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88 Reddit comments about LimoStudio Photography Photo Portrait Studio 660W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit, LMS103:

u/HybridCamRev · 9 pointsr/videography

Yes, that's an expensive camera. You can put an entire 4K studio together for less. Here's how:

Camera and Sound

u/Dollywinks · 8 pointsr/Dollywinks

Aww thank you! I've seen your posts around, I love your pics!

I bought some umbrella lights awhile back, and I usually have them out while I'm taking a photo-set. It makes a big difference, especially since the natural lighting in my apartment isn't the best. These are the ones I have :)

u/molaniek · 7 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Hello! Here's a look out of my comfort zone, I usually stick to neutral warm shades like oranges and browns but I decided to try something new.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
Nyx Brow Mascara in Chocolate
Colourpop Shadow in I Owe You (transition shade)
Colourpop Shadow in Paradox (maroon)
Colourpop Shadow in Central Perk (brown)
Citycolor Shimmer Shadow in Beach Cottage (green)
Nyx Crystal Liner in Crystal Silk
Nyx Face & Body Loose Pigment in Gold (inner corner)
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Liner in Perfect Black
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Ardell Lashes in 207
Too Faced Born This away Foundation in Warm Beige
Nyx HD Concealer in Beige
LA Girl Loose Powder in Banana
Tarte Bronzer in Park Ave. Princess
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Snow & White Sand

Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio, LMS103

u/Hrozno · 6 pointsr/letsplay

Consider lighting instead. All cameras have noise problems. The expensive ones just have better low light conditions. If I were you I'd rather get a light kit (you can Amazon a 3 light kit and get one for under $150). Look up three point lighting and go from there. Cameras are expensive but they also might not solve your problem. Lights always will given that they gave enough watts.

Here's a good starter kit:

If you're keen on getting a camera look into repurposing a DSLR as a webcam. However for streaming purposes I really don't think you need much more than a $100 webcam.

Hope this helps,

u/Teeny_Ginger_18 · 6 pointsr/adorableporn

Maybe you should buy her a lighting kit!

u/ericplaysbass · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

I've been using this one for months now for my Twitch streams and really enjoy it. Inexpensive and does just what I need it to do.

Here's before the kit, and here's after.

u/smushkan · 5 pointsr/videography

Can you stretch another $14.50 to buy some lights?

You'd be amazed how much of a difference good lighting can make to iPhone footage.

u/TheBadGuyBelow · 3 pointsr/eBaySellerAdvice

Get yourself a box resizer and a good razor knife. Sometimes a half an ounce or less can make the difference between $5 shipping and $7+, and you will also save packaging material by not having to stuff half of a box with packing paper or bubble wrap.

Box Resizer tool On Amazon $16.99 - Free Shipping


I almost never pay more than $27 for 700ft of bubblewrap. I used to spend more than that on 250ft when I was buying it at Lowe's or Staples.

Bubblewrap on Amazon for $25.88 with free shipping

Keep an eye out for something like this at thrift stores, you can find them ALL THE TIME, usually for around $5 - $7, and they are GREAT for mounting your rolls of bubble wrap on to save space and make dispensing it easy.

Clothes rack with bar

For taking photos, I use something like this setup. I place the backdrop stand behind a dresser and drape the fabric backdrop over the top of it and tuck it into my top drawer for a seamless background that I can also lean items against since it's tucked in.

Backdrop + Stand Kit $36.90 on Amazon. Free Shipping

Photography Lighting Kit $52.10 On Amazon - Free Shipping

u/AlishaWhite · 3 pointsr/SellerCircleStage

This is the one i have. It all collapses down to a thin bag which is easily hidden in a closet or under the bed and the bulbs are top notch

Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio, LMS103

u/Slutty_Alice · 3 pointsr/SellerCircleStage

Ah, ok! I'm sure some other ladies will chime in, but I'd suggest something like this if you need an affordable option for something that can take decent photos and vids:

if you can do a little more:

Down the road you might want to upgrade to a camcorder or DSLR, but I think this is a good way to get started.
You also might consider an affordable light set if you don't have natural light:

u/UserM16 · 3 pointsr/photography

If you don't have the means at the moment to invest in speedlites and remote triggers, I recommend continuous studio lights in umbrella or softbox form.

u/beautyjunkbunny · 3 pointsr/photography

I have a canon t3i, budget is $400 and am upgrading my tech for beauty videos. I need new lights, focus remote control, new battery, sd card, 2 lenses. Zoom and wide.

