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Gerald

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    Gerald got a reaction from Gunny in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    CFL requires color correction and there are color corrected CFL but they are expensive. So use the settings on your camera to correct the color if using CFL. Even this correction will give less than desirable results.
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    Gerald got a reaction from Al B in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    Since I suppose you are photographing furniture  think a boom would serve  better. Then the question is how tall is the boom. I could not find that but may be buried in the questions. Also this has CFL bulbs, had not noticed that
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    Gerald got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    Since I suppose you are photographing furniture  think a boom would serve  better. Then the question is how tall is the boom. I could not find that but may be buried in the questions. Also this has CFL bulbs, had not noticed that
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    Gerald got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    David I see you like the umbrellas. I am kinda a cheapskate and go with cloth filters and cannot leave all that setup. Have now been looking at using LED lighting. At the AAW Symposium in 2016 there was a session on photo and they recommended LED lights. The same reflection problems as other lights but less heat and more color temps available. 
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    Gerald got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    @John Morris I presume you are wanting to do shoots of chairs or furniture so I would say the UL9004 . Simply because you would have a larger backdrop stand. Some reviewers say backdrops are cheap and I prefer gradient for backdrop and then you can replace that or buy in different color. Price looks right but I am kind of a build your own type, but I can see that being more difficult shooting furniture. Also remember the bulbs can be changed if you so desire.. 
       The only photo lighting I ever bought was a light bulb (giant thing) over 30 years ago and yes it still works. Changing white balance in modern cameras is easy so color temperature is not was critical as it used to be.
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    Gerald got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    Yes those may work. Just see what the color comes out as. I have z couple iron display bases and put one on wheels and turntable. 

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    Gerald got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    Dan, I like your recycled chair stands. That is a very good idea for the light stands. To improve light reflections make a screen to go over the light of tshirt material or cheesecloth. Be careful as to proximity as incandescent get hot. You could also experiment with moving the light and using one light only. Also look at trying different light bulbs, you can get leds now for less than $5. I may have to try your light stand idea. Where did you get the chair bases? The flatness of your cloth background should work well. You could also try airbrushing the upper part of background with a dark color to give you a gradient.
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    Gerald got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    In addition to that John, you can go outside and use all natural lighting , in the shade. You can move your background outside also. Another way you can do outside is to blur the background and we can discuss that in a later installment.
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    Gerald got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    This is one place to get roll paper. Here is another . B&H is also a good place. Then there are many others.
     
    Getting rid of reflections is one of the problems with this photo and they can be altered with editing , but it is easier to set lighting to reduce them. Unfortunately with a gloss finish it is very hard to totally eliminate. The thing is to then reduce and use the reflection as a feature in a small area.
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    Gerald reacted to Gunny in Make your own blast gates and add ons   
    Lots of good ideas, Thanks Gerald.
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    Gerald reacted to lew in Make your own blast gates and add ons   
    Thanks, Gerald!
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    Gerald got a reaction from Cal in Ducts and blast gates   
    1. Floor or ceiling does not matter if you have the room. By using ceiling I have decreased my efficiency because dust goes up to main then down to cyclone and then up to DC.  For the "best" system the dust goes in as near as possible to a straight line at the same level all the way to DC, that is in a perfect world. Any ups and downs causes dust to drop out of the stream of air. But again we do not live in a perfect world so just get as close as you reasonably can or buy DC oversized.
    2. I use flex at all machines just limit the use as much as you can. There are commercial adapters you can use to avoid flex such as RV waste connections, and some others that are friction fit.
    3. Already covered by others but I will add when you break down the duct to move there will be a mess. The foil tape used on HVAC may work better as it is designed to seal cracks and is easy to work with.
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    Gerald got a reaction from FlGatorwood in What my current setup is   
    Interesting video. I had tried something similar to the duct tape by cutting a plastic bottle but now will add duct tape to it.
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    Gerald reacted to Gunny in What my current setup is   
    Merge both worlds.  Use the tape and the plastic.  The plastic bottle will act like ribbing to hold shape better.
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    Gerald got a reaction from JimM in Ducts and blast gates   
    1. Floor or ceiling does not matter if you have the room. By using ceiling I have decreased my efficiency because dust goes up to main then down to cyclone and then up to DC.  For the "best" system the dust goes in as near as possible to a straight line at the same level all the way to DC, that is in a perfect world. Any ups and downs causes dust to drop out of the stream of air. But again we do not live in a perfect world so just get as close as you reasonably can or buy DC oversized.
    2. I use flex at all machines just limit the use as much as you can. There are commercial adapters you can use to avoid flex such as RV waste connections, and some others that are friction fit.
    3. Already covered by others but I will add when you break down the duct to move there will be a mess. The foil tape used on HVAC may work better as it is designed to seal cracks and is easy to work with.
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    Gerald got a reaction from Gunny in What my current setup is   
    Interesting video. I had tried something similar to the duct tape by cutting a plastic bottle but now will add duct tape to it.
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    Gerald got a reaction from Gunny in Ducts and blast gates   
    1. Floor or ceiling does not matter if you have the room. By using ceiling I have decreased my efficiency because dust goes up to main then down to cyclone and then up to DC.  For the "best" system the dust goes in as near as possible to a straight line at the same level all the way to DC, that is in a perfect world. Any ups and downs causes dust to drop out of the stream of air. But again we do not live in a perfect world so just get as close as you reasonably can or buy DC oversized.
    2. I use flex at all machines just limit the use as much as you can. There are commercial adapters you can use to avoid flex such as RV waste connections, and some others that are friction fit.
    3. Already covered by others but I will add when you break down the duct to move there will be a mess. The foil tape used on HVAC may work better as it is designed to seal cracks and is easy to work with.
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    Gerald reacted to Gunny in What my current setup is   
    Quite some system you have there.
     
