Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    TPF Noob!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    14
    My Gallery
    (0)
    Liked
    0 times

    Photo box / cube & lighting

    Hi
    I'm a novice photographer.
    I have seen some 80cm photo box / cube units on Ebay. They allow for a mini 'studio' style environment to be setup inside them, for small items.
    They come with different colour backgrounds (Red, Blue etc).

    They look good, but what sort of extra lights would I need??

    There are some lights which I have seen, but they just seem to be spiral flourescents, and nothing really special.... although they are very expensive.
    Are they just spiral flourescents or something more??

    My questions are:
    a). Are the 80cm Photo box / cubes worthwhile?
    b). What lights could I need to light this?? (ie. lights external to the cube, but lighting the contents)
    c). Can I just use spiral flourescents?? (ie. the kind from a DIY store?)

    Thanks



  2. #2
    Rob
    Rob is offline
    TPF Junkie!
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    6,217
    My Gallery
    (16)
    Liked
    2 times
    a) Yes, they're great for
    b) Bright ones - flash guns, studio strobes or say 1500W worklights
    c) They probably won't be bright enough and you'll need a really long exposure

    The bonus of a light box / cube is that it neutralises the light to an even white. The downside is that quite a lot of light is reflected off it and therefore you need some lighting with whoompf to get it properly lit in a normal room.

    Rob

 

 

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. CHEAP small photo "studio" cube
    By Hooker771 in forum Photography Beginners' Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-02-2010, 07:24 AM
  2. Alaskan Ice Cube.....
    By LarryD in forum Landscape & Cityscape
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-26-2009, 08:02 PM
  3. Rubik's cube
    By Rubix in forum The Black & White Gallery
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-10-2007, 12:01 PM
  4. Cube
    By TBaraki in forum General Gallery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-18-2006, 10:16 AM
  5. Rubics Cube
    By Wichie in forum General Gallery
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-01-2006, 07:47 PM

Search tags for this page

best light for photobox
,
best lights for photo box
,

how to light a photobox

,
how to set up lights for photo box
,
how to setup lighting for ebay photobox
,

photobox lighting

,

photography cubes lighting

,
photography lighting box cube -tent
,

the cube photo box

,
using a photo light cube box
Click on a term to search for related topics.