I know this is a photo thread but hear me out and share input.

I never specified that I'm focusing on video. I guess I assumed it was self explanatory with the info I went on to ask about pertaining to video.


How much film time will this sd give me? Google says 2 hours, but maybe someone here knows better.

Are these lights worth it?

I currently have these

They heat up and take up too much space in my little square room and dont light enough or evenly even with my ring light in front of me.

What zoom and wide lens can I use, to zoom into face sitting 4+ feet away from tripod. I currently have the canon 50mm lens.

What wide lens can I buy? My kit lens is still too close to me even zoomed out.

Budget friendly lenses for my crop sensor.

What my videos look like now, I need to update, get a nice bokeh when zoomed into face, even lighting, and nice wide shot to use for intro and outro of videos.

Any other tips on saving money, improving my videos, etc, I'm open to learning. Thank you.

I would really like to have a nice blurry background like here for intros and outros

u/highvoltorb · 2 pointsr/Flipping

This plus a white wall in my house. Adjust the levels in photoshop.

u/TheMeiguoren · 2 pointsr/photography

Hi! I know nothing about photography, but my sister is learning and playing around with it, and I wanted to get her some film & accessories for Christmas. She has a Minolta x700 that used to be my mother's. Any pointers on good things to get that would go with that? Thanks!

Edit: Decided to get her an entry-level umbrella lighting kit. Figured she'll get a lot of mileage out of playing with lighting.

u/Flance · 2 pointsr/Etsy

Are you using Lightroom? Also, I'm not sure how much money is low budget but you might want to consider some lights like these. If any of that is too expensive, then you might have to create something. For instance, look around for pallet boards. Stores sometimes throw them away. Tear off those planks and nail them together to create a large-ish "wall" that you can take outside for natural lighting. Then you can use props accordingly. Does that make sense?

u/houssc · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

These are really cheap, you can find much higher end studio/photography/portrait lights. They can work to provide spot lighting. You still need good overhead lights and the higher the bulb wattage in the umbrella lights the better, same for the overhead really. Big shop lights can work as well, i.e. halogen, but they get hot, not ideal unless you're in a cooler climate.

u/SamanthaHayesxo · 2 pointsr/SellerCircleStage

This is great for being on a budget, can plug in to your laptop or get a cube to plug into the wall outlet, and it clips where you want:

Edited to add: the one above also lets you adjust the light to yellow/blue/mixed light and has multiple, easy to switch to settings. (Can you tell I love it? lol)

This was My first light set and IMO totally worth it if it is/becomes in your budget. I've had it for several years without issues.:

u/sik_z33 · 2 pointsr/photography

I am a hobbyist photographer. I was in this situation as well, I first ordered the cheapest shoot through umbrella and stand I could find (Neewer- $20). It was a total POS, the mount was cheap plastic and I returned it. I paid slightly more for a LimoStudio light kit+ 2 flash umbrella holders and am much happier with this purchase. The stands are light weight but fine for indoors and outdoors any stand should be weighted down. I bought this

and 2 of these to adapt off camera flash

u/XxGoodnEvil17xX · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I haven't tried regular vanity lighting but this set from amazon is awesome for videos and makeup application. They are pretty cheap in comparison to other similar lighting. My friend has them and I recommended to a other redditor who loves them too! Hope this helps!

u/EagerSleeper · 2 pointsr/AskMen

The 3 factors I've noticed that make the biggest marginal improvement in a video are:

  1. Good lighting - Set it up near a window, or place some lamps around you if you don't have a lighting set-up (they can run pretty cheap). Depending on what type of videos you are doing, you want most of your face to be completely visible, with no harsh brightness or shadows.
  2. Audio Quality - Nothing turns me away from a video faster than when the speaker sounds like he is speaking into a can that is flying through a wind tunnel. More likely than not, built-in camera microphones are rubbish, It's just the way it is. It is much better to record with a separate microphone connected to a laptop or something. In a pinch, I've found that I can download a high-quality sound recorder on my phone, and place it in my front pocket (mic up) to achieve a sort of portable sound recorder that doesn't need to be plugged in. (Make sure its the high-quality app like Smart Voice Recorder with the 48kHz option selected, or you are doing no better).
  3. Eliminating filler - Ever sat down to watch a video, then been presented a 45 second intro with crappy zoomed-in blurry footage from an anime? Never do this. If I don't know who you are, and I have to sit past a 10 second intro, I will likely lose interest. Don't bore us, get to the chorus. I have started introducing the video, doing any flashy intro stuff, and beginning the premise of the video within 7-8 seconds. Unless you live an exceptional life and people want to creepily get into your mind, nobody wants to listen to you drone on about nothing while talking into a camera (thats what Let's Plays are for, huehuehue).

