Gotta give credit where credit is due. According to Wikipedia, a Rube Goldberg machine, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg. Here's a very clever photography 'gear' themed Rube Goldberg. Be prepared for about 4 minutes of video via YouTube member 2dPhotography.
Yesterday was the holiday so mail wasn't running. This morning the first few items come in and they are both photography accessories to aid in Macro Photography. Actually i'm interested in testing one of these out as a video option. I'll keep you guessing for now, and open them up when I have time later today. Can't wait to test them out though!
Pictures play an important role in grabbing a viewers attention, and also shows that you as a seller, have nothing to hide. Bottom line is that the better you can get your photos to look, the more attention you'll grab from viewers, the better you will look as a seller, and hopefully that translates to more buyers and higher market value on your items.
I was going to post my 100mm Macro USM for sale on the Internet, and obviously everyone wants to ask the condition of your gear. Here's a simple technique I use to get clean sharp images for the Internet. If you already own a Canon flash + 7D, you've got the perfect setup. The Canon 7D has a built in Wireless function to fire flashes off camera. For the Cocoon or Product tents, you can find them for sale here.
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