Need some product lighting help...

Started Dec 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Need some product lighting help...
Dec 29, 2012

I want to get started with some product photography or at the very least try it out to see how much I like it.

I just recently purchased a NEX-6 so that's pretty much my only equipment I currently have. I had a NEX-5n before that with a bunch of extras that I sold to get the 6.

I've read quite a number of various discussions here and other places but have ended up more confused then before.

I'd really just like a basic idea of what I should get, and what to avoid. I was originally just thinking of getting something along the lines of this┬ábut am not too sure now. Would a set like that be fine for a decent amount of time as I learn my skills or should I invest more money to get started. Is there anything inherently wrong with that light setup?

I would eventually like to start making money through doing food/product photography, would I just need to get much more heavy duty gear to make that happen?

One of the other things people mention a lot is how you're better off using strobe lighting, but I just have no clue where to get started.

Main issue I have is that every "kit" on BH is very expensive for even the cheapest ones.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony Alpha NEX-6
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