    I love talking about this stuff, so if you have any more questions, let me know!
u/TremontRhino · 2 pointsr/photography

Good morning!

I'm leaning toward a career in creative with an emphasis on food, beverage and dining. I'm a beginning photographer, and have a Canon T2i with standard 18-55mm lens. This lighting kit and Adobe CC.

I was in a bar one day and saw a professional taking pictures of some craft cocktails. He had his DSLR hooked to a laptop, and after every shot he took, the image would populate on the screen of his computer. For whatever reason, I didn't ask him any questions. Any idea what he was doing? and, if so, is that something I need to look in to?

u/Blootster · 2 pointsr/photography

Goal: Build indoor product photography lighting setup for <$200

Hey pros, I need your help badly.

Recently I have purchased a Nikon D5200, a mannequin, and really started to really step up my product selling game. As I have no large scale lighting or backdrop setup i'm forced to do this outside (See: Example 1 and Example 2 ).

Now these photos are great and all but I can't shoot them whenever I want or at any time that's convenient really. So i'm hoping to build an indoor setup.

Pieces I need:

  1. Infinite backdrop (Rather like the gray they use here)
  2. Umbrellas? (How do you choose size and what seperates a 40$ setup from multi thousand dollar ones? Terrible Examples Here
  3. High watt white lights, but which kind and wattage?
  4. Fill light?

    I'm just all around overwhelmed, hopefully a pro can point me in the right direction.
u/southsideson · 2 pointsr/Flipping

I got this or something similar, and its pretty good, I think after a while, I upgraded to higher wattage bulbs, but it does alright for me after 2 years.

u/crimsonemberbelle · 2 pointsr/Twitch

I use lighting like this for my streams and I love it. It’s more bulky than a ring light for sure and I place them feet from my desk so it may not be viable but I deal with a lot of light sensitivity/photophobia so I’m unable to use a ring light. This may not be an option for you but if you have issues with light it’s perfect for being well lit without the pain.

u/beamyoursilverrays · 2 pointsr/photography

I sell clothing on eBay and I am wondering if this idea of mine is possible. I have this lighting kit. I want to be able to use it like an external flash trigger. So, the lights only turn on when I actually take a picture.

Is this possible? Is there some kind of thing I can attach to the outlet to only turn the lights on when I press a button or something? Thanks for any help.

u/inspiredtotaste · 2 pointsr/Baking

Thank you! This photo was taken in natural light, but I also have these umbrella lamps , which honestly changed my world since I don’t have to stress about daylight anymore. For food, you generally want to light from one side to best highlight texture and to keep things from going flat. I position one lamp to the side of my food, and the second lamp on the same side but angled slightly behind the food. Then I position a reflector opposite the lamps to help brighten shadows. You’ll need to play a bit to see what works best for different foods and set-ups (I find white-on-white desserts the most challenging), but that’s the gist of it.

I’m a former art director so also adore post-processing. My favorite program is a Photoshop plugin called Topaz Labs. If you use their filters with a very light touch, they can really bring a ton of life back into photos.

u/trish83087 · 2 pointsr/youtube

If you can do natural light, it is always best!
I got a set from amazon awhile back that I use ...

It's pretty nice having more then one light.
It depends also on the videos u r making.
What's ur youtube name?
MIne is Shopaholic Not So Anonymous

u/mc614 · 2 pointsr/streaming

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced lighting setup, here is what I use:

Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio, LMS103

I like the flexibility with having more than one light and the umbrellas really soften the light, giving a much higher quality of light. And if you ever desire to use a green screen, these can throw a lot of light on that to smooth out any shadows. It’s a solid setup for the price.

u/FunnyBunny1313 · 2 pointsr/DSLR

Yeah, the amazon kits, for the most part, are just junk, and the stuff you do really want is bad quality. It's substantially better to get stuff as you get more experience.

