the photos on this page are just lit with the shop lights... no
addition photographic lighting was used.
Lighting is critical in a
shop. One of the things I did was to add some cheap tracks and LED
I've mounted them to be at an angle that avoids head related shadows
when I'm standing at the machine.
In most of my equipment photos you can see
local light fixtures, but I find that the shadows created by single
point source lights are a nuisance.
These are the LED lamps sold at most place like Lowes and Home Depot.
Since each piece of gear has multiple angles of lighting, most
shadowing is reduced and glare minimized. Another trick is to use up
lights to increase diffuse ambient lighting.
I recall having a lab at a former employer that was in the middle of a
renovation. The architect walked in during a walk thru and mentioned
that my lab was one of the nicest lit rooms in the place.
Cheap ass $10 desk laps aiming upward was all I used. Corners work
The LED lamps pull a lot less power, so I can increase the density of
the fixtures/track also, the color temp of these are great for work
areas (at least to my eyes...).