all the stuff, I think it wouldn't be all that cheap.
    No, the one I linked isn't expensive, but some of the ones I looked at are more than twice the price and come with their own lights installed (definitely not what I want). I know I want one that is translucent so I can light from outside the tent. And as BF Hammer mentioned, size is a factor. I just don't know what size might be good to start with. But probably something small will work - jewelry and items maybe no larger than 10" for starters.
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    Re: Photo Shooting Tent

    After looking at a variety of translucent shooting tents, I decided to order a Neewer 16"x16" shoot through tent. It should be big enough to photograph jewelry and other small items. Thanks for the input. I hadn't considered anything smaller than a 24"x24" but feel this slightly smaller size will work better.
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    Re: Photo Shooting Tent

    Glad you found what you needed.
    I had seen a small light box a few years ago that was good for small items. It came with a small led strip that you could attach. I don't think it was expensive. I couldn't locate the link since it was a few years ago.
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    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.





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