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Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. hbkshin

    hbkshin Well-Known Member

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    I thought the rule of lighting was 5000k bulbs for daylight brightness.
     
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    It's a tama. In my other house, I had built a studio and I had these drums set up for rehearsals.

    I mainly play guitar.. Can find my way around keyboards, and bass. Basic drums, or as I say, a one-lick drummer.

    I've got a bass, a keyboard, couple guitars set up down there against the opposite wall. Everything else is in storage.
     
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    Oh god 90 + the 80 dollar shipping to canada. Sucks, What would happen if I just purchased some 5k Lights and had them facing the wall, does the softboft filter out some brightness?
     
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    Holy god dude, 80? Shit.

    It does lower the brightness a bit, but I'd rather have that than hot spots on my images. No diffusion would be manageable on a fabric, but if you get something reflective like shoes or a high micron(?) wool you're going to have issues. With that said, bboowwyy has the best images I've seen on this forum, and all he does is bounce one(?) flash off his ceiling. Super soft light because it's bounced. The detail in his pictures is god tier. suited also works with bouncing light; iirc he mentioned once that he uses lights aimed above and below the subject with something to bounce that light back.

    And, I know several people here use natural light to great effect. + if you do it well you have a far more interesting background. I believe Nataku and Ogre both use natural light.
     
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    Yah crazy shipping. Might try buying a bulk and just bouncing it as well. whats your bay account?
     
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    Great lighting, looks like a good setup to me.
     
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    My post office stopped offering tape for priority, even at the desk they will tell you to buy. I think it was a money-saving decision across the country.
     
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    Can't blame them, I used that tape for quite a few college dorm moves lol
     
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    Thanks! It hasn't been until the last 3-4 tweeds that I've liked the outcome.

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    I don't understand the wattage numbers, but a 5000K light on any lamp will give 5000K temp. No worries about the lamp it's screwed into. Edit: oh wow, wattage is obvious
     
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    I still am amazed they give boxes for free. Sure it encourages more expensive flat rates, but damn.
     
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    Standard socket... Only 40w.
     
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    Go by two factors. Lumens (output) and color. Color 5000k minimum. 6500k if you can.

    In an incandescent world, watts mattered because it's how most of us shopped for light output.

    Now a 60w incandescent might produce the same output as a 7 watt LCD or a 14 watt cfl. So you need a bunch of lumens. Be nice if a photo pro made some recommendations here.
     
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    WHOA!!!

    What's his ebay handle b/c I'm going to instablock
     
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    Sweet, I think I understood some of those words. [​IMG]
     

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