- White matte window shade used as the infinity curve backdrop
- Light Source- we used a Surefire™ tactical flashlight, a very bright hand torch
- Objects to Photograph
Typical exposures use ISO 400, F/2.8 to F/7, somewhere around 1/40 sec to 1/60 sec shutter. I recommend manual focus and manual exposure, fiddling with exposure to get the look you want.
A PERMANENT PHOTO SET UP: The best way to use the window shade backdrop is on a permanent photo table. The shade should be mounted a foot or so up at the back of the table then pulled out along the table when needed. Add various arrangements of light tents, diffusers and multiple lighting methods to do macro and product photography. The key is in the set up of the item and lighting. Take time with that.
A window shade makes an easy infinity curve backdrop for photography of small items.
This is the basic set up. An older camera fills in as model.
The room was darkened for photos taken with the single primary light.
The single source light and items to photograph
The set up for this photo of a Wacom™ graphics pen and mouse is seen in the first photo. Lighting was the Surefire™ hand-torch with a tad of ambient light leaking in from a hallway.