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I think if snoogz is willing to duke it out that's cool
While burnout is right I think sometimes you gotta push back
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I sent a message to the buyer: "Hello, We understand you are return the shoes purchased from us.

Please let us know how this item was defective? I also noticed you mentioned they did not fit and were too big. Thank you for informing us about the fit issue."

how many people are employed by your ebay operation?
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Trying to put together an indoor photo setup for use with my mannequin. Ordered this 4-pack of 5500K bulbs from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cowboystudio-Spectrum-Light-Bulb--Photography/dp/B003MU7D0U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388433788&sr=8-1&keywords=cowboy+studio+5500k+bulbs

Went to set them up yesterday and two of the four bulbs don't work. ffffuuuu.gif
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Trying to put together an indoor photo setup for use with my mannequin. Ordered this 4-pack of 5500K bulbs from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cowboystudio-Spectrum-Light-Bulb--Photography/dp/B003MU7D0U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388433788&sr=8-1&keywords=cowboy+studio+5500k+bulbs

Went to set them up yesterday and two of the four bulbs don't work. ffffuuuu.gif

 

Are those going to be bright enough to light a mannequin, even with all 4 working?  I've got 11 bulbs going at this point (8 small spiral CFL's and one big spiral, and two 4-foot tube fluorescent) and I'm OK with the results but would like to tweak it a bit more.  This is with all 11 going and zero post-processing, so I'm not sure how well 4 CFL's would light up a full mannequin...:

 

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Are those going to be bright enough to light a mannequin, even with all 4 working?  I've got 11 bulbs going at this point (8 small spiral CFL's and one big spiral, and two 4-foot tube fluorescent) and I'm OK with the results but would like to tweak it a bit more.  This is with all 11 going and zero post-processing, so I'm not sure how well 4 CFL's would light up a full mannequin...:

 

Huh I only have two fluorescent lights. I plan on installing an overhead light too. This way I can shift the two down towards the bottom as well. But I really like how well your image stands out from your background.

 

Also your bowties a little off-center.

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Huh I only have two fluorescent lights. I plan on installing an overhead light too. This way I can shift the two down towards the bottom as well. But I really like how well your image stands out from your background.

 

Also your bowties a little off-center.

 

Re: the bow tie, heh, yeah - I had just gotten a new tube light fixture to place on the floor and aim upward behind the mannequin (which helps it stand out a bit more from the background), and I was too focused on the new lighting to notice I shot 4 sport coats with the tie a bit off.  Oh well.

Far from perfect but given the cramped area I currently work in, best I can do for now.  Have two sets of lights aimed directly at the mannequin, one overhead, and the new one aimed up the wall behind.  Should start looking better when I shoot in front of my white backdrop instead of an off-white wall.

 

Was just looking at some pics I used on eBay when I first started listing clothing in earnest - I had one of those open-backed plastic mannequins, no shirt or ties, and 2 halogen shop lights - jeez - looking back they sure were terrible!  (not to mention I was buying and attempting to sell orphan suit jackets, before I knew there was such a thing).  This is from January 1st 2013 - almost a year ago to the day - like to think I've gotten a bit better since then:

 

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BTW- that Armani houndstooth SC is a short, not regular.
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Are those going to be bright enough to light a mannequin, even with all 4 working?  I've got 11 bulbs going at this point (8 small spiral CFL's and one big spiral, and two 4-foot tube fluorescent) and I'm OK with the results but would like to tweak it a bit more.  This is with all 11 going and zero post-processing, so I'm not sure how well 4 CFL's would light up a full mannequin...:
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Hmm. I thought I'd seen others' setups with just 3 or 4 lights. Well, I'll give it a shot and figure out how to add more if I need to.
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Shipping internationally via eBay printing using "Priority Mail International - Package/Thick Envelope" ; can we use Priority Regional Rate Box A ?  I'm assuming it shouldn't matter because using that option allows you to use any box you source, whether its a plain brown box, or a regional box?