For a camera, I definitely think that you are good with a t6i or t7i. I agree with the other poster to make sure that you get an "i" because they have the swivel screen that makes life so much easier. After a quick check, you could get this referbed t6i for about $500 which is not bad. Don't worry about it coming with a kit lens, sometimes those lenses can be useful, and for the most part, since it is an "amateur" camera, they are hard to find body only. So you should be good there.

I'm not entirely sure what the "tutorial" mode is, but really do read up on the exposure triangle. It's not super difficult (there are TONS of great graphics that help explain it), and it will make your photos/videos SO much better because you will be in control, and more aware of the capabilities and limitations of your camera than if you shoot in a mode that's not manual.

Also a few quick notes about filming with DSLRs that you aren't going to see if you just look at photography sources. One, try your darnest to always shoot ISO 100 when filming. Bumping the ISO in pictures is fine because the grain is either not recognizable or is easy to remove in photos, but it is SUPER noticeable and hard to remove in video. This is because the grain changes every frame, effectively animating it. The other thing is that if you shoot higher than 60 fps, you might end up wanting to add motion blur or something because the video might look a little odd. On the contrary, for photos you'll probably want to shoot more like 200 so that handshake doesn't introduce motion blur.

The other thing that is SUPER IMPORTANT for video and just like "nice to have" for photos is a good memory card that has a high write speed. This is the one that I personally use. If the memory card doesn't have a high write speed, then your camera will just stop recording because the write speed of the memory card can't keep up with the data coming from the camera.

Also, side note, there are tons of articles that will say that canons can't shoot more than 12 minutes of video at a time because it exceeds the 4gb file size (which it can't go past due to stupid copyright laws. I don't get it either). This isn't entirely true. All the canons that I have dealt with (everything from a t3i to 70D) record fine past the 12 minute mark, just when they get done recording it will split it into 4gb files. Only one canon have I ever seen ALWAYS shut done at the 12 minute mark no matter what, so I suspect it was just broken. However, even with my own trusted camera that I have never had problems recording more than 12 minutes has recently stopped at about 30mins (my guess had to do write speeds), so just always be aware.

As far as lighting kits go, this one is pretty good for a beginer. Most people do a basic 3 point lighting which is probably fine enough for what you want to do. So with that in mind, and since you want to do green screen, you might want to get 2 of those kits. The key to doing green screen is to have a really well- and evenly- lit screen. TBH you really don't need to get a green screen kit unless you just want to. All it really is, is just a large piece of fabric anchored in such a way so that there are no wrinkles. Of course, the kits are nicer, but you may want to see if you can DIY that part.

As for a tripod, this one is probably fine for what you want to do. Just keep in mind that if you continue to do more in video/photography you will probably need to get a better one later on. I personally have one like this that I use like as a back-up, so they aren't a complete waste of money.

Hopefully this helps! If you have any more questions feel free to ask!

u/sa_mantha · 2 pointsr/grav3yardgirl

You're welcome! Here is the link

This link is especially cool because you can choose to buy the whole set at once or just parts. So if anything ever breaks or you want more of one thing, you can always take care of it!

u/KtotheF · 2 pointsr/analog

I have this cheap light kit from Amazon:

I use it for taking documentation pictures of art. It's pretty good, the bulbs that come with it aren't particularly bright, so I bought some of the same brand's larger bulbs. They're daylight balanced.

Depends on what kind of photography you'll be doing of course, if you plan to be hand holding, shooting people etc, you'll probably still want to use flashes (maybe as supplements to the light kit) or brighter lights.

u/Justintime4hookah · 2 pointsr/Twitch

Weekends are my busiest streaming days since I normally run from 12pm-1am but I'll try to throw a guide together this weekend and post it on the sub.

But for you:

LimoStudio Green Screen Stand - $35

LimoStudio Green Screen - $18

LimoStudio Studio Light Umbrella Kit - $52

Alternatively, you could get the softboxes instead:

LimoStudios Light Softbox Kit - $77

What's interesting is Limo no longer sells the green screen and stand together without the lighting kit but I don't think that's a deal killer.

Alternatively, if you want the full setup in one go, with two umbrellas, two softboxes, four light stands, a green screen and stand, and a black and a blue backdrop. The only thing substantially different from this kit is that it leaves out the third, small light stand from the umbrella kit that is typically used to project light on the subject's back to create a "highlight" on the outline of the subject to help the chromakey separate from the subject and the green screen but I don't use this and don't have any issues.

