I recently started shooting artwork for artists. Not
only paintings, but three dimensional objects of different sizes for
anyone who needs jury images taken so they can apply to art shows.
With the permission of my wife, I set up a semi permanent studio in
the half of our large living room that we rarely use. I decided on
Bogen Auto Poles to support rolls of different color background paper.
I'm using white, black and a slate (light) gray. Additionally I have a
few temporary poles set up so I can use Varitone graduated backgrounds
for smaller 3D objects. Also in the photo is a 1000MX Dyna-lite pack
and two 2040 heads set up to bounce into large white umbrellas.
I also use a 30 inch EZCube system
for small objects that I light with daylight florescent bulbs.
I shot a series of my niece doing her ballerina poses
using white paper and the two lights bounced into white umbrellas
The first day I set the system up, I was nervous
about how sturdy the poles may be, especially if bumped into. I used a
set of Lowel safety cables to connect the top super clamps to the
2x4's supporting the top of the poles. That way, should one pole be
dislodged the entire rig would still be suspended until I could safely
All photos on this site are available for stock or
fine art sales
contact Larry Berman for more information