New Photo Setup

I know that if I don't have a quick way to take photos then photos wont get taken. Since my customers have good taste they often buy my favorite pots first, so I need a way to take pictures right out of the kiln, before I'm tempted to put a pot on display.

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I decided to sacrifice some rack space with a fold down sweep. The rack is 48 inches wide, and figuring on a 3:2 aspect ratio I made the opening about 34 inches tall.

The sweep itself is from a roll of photo backdrop paper ordered from B&H photo. If I remember right the color is "Thunder Grey". An advantage of having it folded up when not in use is that the sweep won't collect clay dust.

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The soft box and stand are inexpensive versions, and the bulb is a large full spectrum fluorescent, so it doesn’t get too hot. This is certainly a very basic lighting setup, but it gets the job done for web photos.

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And here is an undedited photo taken with my iPhone. Good enough! The plate was thrown by me and carved by my daughter Lia.