 

EDIT: Think I found my answer: Just make sure the "Regional Rate A" wording on the Box is blacked out or covered up.  Then the boxes become Priority Mail boxes, used however you determine.


Edited by Snoogz - 12/30/13 at 1:37pm
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BTW- that Armani houndstooth SC is a short, not regular.

 

Gah!  Thank you for catching that and alerting me - fixed!!

 

 

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Hmm. I thought I'd seen others' setups with just 3 or 4 lights. Well, I'll give it a shot and figure out how to add more if I need to.

 

I used 3 light fixtures with some good results...one fixture has a large spiral bulb for overhead, and two side-lighting fixtures have 4 spiral bulbs each.  Just added the 4th fixture for background lighting with the 2 tube bulbs.  I know some folks use 2 or 3 four-foot tube fluorescent fixtures with good results as well.  Not sure how much light you'll get out of 4 bulbs vs. 4 multi-bulb fixtures, but a lot can depend on whether they have reflectors, your ambient light, and whether you've mastered your camera (or not, like me - just using a point & shoot).  Less is better so it would be great if you can get good results.

  

The subject of lights / setups / etc comes up here every so often, and folks post what they have and some really creative custom solutions, though it can be a chore trying to ferret it out of older posts.  Maybe there will be a dedicated thread some day.

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Hmm. I thought I'd seen others' setups with just 3 or 4 lights. Well, I'll give it a shot and figure out how to add more if I need to.

Wife got me this one for Christmas, still working on camera settings but I feel like it is bright enough

 

http://www.amazon.com/Lighting-Photography-Umbrella-Softbox-Background/dp/B003Y31FHC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1388440489&sr=8-4&keywords=umbrella+photography+kit

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Gah!  Thank you for catching that and alerting me - fixed!!



I used 3 light fixtures with some good results...one fixture has a large spiral bulb for overhead, and two side-lighting fixtures have 4 spiral bulbs each.  Just added the 4th fixture for background lighting with the 2 tube bulbs.  I know some folks use 2 or 3 four-foot tube fluorescent fixtures with good results as well.  Not sure how much light you'll get out of 4 bulbs vs. 4 multi-bulb fixtures, but a lot can depend on whether they have reflectors, your ambient light, and whether you've mastered your camera (or not, like me - just using a point & shoot).  Less is better so it would be great if you can get good results.
  
The subject of lights / setups / etc comes up here every so often, and folks post what they have and some really creative custom solutions, though it can be a chore trying to ferret it out of older posts.  Maybe there will be a dedicated thread some day.

I just won an auction for a Canon Powershot S95, which is a point-and-shoot with full manual controls, including custom white balance calibration. Hopefully once I learn the camera I'll be able to make it work.

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Wife got me this one for Christmas, still working on camera settings but I feel like it is bright enough

http://www.amazon.com/Lighting-Photography-Umbrella-Softbox-Background/dp/B003Y31FHC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1388440489&sr=8-4&keywords=umbrella+photography+kit

That's a nice set, and those are the same bulbs I've got. Currently I've got these clamp lights for the bulbs; I still have to rig up some kind of diffusing mechanism. I may end up getting some umbrellas for that.

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I might try doing this on the cheap by getting a flash for my slr and then using a plastic cup as a diffuser. I've seen it done for indoor photography with decent results.

I don't have a mannequin, so I'm just trying to make the most of what I got. I'm hoping to find one of those plastic hangar mannequins at a thrift for now.
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Hey guys,

Anyone ever have any issues shipping things to hong kong?
Would you recommend/not recommend it?
No issues there for me, but I have only sent 3 or 4 items. But YMMV I suppose.
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I got two of these bad boys (and still wondering if I need more light) :lol:

Lowel Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC) 

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Also have a few tota lights that I'm not really sure if how I'm going to use.

 

 

 

 

QUESTION for a camera pro - Using a 18-55 lens and I do the auto white balance. Have the camera set on "A" Apature mode and I just adjust the +-exposure as needed. Is there a way so that it auto does the exposure so all my photos are the same "brightness"?

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