My solution for a big soft box can be seen below. The same lights are now fitted with diffusers, this arrangement is also known as a soft box. Add a backdrop and you are in business. I would normally iron the creases out of the backdrop but as this is just to show the way I work I have left them in for a bit of 3D interest. Maximum height for an object in this setup and in my studio is, theoretically, about 2 metres but the two lights I have are not powerful enough to illuminate something that big. As already stated, I am not a portrait photographer but a set up like this would be suitable for a "head and shoulders" style portrait but not full length.
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The images below are typical of the results from the above setup. By substituting a solid top table or stand for the glass one shown here allows me to photograph objects that are far to large to fit in my soft box cube.
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In addition to the lights shown here and on the previous page, I also use flash, or strobe, lighting which can be seen on the next page.

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