Soft Box

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  1. rhncue

    rhncue TPF Noob!

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    Hello All,
    I need to build a soft box to take pictures of custom pool cues. It will be about 6x6x32". Ill cover in some sort of white material but I need to come up with some lighting. Im afraid to use bright lights as I dont want a fire so they need to be strobes. 2 or 3 should do it for even lighting I believe but I could use suggestions on this. Also, what would be a good cheap model of lights to use for this purpose. I am using a D-50 and I have a number of lenses. I don't need expensive lighting as this is all they will be used for.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dick
     
  2. Rob

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    Sounds like your best bet is a couple of cheap studio strobes with either shoot-through brollies or soft boxes. You can probably check out AlienBees or similar. If your budget doesn't stretch to that, a white sheet and some 1500W work lights will do it (but not as well).

    Rob
     
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    Vivitar 285HV flashes are decent, easy to use, inexpensive flashes. I think they are around $75 new.
     

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