Displaying Subjects with Shooting Tables and Tents
Shooting tables and tents are ideal for taking pictures of stationary objects such as works of art, antiques, and more. They allow for elegant staging, as well as greater control over light levels and direction. This equipment and other related shooting table and tent accessories allow pro photographers to brilliantly showcase their subjects.
Using a Shooting Table or Tent
Many shooting tables have white panels that reflect light, creating the illusion of a still life object floating against a white background. These tables are also height-adjustable and customizable in other ways, such as with the attachment of lighting. There are also different shooting tent and table backgrounds available to consider, like black or metallic tones.
Photo light tents come in a range of sizes, with smaller ones well suited for jewelry and other products, and others large enough to accommodate human photography subjects. They're made of material that diffuses light and minimizes shadows. Tents offer multiple shooting options like placing the camera through small openings in the top or the side, or by folding down one whole side.
Using Turntables and Other Accessories
Whether you're working with photography light tents or tables, product turntables make the job easier by rotating objects. This removes the need to reposition them by hand for each shot. There are also numerous accessories to customize tables, such as camera platforms for getting overhead shots. Bounce cards increase light reflection, and tacky wax holds items in one place and prevents slipping.
Capturing Text with Copystands
While light dome tents are suitable for photographing small objects, copystands and copylights are ideal for taking pictures of text and 2D images. They feature flat surfaces for stable placement of posters and antique photos like daguerreotypes. Some models include attached, adjustable lighting and a sliding mount for making precise adjustments to the distance between the camera and the subject.
Whether you're taking pictures for a catalog or an art auction, B&H Photo and Video has the tools you need to maximize visual impact.