Lighting equipment

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  1. soylentgreen

    soylentgreen TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone,

    I need to purchase or rent some lighting equipment for an upcoming shoot and need some help in deciding what I should get. I currently only have a Canon 430 EX on my 20D and will need to shoot some close-ups and macros of high-tech computer mainframes, circuit boards, nodes, etc. for a distributor. The images will be used for a mural in their showroom as well as promotional stuff i.e. website, catalogue, etc. Think Dell catalogue for instance. I am thinking I may need a more than a macro flash. Something to give me a more ambient light without th harsh shadows and glare of direct lights. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would suggest a light tent. To light that, you could use just about any type of lighting (just keep it consistent). A tripod is recommended as you may need small apertures to get a workable DOF.
     
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    Thanks Mike, I picked up a small tent kit to use on some of the small item. For mainframes and servers however, I will go with a 580EX II & 430EX slave. Pretty cramped quarters to work around so no large umbrellas or softboxes. Probably just some screens and reflectors.
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Have you tried a ring flash for the macro (micro) work? I've heard good things but have no personal experience with them.

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