LimoStudios Full Light and Backdrop Kit - $143

Also, quick question, when I make this guide do you think it would be helpful to provide light setup and position guides as well as chromakey guides?

u/bowgarr · 2 pointsr/NewTubers

Nice job! I thought it was a real good list and I've gotta agree with most of it, especially maximum overdrive. A few suggestions I'd make would be to try a different background, maybe have some horror related things around you like posters, figures, whatever. I'd also say try messing around with the lighting a bit for the face cam parts. It was shadowy too yellow. If you don't have anything specific you use I'd suggest this set.

It's cheap and it works really well. You are very charismatic and the content of the video itself is really good. I liked the overall length of the video too, not overly long and just enough to describe each film and get the idea of why it made the list. Keep up the good work!

u/geekazoid1983 · 2 pointsr/photography

Simple headshots?

I started with THIS

Changed the bulbs to my liking and voila.

u/beankun · 2 pointsr/photography

Just get something like this and plug in whatever bulbs you want. Strobes don't really work for video.

u/av4rice · 1 pointr/photography

> Is the 50mm offered in DX, only found fx versions of it on B&H

They only have FX versions, and those will work fine on your camera.

> Is the Yungnuo 568 a good model?

It's specifically recommended in the FAQ entry I linked.

> or should I stay with nikon?

Please read the link I provided. "First party hotshoe flashes can be very nice, but are usually very overpriced. We generally do not recommend them unless you're a professional who needs the build quality and warranty and can expense it."

> Found this on amazon- , is that the type of umbrella you're referring to?

The umbrellas themselves, sure. But not those low-quality continuous lights.

u/Twinkiman12 · 1 pointr/photography

Is the 50mm offered in DX, only found fx versions of it on B&H
Is the Yungnuo 568 a good model? or should I stay with nikon?
Found this on amazon- , is that the type of umbrella you're referring to?

u/Kloosless · 1 pointr/videography

Man, this sub is dope. Thanks everyone for your quick responses! I didn't even think about the camera auto adjusting, that plus the fluorescent light and the button LEDs are probably not a good combination. I will test is out and report back!

Also, if i was going to buy some low cost lighting (~50$) what would be a good set? I read the wiki and people said
which look nice and are pretty bang for your buck but still might be a little over kill for tabletop.


u/Mbellotti · 1 pointr/photography

For a starter set, I went with yongnuo speed lights and cheap stands and umbrellas from Amazon.

I bought the flash and trigger separate but since found this deal for two speed lights and the trigger, saves you a few bucks. They are quite good for the price. Keep in mind they are manual flashes

Also, there is a "frequently bought together" suggestion with the speed lights. You'll need the hot shoe adaptor to put onto the stands if you plan to do it that way. The little diffusers are helpful when I don't have an umbrella and can't bounce the flash off a wall or ceiling.

The stands are pretty cheap. But for the price I can't complain. The only real issue I have is if you are outside you will probably need something to hold them down as they are pretty light.

Hope that helps get you started.

u/ThufirrHawat · 1 pointr/Beginning_Photography

u/valltekk Just to chime in with my limited experience but hours upon hours of researching tripods, I agree, don't go too cheap. I was going to get an Amazon Basics tripod, they had it listed as a bestseller with like 4k reviews...until I read the 1 star reviews. Tons of people complaining about an arm or other failure causing the tripod to collapse and smash their gear.

I ended up getting a Manftotto 290 light, it's aluminum and can only hold 8 lbs of gear but it's also half the price.

I also bought some portrait lights that were super cheap, like $50 for three stands and two umbrellas. They're not bad for the price but I recently got a speedlite and a mount for that and they are too flimsy to hold it and the softbox. Keep in mind though, the speedlite and softbox are a lot heavier than the lights and fixtures it comes with.

u/Ambitionlessness · 1 pointr/videography

Thank you for your insight. It's given me something to think about. I think I'm going with the Panasonic now. Here's the list I've gathered:

Panasonic G7

White balance card

[This]( lighting set.

