Caleb Pike is back with another DIY video, this time creating a super cheap product photography setup. It's clever, well thought out, and the results are amazing considering the price tag!
We all know that product photography is a tricky and involves an expert knowledge of lighting. However since the lighting is on such a small scale, the genre leaves itself open to experimenting.
The IKEA table is used as the frame for his lighting setup, and if you can survive the eight hour trip through IKEA, you could save a few bucks on your next shoot. Using a set of small LED light panels, some foam boards, and tape, Caleb is able to rig together a decent booth.
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While it might be a novelty compared to fuller and faster setups, this DIY project could be perfect for the photographer who only needs to shoot a product once. I could imagine a situation in which creating a more permanent rig or buying in a booth would be overkill.
What do you think? Is it too fragile? Or is Caleb onto something by using the table?