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Lighthouse Photography System


#1

Has anyone used the “Lighthouse” photography system? Although I
love my Cloud Dome, it has it’s limitations - I would like to be
able to set a necklace on a display and photograph it from in front.
I want to hang earrings and take the picture straight on - rather
than having the only option being photographing from above. I spoke
to a photography supplier about the Lighthouse and he told me this
is what the professionals are using. You have the option to
photograph from either side, the front, or the top. And there are
three sizes available. Apparently, it’s made with silk and has
zippers on each side, the top, and the front.

I’m hoping someone out there has used this product and I’m looking
for some reviews/opinions. The price for the medium Lighthouse is
$107, which includes a background and carrying case.


#2

Hello Catherine,

I would like to be able to set a necklace on a display and
photograph it from in front. I want to hang earrings and take the
picture straight on - rather than having the only option being
photographing from above 

Couldn’t you hang the jewelry on a form mounted on the wall, and
then hang the Dome so that it surrounded the pieces on the wall?
Rather like the inspired Orchidian who upended the scanner so that
items could hang while being scanned.

Just an “off the wall” thought - sorry, couldn’t resist the pun! Judy
in Kansas where atmospheric forces are colliding and squeezing out
lots of rain… wonderful!

Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
B.A.E. 237 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhatttan KS 66506
(785) 532-2936 FAX (785) 532-6944


#3

Hi Catherine, Not being famiiliar with the system, I did a google to
check it out, and found a review of the system at
http://photo.box.sk/news.php3?id=7747

It looks pretty good! However, since you already have a Cloud Dome,
how about turning it on its side (supporting it with a sandbag, or
pillow, or something) to shoot things in a vertical position?

Cindy
http://www.cynthiaeid.com


#4

Thanks for the search info - I was hoping someone here had used it
for jewelry photography. The Cloud Dome does not offer enough space
for what I am looking to do at this time, the dome is too
constricting - even turned on its side or placed on a wall. I like
that the Lighthouse offers photographing from the different sides and
also an option to light from the bottom - which may be a great
solution to photographing colored stones. I know this is a fairly
new product (last 6 months), so it’s possible no one has really had a
chance to try it out yet. If I decide to try it, I’ll follow up with
a post on my results.

Catherine