more pictures from my new shooting table.

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  1. John_05

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    i got a shooting table at a thrift store here for $17, and have been trying to put it to good use. after practicing with it on a couple other things around the house, i took these shots of some ornaments i just got.

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    any comments, critique, or suggestions anyone has would be most appreciated.
     
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    they look good, perhaps a little too bright, but if i were in the market for umm... dragon ornaments, i'd buy one if you were selling them, they look very desirable and colorful!
     
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    I love the light and the art. Definitely cut the tags off. I would also figure out a way to hang or stand them up. They look a little dead laying there.

    Love & Bass
     
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    thanks for the tips. i plan on shooting them again. the shots were more for practice than anything.

    they are collectibles, so i wont be cutting the tags off, but i did think about cloning them out. i might do that later and repost them.
     
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    Can you post a photo of the table? I'd love to see what you "stole" at a thrift shop. It looks good!
     
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    i posted this in another thread and intended to post it here with these pictures too, but i forgot to add it.

    had i not helped a friend put her table together a couple months ago, i wouldnt have even known what mine was when i saw it in the box. it wasnt assembled and there were no instructions. i think thats why the place i got it from didnt know what it was either.

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    I like them a lot, only thing I would do is diffuse the main light a little and block some of your reflections from other objects. Then you can have more direction on the overall look. Pretty cool setup !!!!
     
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    thanks for the tips Thorhammer.

    i meant to do some more shooting with it today, and just got too busy. i have some ideas i want to try, but ill have to wait until tomorrow now.
     
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    I Know it might be unconventional since the lights are not polarized but I would try a polarizing filter, i did a transilluminated shot recently and liked what the filter did. to the saturation and fill of the shot
     
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    i actually thought about using the CP filter i have and reshooting them once i saw how the ones i posted looked. i changed my mind though. i still only have the kit lens that came with my Rebel XT, and a Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG Macro lenses, and coupled with a cheap filter, i dont think the shots would have come out too sharp.
     
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    Thats a wicked little set up.
    Does anyone know how I could possibly make my own. Im quite a creative person and have all sorts of craft materials. I also have a bit of a poorly paid job and cant afford to buy one.

    Any ideas, please let me know.
     
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    ive seen a couple different sites where people made their own from PVC pipe, and before i found that one, i was going to have my brother build me one out of wood. neither of those options would have been as cheap as the one i found, and after having a look at Ebay, i dont think they would have been as cheap as the one i found there either. the PVC pipe alone would have cost around $25, and just the clamps for the base on Ebay were about $20+ shippping too. add in the cost of the plastic top, and its well over the $65 you can get one on Ebay for and you wouldnt have an adjustable angle for the back, and you also wouldnt have 2 light fixture clamps to hold lights on the table for you either.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-No...ryZ79006QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    if youre still interested in building one yourself, i can see if i can find those sites again for you.
     

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