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    White background - blue tone/grey

    Hi Les, I am using Lightroom to edit but even before editing they look slightly grey so I wondered if there was some setting or other I could use on my camera to adjust to make the background as little grey/bluish looking as possible?! Anyone?
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    White background - blue tone/grey

    Thanks but black background isn't what I'm looking for
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    White background - blue tone/grey

    Hi everyone, I hope this explanation makes sense! I take a lot of close-up shots of jewellery on a white background. Mostly I like to use natural light on a sunny day (in the UK this is a challenge!) but I am also using a lightbox with LEDs (not a budget one, a fairly decent one) However, I'm...
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    Beginner Product photography - lighting and best time of day

    Amazing, thank you :) I'm not sold on the continuous lighting anymore! (The one you recommended looks like the same one my friend has that I linked earlier above!) I do have an old DSLR all I'd need would be a lens, and obviously the flash, so thanks for the recommendation on the flash. I'm...
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    Beginner Product photography - lighting and best time of day

    Thanks - this is really useful to know. I do have an old DSLR, just needs a simple repair. Interesting. I'll give it a go. What sort of flash would I need to buy? If I did want to give it a go with a continuous light, are there any options you'd recommend? I do like the idea of trying it out...
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    Beginner Product photography - lighting and best time of day

    I've tried using the inbuilt flash on my camera but I don't like the results. So I'd be looking to get another type of flash probably - but then how does it all work and how is it any different from the flash on my camera already? Obviously starting from total beginner here! My camera is a...
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    Beginner Product photography - lighting and best time of day

    Hey everyone, thanks for your comments - sorry it's been a while since I responded. I think you're all right - I need lighting. I do still love the natural lighting for my jewellery shots but there's just not enough of it, particularly this summer. I'm not initially keen on flash (no real...
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    Beginner Product photography - lighting and best time of day

    Hi Mike, I do like the north light in the mornings here but it's obviously not as sunny! So then Ineed to edit some brightness into the photos, but it's worth rethinking. Thanks
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    Beginner Product photography - lighting and best time of day

    Thanks Garry for taking the time to explain! I really do want to stick to natural light though.
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    Beginner Product photography - lighting and best time of day

    Thank you! Is there a link for this? I am new here and a bit bumbly :)
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    Beginner Product photography - lighting and best time of day

    Hi everyone, I've been reading some articles and it appears to me that the perceived wisdom is that when dealing in product photography (with natural light only) one should choose a south-facing window - early morning being bluer light, before dusk a more golden light. But the idea is to...
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