    For reference material here is a interesting link on some testing a guy did for his miter saw DC. A good solid video without needing advanced calculus to figure out his math.  Key point he makes is something we all should keep in mind.  No one way works for everyone.  If you watch till the end he makes it clear his adapter cannot be used when cutting miters.  To which he relies on normal DC which is poor.  Because nothing is perfect and no matter what you will have some dust or chips.
     
     
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    Gerald got a reaction from Cal in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    David I see you like the umbrellas. I am kinda a cheapskate and go with cloth filters and cannot leave all that setup. Have now been looking at using LED lighting. At the AAW Symposium in 2016 there was a session on photo and they recommended LED lights. The same reflection problems as other lights but less heat and more color temps available. 
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    Gerald reacted to difalkner in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    I just noticed this thread and thought I'd chime in with my two cents... When my son moved out in early 2017 I set his room up as a lightweight photo studio.  It's nothing fancy but the advantage is that is stays set up and ready to use.  I can walk in with an item, flip on any combination of lights and natural light from the window, snap the shot and walk out.  In and out in a couple of minutes.  When I need to I move the lights to the kitchen for cutting boards, out into the shop for certain things, etc.  Exposure in the shot below is set more to show the lights than the cutting board.  Most of my photos are for posting on forums and for Etsy so I don't spend a ton of time on them.
     

     

     
    David
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    Gerald got a reaction from John Morris in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    @John Morris I presume you are wanting to do shoots of chairs or furniture so I would say the UL9004 . Simply because you would have a larger backdrop stand. Some reviewers say backdrops are cheap and I prefer gradient for backdrop and then you can replace that or buy in different color. Price looks right but I am kind of a build your own type, but I can see that being more difficult shooting furniture. Also remember the bulbs can be changed if you so desire.. 
       The only photo lighting I ever bought was a light bulb (giant thing) over 30 years ago and yes it still works. Changing white balance in modern cameras is easy so color temperature is not was critical as it used to be.
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    Gerald got a reaction from John Morris in Cherry Entertainment Center   
    The frames are glued at the corners using a rabbet joint, worked very well. and yes I do.
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    Gerald got a reaction from Steve Krumanaker in Pulling the trigger   
    Great piece here Steve. I had almost decided I wanted one till you said eye danger. Guess I will think about it.
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    Gerald got a reaction from John Morris in The Gun Case Final   
    This is a great looking piece. Love using the foam and have it in several shop drawers from planes to small items.
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    Gerald got a reaction from John Morris in Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting   
    Yes those may work. Just see what the color comes out as. I have z couple iron display bases and put one on wheels and turntable. 

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