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Jun 06, 2007 20:04 |  #1

Hi all, there is a local molding store here that wants shots of all thier styles of crown molding. The only problem is all the products are lined up on a huge wall. I was hoping to be able to put the products in some sort of a light box. But thats pretty much out of the question.

Some of these are pretty moldings are pretty high up... high enough to where i will need a ladder. Im Worried about even lighting, i have a 580ex but i have no diffuser for it.

Any tips or recomendations on equipment are appreciated.

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Jun 06, 2007 20:12 |  #2

Can't you bring some studio lights into the location? That would be your best bet.




  
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Jun 06, 2007 20:40 |  #3

Yeah, bring lights, a boom, maybe some scaffolding if possible.

Can they get you small, maybe 1ft long samples of all the product? That way you could do it in your studio.


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Jun 06, 2007 20:51 as a reply to  @ Dorado's post |  #4

A tall light stand and a portable studio light and a soft box your already going to be on the ladder real tough huh?




  
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Jun 06, 2007 20:56 |  #5

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A tall light stand and a portable studio light and a soft box your already going to be on the ladder real tough huh?


its seems like a pain, i dont have a tall light stand so i guess il have to rent or buy one. Im going to go in for a few test shots tommorow. Il see what i can pull off i guess.


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Jun 06, 2007 21:06 as a reply to  @ ArinX's post |  #6

If you get could small samples that would be ideal but I've assumed that you've explored all of that already. Your probably going to have to clean them of all dust if they're up in the store. Good luck and post the stuff you shoot so we can see how you did. You can get tall stand for less that a c note. Build it into your cost.




  
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Jun 07, 2007 00:41 |  #7

thanks guys, il post up some shots.


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Jun 07, 2007 05:56 as a reply to  @ ArinX's post |  #8

Get 2 small A-shaped ladders (3-4 footers) run a couple of planks between them. Move the plank up or down a step for height adjusment. Use a grip clamp on your lights.


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Jun 07, 2007 12:05 |  #9

From my reply to your other post:
If they sell the product, even if most of it is special order, they certainly should be able to get you a small sample from the manufacturer to shoot. Manufacturers provide this sort of thing all the time. Just tell your customer that's what you need to do the job for them. Otherwise, I think you are in for a very difficult situation with very questionable results.




  
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Jun 07, 2007 14:11 |  #10

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From my reply to your other post:
If they sell the product, even if most of it is special order, they certainly should be able to get you a small sample from the manufacturer to shoot. Manufacturers provide this sort of thing all the time. Just tell your customer that's what you need to do the job for them. Otherwise, I think you are in for a very difficult situation with very questionable results.

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Jun 07, 2007 14:31 as a reply to  @ Converge's post |  #11

The mark of a professional is to do an impossible job and make it look easy. Having said that......

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Jun 07, 2007 16:12 |  #12

Pinto wrote in post #3336791 (external link)
From my reply to your other post:
If they sell the product, even if most of it is special order, they certainly should be able to get you a small sample from the manufacturer to shoot. Manufacturers provide this sort of thing all the time. Just tell your customer that's what you need to do the job for them. Otherwise, I think you are in for a very difficult situation with very questionable results.


Thanks for the reply, i am pretty sure they make everything in house they are not a retail store. Im going to be heading over there in about an hour to see what i can do. I dont have all the pro equipment you guys have so i might have to spend a bit of cash for lighting equipment.

Thanks again guys.


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