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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:11 pm 
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What would be the best photo studio set up to show off my gas mask collection? I've gone through several studios (A bed, chair, and a desk), and I'm wondering what would be the best for photographing them.

Here's some photos of the chair and new experimental desk setup:

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Above me is the chair setup, it's been used for a long time, but the process of moving has been a nightmare on taking good pictures.


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Bear in mind I didn't take photos of the masks, so hopefully this German aiguillette still shows what the desk looks like. I photographed my entire (I think) military collection other than my masks due to already having images of them.



Would either of these work or is there a better way of doing it? Also, what light should I use? Natural light works well, but is there a good light to display stuff with?


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I generally just use some Izlom-patterned material held in place with a drawer, a tripod, and my DSLR (a Canon EOS 1200D, for what it's worth), with natural light. If the ambient light is low, I just increase the exposure time. This setup isn't really ideal though.

It might be worth looking at a professional "light box" or "light tent", or even improvising your own. There's some tutorials around on how these can be put together yourself cheaply.

If you don't already have a tripod or a dedicated digital camera (even a cheaper non-SLR type), I'd strongly suggest you consider investing in them.

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 Post subject: Re: Photo Studio
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Many thanks, Subarrow!

I know there's a dedicated camera studio somewhere around this town, I'll be sure and ask them how to take high quality pictures.

And I'll look into the other items you've recommended. Many thanks!


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Here's an example of a picture I'd normally take!

The mask I used as an example is the M2FV, manufactured in 1998 by Trayal in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
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