07/08/2019 at 3:33 pm #64658
By request, I am posting some pics and info about our photo setup. The setup is constantly evolving, so this is a snapshot of how it is in July 2019, a new full frame camera is on the way, so it may change up a bit in the next week or two.0
07/08/2019 at 4:19 pm #64678
This Side by side layout allows for me to utilize both cameras at the same time for full shots or flat lay, depending on the shots required. This is also useful for two photographers, using a hand-off system.
I have a Canon EOS Rebel XSi set up in portrait mode. Thrifted this DLSR for $6, and it had under 5000 clicks when I found it! Overhead for flat lay photos is a Canon EOS Rebel SL1, which has a few extra features (mainly 1:1 shooting capability) that make it my choice over the XSi for this position. The new camera full frame will likely be moving into this position when it arrives.
Each DLSR is tethered to a macbook pro with a USB cable. Using the Canon EOS Utility, the camera can be operated in live view mode and adjustments are made easy with on-screen controls. When the subject is ready the shutter is actuated simply by pressing the spacebar.
Final shots after minimal editing.4+
07/08/2019 at 6:22 pm #64688
- Location: Texas
Green is not a good color on me… and I so very, very green right now!
What an awesome set up! Thanks for sharing.2+
07/08/2019 at 9:13 pm #64703
Amazing setup. Thanks for sharing!1+
07/08/2019 at 11:03 pm #64708
- Location: PNW
Thanks so much for the photos! I actually saved a couple of them as inspiration for when I have the space and resources for something like this.1+
07/09/2019 at 8:34 am #64711
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I tried to experiment with a macbook and a Canon t2i in the eos utility. I got frustrated and went back to my iphone. This inspires me to try again!
I agree that using a crop body makes things more complicated. I can’t use my 50mm lens because I’d have to get too far away from the item. I suppose I could buy another more appropriate prime lens…but I’m cheap. I’ve considered getting a 24mm 2.8 lens, which is fairly affordable. What lens do you use in this setup?
Also, how do you manage and upload your photos?1+
07/09/2019 at 9:30 am #64714
I haven’t received the full frame camera yet, so I’m not sure how I will have it set up. The ideal EF lens for it is OUTRAGEOUS, so I will have will have to wait until I thrift it…..and I will…eventually.
Currently I just use the standard 18-55mm kit lens on the cropped sensor cameras. The articulating arm and zoom allow me to get pretty much any photo I need at any distance. The only down side, is the zoom is the only feature not controlled by the mac, so it has to be done by hand….which is the long reach I am hoping to eliminate.
The photos are automatically stored in the pictures folder on mac. The photos are named by Date/timestamp so if I am shooting on two macs they put themselves in order automatically upon import. I usually just use iPhoto for basic edits and maybe cropping that I couldn’t get quite right on the camera. Then it’s just drag/drop into my GarageSale templates.
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07/09/2019 at 5:22 pm #64729
I’ve always wanted to ask a successful clothing reseller what your process is for washing and ironing the clothing prior to photoing?0
07/09/2019 at 5:46 pm #64736
07/15/2019 at 4:04 pm #64960
Full frame camera arrived today. It’s basically non-functional, and will have to be returned.
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