Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by 1200mk, Jun 15, 2007.
I already have a d80... no flashes what so ever.
how much does that cost?
more than you can afford pal.
This may help http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html
would I need anything in particular if I were to do jewelry?
what's a good nikon macro lens?
ef 100 2.8 macro
or nikon 105 2.8
nikon 105mm 2.8 VR macro is an awesome lens.
or you could go cheaper and get the 60mm macro
hot lamps(I know.. sigh) and a good prime lens .
what kinda products?
and by kind I more mean size and reflectivity
lighting, esp since jewelry reflects a lot, you'll need good light
I took this with my D80 and one SB600, and it was taken in the homemade light box from the link.
I've built 2 of em so far.... They work great.
good luck though man, its not easy. you're going to want lots of white foam board as reflectors.
practice on a spoon, try and not have your or the cameras reflection in it
The home-made light box worked great for me also:
Yes, the knife is pink, not red. The only thing that bothered me was that little shadow below the knife but Im sure if I took the time I could've fix it...this was my first shot with it though.
i've heard of people using 300mm lenses for jewerly so the reflection of the camera is minimized.
not macro, just a 300mm lens.
There are those light boxes that are made to avoid reflections and shadows. I don't think you need macro either.
I took a pic of my watch in my friends lightbox just to try it out... makes things a lot easier. Done w/my D80 and 18-200VR: