Tabletop Studio

I’ve been using a simple to build and simple to use tabletop studio for years. Recently (about 6 months ago) I upgraded my lighting by using two portable battery powered LED lights vice the multi-light fluorescent system I was using. No wires!


The lights are powered by standard rechargeable “Sony” type camcorder batteries that give me about 2 hours of light at 100%. The lights are dimmable.


Mounted on 2 mini tripods the lights are easy to move around and because of their light weight, I often hand hold one to get just the right amount of light exactly where I need it.


Made by Fotodiox – Model LED 312D


312 LED lights


Finished product. With very limited post-processing necessary I’m able to process a bunch of images quickly.  My Fujifilm X-A10 is set to the light’s temperature (5,600K) so there’s little for me to adjust on the final image.

I purchased the lights directly from Fotodiox and I believe I got both with shipping for around $300. (prices vary) The lights come with cases for safe transport for location shooting, 4 batteries total, 2 chargers, and some light diffusers and a daylight filter.

I’m happy with the setup but I do need a third light for filling in the background a bit better and for more even lighting when photographing larger subjects.

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