How-To: Great Small Object Photography

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John De Cristofaro (aka johngineer) whipped up an incredibly detailed and helpful tutorial for rigging and taking truly great photos of small objects over at Adafruit. He shows you how to build a small cyclorama (a seamless uniform background rig) and use lights and reflectors to get the best photos possible. With such fantastic resources online for DIYers, there’s no excuse for a stray shadow in your crafty product photos!


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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