02-20-2021 04:54 AM
Wadizzle, not sure of what you are saying. White backgrounds? Could you expand on your post, please? Thanks.
Were you confussted by my reference to a "product shot"? This is what I would call a product shot.
What would you call it?
02-20-2021 09:28 AM - edited 02-20-2021 09:30 AM
Wadizzle, was not familiar with your terminology. Still learning. BTW, that photo was taken with my wife's Canon SX530 HD with +2 and +4 diopters.
03-03-2021 04:04 PM
Great information. Thanks! Noticed that the lenses were fixed at a certain millimeter. I believe the 60mm lens was mentioned earlier in this discussion. My "small" lense is marked Macro but it's an EFS 18-55mm Image Stabilizer Macro 0.25/0.8ft. Thanks for the link. Got some ideas for articles which could open up the bank account for purchases of macro and telephoto lenses.
03-03-2021 04:55 PM
Marketing says that any lens that focuses relatively closely should be marked with a "macro", I don't think it is macro until it can provide at least a .5X (image on sensor is 1/2 lifesize). My 60mm EF-S macro can provide 1:1.
03-04-2021 09:53 AM - edited 03-05-2021 09:56 AM
A macro lens has the ability to focus 1:1 ( or greater) magnification, meaning that the size of the image in real life is the same size as it's reproduced on the sensor. The advertising department isn't aware of this and uses the term liberally. They also tend to round the FL number, sometimes very generously.
03-04-2021 02:28 PM
I would try a light box while you are waiting on funds. You can find the materials on the cheap but you might have some on hand, or you can improvise with what you do have. It would make a big difference in your product shots.
The video attached is old and claims a $10 build, but that is not realistic. Also, she uses LED lighting which may give you problems with flicker, but your camera should have a flicker setting, or at worse, you might get a few dark shots.
03-06-2021 08:30 AM - edited 03-06-2021 08:32 AM
Have a setup for photos. Attached is photo. The wife made some thin covers that soften the light more than shown. Bulbs are Curly Q bulbs. LED bulbs were waaay to bright.