Anyone who’s tried to photograph something to sell on eBay – or anyone who’s written a review for The Gadgeteer – knows how hard it is to get good pictures. It’s almost impossible to find bright, diffuse light sufficient to get clear, well-lighted pictures that can show the kind of detail needed for these endeavors. PBL offers a tabletop pop-up tent that serves as a small studio. The tent is a 30″ cube made of ultra-white nylon; it collapses down to 15″ disk for storage. Two adjustable (up to 6.5 ft) light holders with 8″ reflectors and 45 W compact fluorescent light bulbs (5100K daylight bulbs with 150W tungsten light equivalence) flood the studio tent with diffuse light. The kit comes with one white and one black backdrop and a shoot-through panel for the front of the tent. It’s about $105 at Amazon.com.
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