Euipment? small product photography without light tent

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  1. youngvet

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    I have been shooting pictures of sunglasses using a light cube, using three 500 W flood lights (left, right, and overhead) - - and shooting with Canon Digital rebel XT with 50mm lens.


    My results have been very good however I know it can be better....
    The main problems is I feel this has not been letting me get that nice glossy finish on the frames and the rich colors-- that appears when shooting without the tent.

    Also I always end up seeing the opening of the light tent as it is not conveinent -- due to the repositioning of the camera to use the cover.

    Howver when i shoot without the tent just on a whitebackground with know difussion the shadows are a mess.

    So I am looking for some suggestionfor equipment you would recommend for shooting this product without the light tent -- i need a good lighting setup -- that will control the shadows but also light the products accurately...


    What kind of lighting should I be looking at, what kind of diffusion(umbrella, soft box...)

    It doesnt have to be the cheapest but i dont want it to cost a fortune either.

    Pros versus cons of certain setups.


    Any recommentions / advice definitely appreciated.
     
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    See the thread on the home-made light box. Go to search, look for "light box" (no quotes) and look at the threads. Look for "testing my new light tent". I've posted photos of my home-made box, it works great. Or you can PM me for the photos...
     
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    Im actually looking for a setup and lighting recommendations -- whitout a light box.
     

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