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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Photo Tent - Highly Recommended, September 15, 2010
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This review is from: CowboyStudio 24in Photo Soft Box Light Tent - 4 Chroma Key Backdrops (Electronics)
The CowboyStudio "24in Photo Tent" is exactly what was needed for our product photos. We own a small business and do all of our own product photography. The results were somewhat hit-or-miss since getting the lighting just right could be very challenging. Using a Photo Tent eliminates a lot of the guess work and helps to produce consistent results between shoots, and it also saves me a lot of time fixing things later in Photoshop. Here are my observations:

Included;
* 24"x24"x24" Photo Tent
* Front Screen w\Slit (attaches with Velcro and allows lens to poke in the box)
* Red, Blue, Black, and White Back Drops (attaches w\Velcro)
* Carrying Bag w\handle

Pros -
+ Good Quality; the material is thicker then expected
+ Easy to Setup; the box literally springs in to shape when taken out of the bag
+ Works Great; material diffuses light and eliminates shadows just as expected

Cons -
- Hard to fold back up
- No Instructions; CowboyStudio emailed shortly we ordered and it included a link to the folding for storage, but not on the use of the product

Misc -
* Backdrops should be ironed or steamed before use to remove creases
* Look for the two small eyeloops on the inside top sides (bottom has the Velcro), these are useful for suspending light objects with fishing line
* We made our own Back Drops by cutting fabric to the same size as the ones included and attaching Velcro to the same points

This is a great Photo Tent and is a real value for what you get!

Highly Recommended!

CFH
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Initial post: Dec 26, 2010 10:15:38 PM PST
SnowWhiteSC says:
What did you use for your homemade backdrops? Any kind of textured, patterned fabric?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2010 6:55:16 AM PST
C. Hill says:
Go to the fabric section of a WalMart or hobby store and pick out a selection of patterns. For example, we do a lot of food pictures and have a selection of lace that looks like tablecloth.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2011 1:21:24 PM PST
I am venturing into food photography, and have been trying to figure out the best set up to do so to have good results.

It sounds like this tent is good for that from your experience,

Wondering if you could please share what kind of lighting set up you use with this tent for food shots? (type of lamps, watts, brand, quantity)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2011 1:40:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2011 1:41:04 PM PST
C. Hill says:
David, the bulk of my photos are food related items and I have been quite happy with this tent for that purpose. We use standard painter's lights, similar to Designers Edge E-244 Incandescent Clamp Light, 6-Foot Cord (one on each side and one on top), with 60W "Day Light" bulbs installed and diffused with white tissue paper (held on with clothespins). We are now doing photos for clients and need to look more professional, so will likely be going to be picking up this lighting set in the near future: ePhoto Video Studio Portrait 3 Point Hair Light 2000W Photography Softbox Lighting Kit with Case by ePhotoINC VL9004SB (but haven't tried it yet).

Hope this helps!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2011 2:09:54 PM PST
Thank you CF, this is really helpful!

Regarding the ePhoto lighting set you mention you will be getting soon,
do you use this lights without the light tent, just directly on the table top? They look good for further down the line, or bigger product/settings that don't fit into the light tent.

Thank you!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2011 2:30:46 PM PST
C. Hill says:
I plan on using them with the light tent mostly, but also "stand alone" for bigger items.

Happy to help!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2011 3:27:10 PM PST
Thank you again CF, much appreciated!

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 2:00:54 PM PST
Mikekey says:
Any chance someone has that link for folding instructions mentioned in review? I can't get mine folded up.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 2:13:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 26, 2012 2:13:47 PM PST
C. Hill says:
Here is the one for a 30" tent, but it works the same way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3cT3-EBZAg

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 2:18:05 PM PST
C. Hill says:
Here is from the email they sent me:

For instructions on how to properly assemble your product please click the link below.
http://www.cowboystudio.com/download.php

You can also watch our instructional videos by visiting the link below.
http://www.youtube.com/user/cowboystudio
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