which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set up?

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which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set up?

Post by shunned » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:23 am

c'mon, I've bought a tripod and everything...

I wanna nick your shit and tell my kids it's my own idea.


like they'd give a toss.
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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set up?

Post by JoshO » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:17 am

That would have been NeedmoreDEET

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Been drooling over that setup for a while...

I'm sure you're not thinking about my spit and bandaids jerry rig.

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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set up?

Post by Plow » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:23 pm

Bunch of good ideas here and none of 'em have made it to Austria yet.
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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set up?

Post by NeedmoreDEET » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:34 pm

Mitch,
Photo tables are sold by a bunch of outfits, but they are way overpriced. Aren't you a construction guy good with your hands? Make one. The idea behind the tables curves is so there are no corners which can create lighting "problems". Get a piece of lucite and mount it to a jig. If you are looking for something like I used check out Amvona.com or one of the other daily deal sites. I picked mine up for damn cheap. I got a photo table instaed of a light box because there are fewer size limitations in what you can shoot.

If there is anything that makes the difference it is a nice diffused light source, good depth of field, and a solid foundation for the shutter release.I usually just wing it with the P&S, but for detailed stuff I use a tripod with a remote release and off camera flash.

For the shots:
Use a tripod
Put the camera in aperature priority mode and set to f/8 or smaller, and
Use an off-camera flash with a diffuser above the table.

If you want me to keep my eyes open for a I deal, I'd be happy to. PM me your price range - I'm sure it's sky high since you're a baller.
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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set

Post by locogringo » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:00 pm

spam bump.

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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set

Post by jdub » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:15 pm

JoshO wrote:That would have been NeedmoreDEET

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Why do you need the off camera flash with the two overhead lights, just to give more lateral detail to the fly?
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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set

Post by NeedmoreDEET » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:51 pm

Generally yes. I lay one of the Ott lights down and shine the other down behind the fly. They aren't mounted so you can move them around. Light from behind highlights the edges. The small flash fills it all in. I'm using an off-camera cord because it allows me to point it anywhere.

Vacu posted something different in one of the big streamer tying threads with studio lights. HIs results were great as you might expect.
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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set

Post by fallen513 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:25 pm

Bounce flash & a sheet of paper:

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A pair of softboxes:

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If you have a flash you can bounce off the ceiling you don't need a background, you just need distance between the subject & the background to make it black.

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shunned, your flies deserve you do it right, so let's see it. Of course I'd do it for you, should you post me a half dozen or so.
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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set

Post by SOBF » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:09 am

shunned, your flies deserve you do it right, so let's see it. Of course I'd do it for you, should you post me a half dozen or so.
Fuck...... send me one fly and I'll photograph it for you

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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set

Post by NeedmoreDEET » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:31 pm

fallen513 wrote:Bounce flash & a sheet of paper:

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A pair of softboxes:

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If you have a flash you can bounce off the ceiling you don't need a background, you just need distance between the subject & the background to make it black.

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shunned, your flies deserve you do it right, so let's see it. Of course I'd do it for you, should you post me a half dozen or so.
Nice results!
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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set

Post by fallen513 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:31 pm

Soft boxes and strobes are a hassle, a speedlight bounced off the ceiling is about the easiest thing in the world and you can get some very good results.


SOBF, may as well aim high mate.
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Re: which of you muppets had the awesome fly photo light set

Post by Kyner » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:38 pm

SOBF wrote:
shunned, your flies deserve you do it right, so let's see it. Of course I'd do it for you, should you post me a half dozen or so.
Fuck...... send me one fly and I'll photograph it for you
haha, I love this guy!
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