Amazon basics tripod

Whatever the shotgun mic will be

No extra lenses for now

Some bag

u/bluesedge · 1 pointr/photography

Will this light kit be adequate for small product photography for creating that seamless white background effect? Specifically fishing lures for a web store. I would get one of those soft box kits but I would like to use these lights for other things. Like setting up a green screen studio for my young nieces and nephews. Thanks

u/Top_Agent · 1 pointr/youtube

Buy a green screen like this one about $60 and a cheap webcam for $50 and for lighting $60

u/raheemopk · 1 pointr/photography

would you guys recommend this?

u/brunerww · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Hi /u/griel1o1 - it's taken me several years and a lot of trial and error - but I have put together a little studio that works. Using what I've learned, you can put together a complete production studio for less than $1000. Here is what I recommend [Referral Links]:


u/digitalwilson08 · 1 pointr/letsplay

It depends. you can get away with it with regular house lamps, or get a lighting kit
here is one i bough, but takes a bit of room . If going with regular house lamps, make sure it casts light evenly and does that you dont cast a shadow on the screen. They sometimes go on sale , and i was lucky to get mine for 35 dollars. Very good lighting!

u/elisahayes · 1 pointr/crossdressing

I have this one:
I used to use a remote but I had to hide it in the pics so now I use voice commands or Android phones have a feature to take a pic when you place your hand in front of you, thats quite helpful.

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u/hello_plizzy · 1 pointr/poshmark

I've been using this: and it's been great so far. I'm not a skilled photographer, but this lighting really did make a difference.

u/mesophonie · 1 pointr/Flipping

I agree about the background, but it was my only option since my house is so dark! It's funny because just this morning I ordered this kit:

I'm pretty excited about it. I feel like I can't get much detail from my pics, and figured getting a solid background would improve things tons, as well as less distracting. Plus i can't for the life of me get a good pic of a solid black or white garment outside.

I use my galaxy s4. I know other sellers use their cell phones as well, and I personally don't intend to change that. I don't feel like getting a nice expensive camera isn't in the cards for me at the moment. Plus it's super convenient for me to use my phone.

u/MurphysMagnet · 1 pointr/Flipping

I use my phone. I've had a couple of high end Panasonic and Canon DSLRs, but I switched to just using my phone a while back. The higher end models have a "pro" mode that will let you adjust just about everything. Most of my pictures come out super clear with an almost invisible background.

If you want to stick with your camera and just need more light different light boxes could help or maybe a light ring. Good deals on Amazon and eBay.

You could also just take pictures in natural light if that is at all possible.

I'm currently using a Samsung Galaxy S8+ and I was using these lights until a few days ago when I found this kit in a Goodwill

u/mandoliinimies · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This lighting kit; I'm mostly doing outdoor/macro photography, but if I expand to portraits I could actually be making some money out of all this.

u/zuproc · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Ntf23 · 1 pointr/photography

Thanks ! This is what I have at the moment.

Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio LMS103

And I have a seamless bright white paper background. I also have 2 additional smaller lights....same company, same color.

u/CardMechanic · 1 pointr/turning

That lighting backdrop looks good. You'll then need to solve the problem of softening light sources on the sides. You could do the backdrop and use a larger box with paper windows to diffuse light, or pick up some continuous lighting and umbrellas.

As far as cameras go, you don't need latest and greatest. Get a model a few years old and a telephoto lens. I would suggest something with live View so you can judge exposure. I would actually say that in your situation, a decent Micro 4/3s camera would be perfect. Even a Sony NEX would be fine. They are both interchangeable lens cameras. They both offer cheap telephotos too. Again, you don't really need a macro lens.

u/CilantroGamer · 1 pointr/IAmA

I prefer OBS for software. It's lightweight, easy to use, and gets the job done. XSplit is a bit more feature rich but for most people's uses OBS will work.

As far as your camera, if you want to do a camera setup the most important thing is lighting. Really any HD webcam - I prefer Logitech models - up through an actually professional camera will work. I like using a greenscreen but regardless of if you use one or not you have to have good lighting. Using normal household lighting might work, but I'd suggest getting some cheap studio lights. I picked up this and it works just fine.

It takes a lot of work to get lighting and camera settings just right, so just take your time and work on it. I'm still not 100% happy with my setup, but that's something I'm going to be working on while I'm on a break from streaming.

u/Elderlyat30 · 1 pointr/videography

This one looks good in that price range.

Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio, LMS103

Make sure you get daylight if you are mixing with windows. Some CFLs will be way too warm to mix.

I think for your budget, you'll get more light going with CFLs. It'll be a little warmer, but not searingly hot.

u/rb612 · 1 pointr/photography

I am working on a series of YouTube videos. We want an infinite white background but we cannot seem to get it that "infinite white" color. I cannot afford to spend any more right now. Is there any type of post-processing that can be done to achieve that color or a way to overexpose the background in the camera? I tried spot and center-weighted metering, but nothing seems to work. I just want a headshot, not full-body. I'm completely willing to re-arrange the lights in any order necessary to achieve this.

