Which DSLR for Professional Product and Food Photography - part II

Started May 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Not a fan of strobes for product photography.
In reply to DCooper, May 15, 2014

DCooper wrote:

You guys are absolutely right about the lighting.

This was the first thing I did. I bought some strobes, accessories, and DIY Diffuser panels, did some courses, and studied 'Light, Science and Magic' and learned.

Personally (as a product photographer) I prefer constant lighting, so you can see where the shadows fall BEFORE you take the shot (unless your strobes have modelling lights).

Also (at least with Canon's tethering software) I can simulate the exposure before taking the shot, something that requires experimentation and trial and error with strobes.

The only reason why I would use strobes is IF I was shooting a live person modelling the product and needed to freeze the action.

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