Product Photo Studio




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.

Step 2: Set the Table

Place your Glass and Metal Sheet on the Table.

Step 3: Put Up the Cloth.

Hang your Cloth. I tied the Cord of my pad to a old bed frame.

Step 4: Put in Your Lamps and Jell and Diffuse Them.

Place the Lamps as shown and tape your paper to the main Lamps and Jell the Back light if you want.

Step 5: Your Done!

Turn on everything and get you photo on!

One last thing...


The last Photo was taken with flash and the one before with out so guys and gals turn off your camera flash!

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    9 Discussions


    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! ;)

    1 reply

    There are gels that are fire/melt resistant, but it is always best to avoid situations where you might set your studio on fire.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I dont unterstant the JELLS. what are they and why are they used? I wold like to try this method

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Nice job. These photos look very professional (especially the one of the camera, 2nd to last on last step) +1

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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?