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Old 12-19-2017, 12:34 AM   #1
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I set up a product photography studio in the bus conversion

Diy Product Photography Studio in the Bus Conversion - The Bus Experience

I decided to put together a quick to deploy and compact product photography studio. This allows me to take photos for my own projects and my web design clientís projects.

And figured I would put this post together because product photography could make a good side hustle for someone living the digital nomad/tiny house kind of life. The whole set up doesnít take up much space. You could start an account with a freelancer type site or make your own WordPress site and start promoting it.

The Rebel Eos t5 camera kit came with two lenses (EF-S 18-55mm IS II + EF 75-300mm). I also purchased an $80 Extension Tube for taking macro shots without having to purchase a $400 dedicated macro lens.

There is a great kit on Amazon that is only $55. Includes 3 lights, 3 light stands, 2 light reflecting umbrellas, and a carry case for it all. You can make one kit work but Iíve recently purchased another.

One of the three stands is shorter and doesnít include an umbrella. I just use a piece of tissue paper to make a quick sort of lamp shade to diffuse the light.

The roll of white butcher paper came from the craft store. Makes for an easy to deploy backdrop. The cell photo exposure doesnít show how bright everything is. But I still needed a fourth light to balance everything out.

I added a cheap work clamp light with an extra product photography light I ordered off Amazon. Taping cheap tissue paper over the lights gives you the light box effect. The 18-55mm worked fine for this particular size of product

Gives you a better idea of how bright the lights are. This is the outside of the bus at night while all the product photography lights are on. Sunglasses would be a good ideaÖ

Happened to be photographing graduation cords this time. I made a template to make sure all 40+ images had the same alignment.

This remote switch for the camera was only $11 or $12. This is supposed to prevent the camera from shaking as you take the shot.
Final product after editing. Learning how to adjust the camera exposure setting was critical. The auto settings will dull down the light. Soon Iíll put together a post on adjusting the camera settings and editing the images. I still have a little more to learn first. But of course Google and YouTube make it easy to self educate.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:45 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site, homey. This group does like pictures.
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