Have you ever wanted good photos? But didn't want those light box photos that basically make a white cyclorama? have you ever wanted Photos like Apples that have the reflection under the product? Well following these photos you can take good pictures!

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Step 1: Things you'll need

Three lamps (Two product one backdrop), a piece of gray cloth ( i used a broken DDR max pad with gray back) , a Sheet of glass , Table ( I used lego boxs with a piece of steel for top) , Jels , Diffusion paper or trace paper (like i used) , and a Tripod.
Word of warning: If you are using hot lamps like the halogen work lamp in the first image on this page, you will need some sort of clip that will hold your diffuser of gel away from the light. You don't want to catch your subject on fire! ;)
There are gels that are fire/melt resistant, but it is always best to avoid situations where you might set your studio on fire.
You can actually get away using flash, just as long as it's off camera. If reflections cause too much of an issue, use a polarising filter.<br />
FYI: The word is "GEL" not "Jell"
I dont unterstant the JELLS. what are they and why are they used? dcr1942@verizon.net I wold like to try this method
Jels are thin flexible plastic sheets that come in various colors. You hang this thin sheet in front of a lamp to change the color of the light. In the thumbnail you can see a red light hitting the background. Well i used a red piece of clear plastic (like chocolate boxes are wrapped in) as a jel in front of a desk lamp so the light would be red and not just white.
Nice job. These photos look very professional (especially the one of the camera, 2nd to last on last step) +1
Thanks! When i get Comments it's on my metacafe videos it's most of the time hate.
Not here: We have a "be nice" comment policy. Please be positive and constructive with your comments or risk being banned from our site. People here are looking for these sorts of things. What sort of loser comments on a metacafe video?

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