What do I need for indoor Macro photography that I don't already have?
September 6, 2012 4:55 PM Subscribe
Help me find the basics for indoor macro photography. I have a DSLR and Macro lens. I need cheap lighting and a set. Preferably small or easily storable when not in use.
posted by 2oh1 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Let's say I wanted to take a macro shot of a smallish item, like text on the inside of a bottle cap, just as an example. I have a Sony a77 DSLR (LOVE IT!) and a Tamron 70mm macro lens (not the best lens for this sort of thing but it's great for the outdoor stuff I do). I also have a tripod.
What I need is decent lighting and a set (is that the right term? A background?). Anything else?
What's the cheapest way to get what I'd need? I assume I need three light sources, yes? What else do I need? I'm more interested in starter options here since this is just a hobby, and macro work isn't even the majority of my hobby.
Editing wise, I have all I need (Aperture 3, Photoshop, etc)