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The Amazon portable photo studio has been designed for those looking to get nice clean images of items. It arrives in its collapsed configuration, it’s flat and has a carry handle allowing you to move this around and store it easily. It’s nicely designed to store the LED power pack in top section, so when ..

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AmazonBasics portable photo studio review

The Amazon portable photo studio has been designed for those looking to get nice clean images of items.

It arrives in its collapsed configuration, it’s flat and has a carry handle allowing you to move this around and store it easily.

It’s nicely designed to store the LED power pack in top section, so when this is collapsed you won’t have a power pack to also carry around separately.

When you’re ready to shoot some shots this only takes a few moments to set up. It expands upwards to create a good sized cavity space.

It comes with a white backdrop which drops down from it’s storage position.

There are 4 positions to shoot photos from, 3 on the front and one looking down from the top.

The manual does a good job of showing how to expand and collapse this but doesn’t give much help when it comes to shooting photos.

Although the LED lights are nice and bright you’re going to need to experiment with your camera settings to get the best shots.  In the video below you’ll see the OnePlus 3T used and using the automatic settings it produced a reasonable photo but the background crease (caused by it being folded when in storage) was clearly visible. If this is a problem for you you’ll need to experiment with the manual settings, in particular the white balance.

This can lead to much better results, unless you’re taking photos of very light objects in which case they can then be washed out with adjustments to your camera settings.

Overall this is a really well thought out product that will allow you to photograph items as small as jewelry or as large as a games console.

It would be even better if it came with a dark background as well as the white one, but this is something a DIY bodge with some dark fabric might be able to address.

Available from Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2r9ZtBT, Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2smlgpY and Amazon.ca: http://amzn.to/2s5skqv

Amazon basics portable photo studio video review

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Mark Draper A self confessed gadget lover who has a day job at Verastar Ltd and a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk. You can find him on and on

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