photography is essential for anyone selling any product, as
people often say a picture speaks a thousand words.
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Ex-Pro have been producing lighting kits as a direct result of a
need for lighting ourselves. As an electrical manufacture of
photographic products we had a need for product photo's and
contracting this out was in reality not cost effective and
certainly had time constraints.
An easy cost effective DIY soloution.
Lighting is essential and the right lighting, if you use regular
lights from the home or office you will often find a grey
background or yellow tinge to the shot, resulting in hours of
cleaning images (if you have a lot in photoshop) if you use the
right kit, right lights the shot should be all but ready for use
online. It might need size adjustment or cropping depending on
your shot but just about ready in a fraction of the time.
Simple and edit free !
Ex-Pro tents are designed to white out the background, they also come with 3 other colours, Red, Black and Blue if your object is white or they are often used with shiny metallic objects.
The backdrops which insert to the Ex-Pro tents are manufactured from a specific type of photographic material which does not reflect back the shot from your camera, giving and infinite look. Sure you could try doing this with a sheet of card gently curved but the right light would need to be applied and by the time you messed around it's more cost effective to buy a tent - we tried !
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How do I know what size Tent ?
Products are positioned in the middle of the tent, therefore to work out the size of the tent you need, we always suggest taking into account the largest of your products and adding a 30cm square around it, otherwise you will be taking a photo of the side of the tent and editing this out of the picture (defeating the objective !).
How to position products
Ex-Pro Tent Types
One of the most important steps missed by many people using a slice of card and popping a product on it, the most common eBay shot you will see. Sure great for that table lamp you want rid of but really can you use a table lamp to light an investment in a product line you are selling in bulk or online ? The answer is yes you can but you will not sell any where near as many.
Diffuse not a spot light !
Product lighting lights and diffuses the light to spread it
evenly over the product position the lights to the side of the
tent around 15-20cm away. If you have GU10 set for our box cube kit's these lights are not constant running and should be used
for the shot then turned off, higher spec kit's have constant
lighting and use cool running daylight bulbs which can be left
on throughout the shoot. The tent effectively takes the light
from the sides and spreads it without spotting. If you have a
shiny product it will not appear with a white centre reflective
blob in the middle, other products will appear with an even
spread of light across the product lighting the white background
bright white and shadowing the product giving the effect of an
infinite background. Be inventive– for example, a piece of paper
rolled into a cone makes an excellent stand for rings.
Choosing a Camera
Some items, especially small things, may need something in the shot to provide a sense of scale. Things like a ruler, or common coins, are good for this.
If you have any further tips or suggestions we always welcome contributions and reviews pleae contact us though out mains site.
Reviews of Ex-Pro Lighting Tents
Value for money Excellent set up, goes together easily, looks the business. However backgrounds needed to be rolled not folded. Even after much ironing, pressing with damp cloths etc. creases still appear. Some tips or how to s would have been good. As an absolute beginner, I'm not sure where to position the lights or even how to set the background. All in all a good by, good value, and very convenient for carrying and storing.
Photo cube set I love the way this all folds into a carrying case for easy storage. The lights do get hot, so users need to be aware of this, but otherwise a great product
Portable Studio Set Does exactly what it says - a portable lighting studio - compact - quick and easy to set up. Everything you need to create perfect photographs for catalogue use or for e-bay
Photo Soft Box Cube Studio Set A neat, compact set in a very useful carrying case.
Great A really neat piece of kit; the photo box is easy to set up & seems very versatile
What a good buy I purchased this set up after reading a few reviews so I had an idea what to expect but I was surprised and very pleased when this item arrived,the set up is so easy and cant disagree with any comments really,yes the lights get hot,the camera stand isnt suited to a large DSLR but it is a good buy easy to set up and fun to use and the results are very good.
Soft Box I am really pleased with this product. It is light and packs away neatly. This makes it easy to set up anywhere. One just needs a power source. My original order did not arrive unfortunately, but the manner in which my problem was dealt with more than made up for the delay. Great customer service
Fun and functional It took me a few minutes to work out what went where. Once done it is most useful for small sets/still lifes etc for internet shopping pix and better. Good price. Could have done with an instruction sheet, it would have helped. The tripod is not brilliant, but it's all there and does work.
Takes great eBay photos. Bought this as sick of using homemade one. Easy to put up, as I only have 1 hand. Quality is extremely good, but you have to watch the lights, as they get extremely hot. I will invest in the cool running bulbs in the very near future!
A Great Product This light tent is very effective at producing even lighting when photographing small objects. Light tents exist in a range of sizes including ones large enough for a person to stand up in. This one is suitable for objects of small to medium size. The unit is easily portable which allows subjects to be examined on site
light tent Excellent table top light tent - brilliant value for money and has been used and used since purchase.
Great for Bloggers If you struggle to get good photos of things like greetings cards, this gadget is perfect. You can use the coloured cloths provided, or put pretty patterned paper in the cube to create your own complementary backgrounds. The spotlights shining in give diffused light, perfect for minimising glare on anything shiny, so you get good results.
We love it I bought one of these for my wife's birthday. It works brilliantly and she has a superb photo of the bottle of champagne that we shared. The studio walls fold very nicely into the integral storage case and the lights fit neatly into the front pocket.
Ex- Pro Photo-Light tent Brought this as a gift for my son -in-law. He loves it. light weight. easy to store and set up. For someone who is striving to create professional product pictures, it allows you to put your subjects in the best light.He has enjoyed experimenting with the color backgrounds.
Ex-Pro Photo 28" x 28" Light Tent This light tent was purchaed in order to photograph Dollshouse miniatures it was a good buy and has proved useful on a number of occasions.
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