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Review of the Lastolite ePhotomaker
|Pros:||Reasonable price, good lighting spread, well made, out of the box solution|
|Cons:||Open front might cause problems for very reflective subjects|
Amongst the light tents out there for producing small product shots is the Lastolite ePhotomaker.
Designed for one light, the unit is a pop-up type, with taut fabric including a white diffuser on one side and a silver reflector on the other, to provide coverage across the image.
The object is placed inside the tent with a light to the left side shooting through the diffuser fabric.
A collapsible reversible grey/white card is supplied to aid in exposure and white balance calculations, while a blue filter is also included for placing over a tungsten light source such as a desk lamp, to reduce the yellow colour balance.
Objects can be shot against the white sweep curve inside the tent, or other fabric or card could be used.
A table-top tripod is included for compact users too.
This is a good all-in-one solution that requires little more than a camera, a desk lamp and something to take pictures of. Light coverage is even and fairly shadow free, especially with careful positioning of your subject and light. Ideal for eBay selling sprees.