Here are the details:

Really bad mouse-drawn schematic:

Current picture of background:


Muslin Background

Lighting Kit 1

Lighting Kit 2

Adobe Premiere CS6

Nikon D3200

Thank you so much in advance!

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

This is the exact kit I got. No adjustable output :/ I'm thinking I could do some product photography and maybe some portraits but I don't have many other ideas

u/Lousy24 · 1 pointr/Twitch

These are a little cheaper and work exactly the same: Just make sure they're about at a 45° angle to you on either side, a little above your head. And make sure the green screen is back just enough so you're not casting any dark or large shadows on it

u/mwraaaaaah · 1 pointr/photography

I am looking to get some lighting gear like this. However, I already have some stands and umbrellas - what is the thing I would be looking to buy if I were only looking for the head (that would hold a light bulb)? Also, what kind of light bulbs should I look for?

u/stephaquarelle · 1 pointr/photography

Trying to set up to take photographs of my watercolor paintings to produce digital copies that I can make prints from. I am open to buying stuff if I need to, but if possible would like to use what I already have. My main concerns are accurate colors, even lighting and of course a sharp image without distortion. Will be editing in Adobe Photoshop. I am by no means a good photographer, but I am a bit familiar with manual settings. Both my brother and dad were into photography at some point, so I have access to some gear.

I have:

Nikon D7100

50mm f/1.8 and a 50mm f/1.4 G

35mm f/1.8 G

85mm f/3.5 G ED macro

4 tripods

3500K light bulbs

A wall to attach paintings to

My current plan is to use the 50mm f/1.4 lens on a tripod about 3ft away from the wall - or at a distance where the painting fills most of the viewfinder. I put two 3500k lights on tripods and will have one on both sides ideally at a 45 degree angle (or less?). Will be shooting raw and at iso 100 - that's about the extent of my plan but I am trying to do more research for the best set up.

My questions are: Would some sort of color balance or grey card help? I am not exactly familiar with how something like this works but I've seen them mentioned in a few places online - it seems expensive but accurate colors is important to me.

Should I get something to diffuse the lights? I am almost just considering getting something like this if that would be sufficient.

Any critique of my plan or other tips on photographing artwork would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

u/MrSenpai_mD · 1 pointr/FulfillmentByAmazon

I would suggest that you try it yourself if you have a DSLR (maybe even try it with your smartphone camera if you don't have a DSLR). It takes time, but it can save a lot of money. Unless you go to somewhere like Fiverr, even the cheapest photographers you will find IRL will charge hundreds. Seriously professional ones like to charge thousands. Here's an outline if you're interested:

  1. Firstly, get a white backdrop of some kind. When you white out the background in post, you want your reflections on the product to match.
  2. It's important to use manual settings with product photography; otherwise, you will get unnecessarily noisy images (your auto mode on your DSLR expects you to be shooting handheld, not on a tripod, so it uses a relatively fast shutter speed and thus high ISO and low f/stop). Set your aperture to something like f11 to f18, ISO 100, and adjust shutter speed to expose slightly brighter than your metering tells you to.
  3. Then white out your photos in Photoshop or, if you don't want to invest in Photoshop, something like Affinity Photo works just as well. Remember to up the contrast by using levels after you're done.
  4. If you want to take it up a notch, then you're going to need to focus more on getting the lighting right. I recommend getting at least three light stands with color-balanced light bulbs, around 5500 K. There are combos on Amazon that could give you everything you need. (not an affiliate link)

    If you're not interesting in going DIY for this because you don't have a camera or the time, DM me; I've been doing product photography for about 4 years and Photoshop for 8. I have a Fiverr listing you may be interested in, but I won't link to here since I know the subreddit rules. If you're not interested, no worries.

    Product Photography is a huge category on Fiverr, I suggest you look around. If it's not an extremely valuable one-of-a-kind item for Etsy or something, then it makes sense to bet about $10 + the price of your item, instead of immediately going to a full-fledged product photographer and spending hundreds.
u/Old_Bay_Boy · 1 pointr/Flipping

I'm getting pretty frustrated the quality of my photos, especially with brighter, neon, or pastel clothes. I'm currently using these + a white sheet flat lay + iPhone 8 camera. I try to take photos in the lightest part of my house, but it's gray as hell where I am during this time of year. Any suggestions on improving my setup or technique? TIA.

u/LuciditySam · 1 pointr/Twitch

Do you mean these?

