As always, if you have any recommendations of your own to share with fellow readers, feel free to add them in the comments section below.In my opinion, a 50 x 50 x 50cm multi-colour backdrop table-top light tent is ideal for macro and product shooting.
The former comes in two flavors - tungsten or fluorescent - and the choice is largely a matter of personal taste. The chief benefit of continuous light sources is that they provide instant feedback on how your lighting will look in the exposed image, allowing you to adjust the angle and intensity of the lighting quickly and visualize the shot more easily. These types of lights do, however, have a tendency to get very warm during use (although ‘cool’ fluorescent varieties offer improvement in this aspect), which can make long portrait sessions an uncomfortable experience for your subject.There was a time when the studio environment - with flash heads, diffusers, sync cables and power packs - was largely the domain of the professional photographer.Today, however, with a wide range of pre-packaged kits on the market, enthusiasts are finding it easier than ever before to obtain the gear and accessories necessary for creating a complete home studio.The kits that follow are arranged by price in ascending order and you’ll find direct links to each manufacturer’s page where you can glean more information.‘Buy Now’ links will take you to the item's product page on Amazon.com, unless indicated otherwise.
But I haven't yet found anything that was cheaper in the UK. E.g., with studio flashes you have no worries about batteries running out, fewer problems with overheating, modelling light.