William said:Melissa, I understood that you needed a portable solution as I'm aware that you want to shoot at exhibitions, but I was sort of hoping it was possible to move most of the plants, as its usually much easier to move one potted plant than to move a complete photographic setup one time for every plant.
dirtdorphins said:Asa made a light box!
He got some pretty neat shots out of it all macro
here is one of mine when I was playing around with it
I didn't like the stark white so much so I threw some asparagus fern in the back and had a green thing going on
It never occurred to me to try the box for some other things or make a bigger box, but now I'm thinking about it
and an umbrella!
and some simple reflectors and snoots, and, and, and
well, we'll see
my neighbors probably won't be too much more surprised/confused
Yeah, I have to move it from Memphis, TN to St. Louis, MO each month. At home, for sure I can move my plants around a bit, but when I go on the road to the judging center, it has to be portable yet big enough to get some of the monster sizes that people bring in.
One of the really good center photographers is going to Tamiami and said we could meet up to chat about his set up. Here is his blog. I'm excited to learn some new stuff.
... it is so important to know the look you are after, before discussing what gear you need to get there.