Those are what I have in my wishlist but I won't really have room for them. Also, I don't know if I can use LED strips since I'm renting. Don't they require being drilled into the wall?

u/sillysnek6 · 1 pointr/poshmark

Sure! This is what I bought:
Photography Photo Portrait...

u/rolfraikou · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

Why don't you get the photolights?

I know they're a bit pricier, but they will last longer and, in the end, might end up costing the same amount.

Top seller on amazon

I would really like to know, as these are almost tempting to for me to buy.

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u/MRdecepticon · 1 pointr/oculus

Photography Light stands are your best friend. Anything that has a camera mount (threaded screw that goes into the bottom of a camera) will work with the rift sensors.

I bought this kit for my wife's dress photography sessions but she stopped using them. The stands are PERFECT for either a full 3 sensor room setup OR just the rear sensor.

u/ReverserMover · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Your lighting setup matters a lot more than the camera for product shots and it’s pretty important for video too.

Look into a canon m50 or Sony a6300 as good starting points.

From there, because you’re doing video I guess just get continuous lights. For my wife we just use one light that holds four regular light bulbs (we use daylight balance led bulbs) and has a thing to hold an umbrella. Similar to this. A three light setup like that would be good for video but you probably want a bit more than a single bulb per light (you can always unscrew a bulb or two if it’s too much.

For product photography. I just don’t know how to properly light that stuff.

u/FrankSoul · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

I started with a similar cheap kit to this:

I still use it to this day from time to time although with softboxes. Anything from cowboystudio (or similar names that en with studio, limostudio, fancystudio) will do fine for starting. They are cheap made but I grew my kit from there. Changed the bulbs for more powerful ones. Put a 1 bulb to 4 bulb adapter. Bought a couple led panels, better stands etc.

Buy one or two 5 in 1 reflectors with c stands and clips.

If you want a better kit (your budget seems to allow it) I would get individual lights and build a kit. I'm a big fan of led. I always shoot raw so as long as my lights have the same color temps I'm usually fine.

Hope that helps.

u/SuperKato1K · 1 pointr/Twitch

That's pretty limited space for a green screen, but two simple umbrella lamps (at about 45-60' angles L & R) would probably suffice. If you have the space and can put one on either side of your computer table, that would probably work. You can get them fairly cheaply on Amazon.

Something like this (just an example):

A top light can be very helpful, but it's more difficult to pull off in the average home environment. A ceiling lamp should suffice. A small back-light is nice too, and some studio lighting kits come with them. Might not be realistic with 1-2' behind you though.

There are lots of professional lighting tip videos on youtube, etc. I only have one lamp (umbrella-type) in use on my streaming setup at the moment, but I learned a lot about professional studio lighting just from watching videos. Good luck!

Edit: If you would like to see what one lamp looks like in a typical home environment, go ahead and spend 30 seconds on one of my VODs. What you'll see is:

1 x run of the mill umbrella studio light with a somewhat expensive 1950 lumen 6000K daylight bulb (LED) - placement is about a meter to my front-right, at about 45'.

1 x normal ceiling lamp w/ 2 x 13w soft-white bulbs (LED) - located about 4 feet rear-right at about 45'.

My lighting solution is acceptable IMO, but is in no way "professional" (my space restrictions make a full lighting solution impossible). However, you can see what even a single light diffusing umbrella with a very good bulb can do to help.

u/Bombiebru · 1 pointr/BeautyGuruChat

This is the light kit I have. It works really well for starting out and its like 51 bucks.

u/cheapassreviews · 1 pointr/NewTubers

Thanks! I've been eyeing something cheap like this (comes with stand):

Have you used the neewer one? Seems like it would be a great key light. I've heard the cheaper ones can sometimes have flicker problems, but the reviews are kind of amazing for it only being $33. Might have to pick it up. What's your lighting like?

u/ICreationI · 1 pointr/Twitch

Personally I just went for it and got

Worth it. Brought them with me in Christmas to get good lighting for photos. Great success!(;
Came with carrying case and everything!

u/eyejaeplas · 1 pointr/Filmmakers
u/LittleHelperRobot · 0 pointsr/Flipping

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