built the NEW light box today please C&C

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    so i took everyones advice and built a box correctly i'd still like the use a flash for lighting, but i used to white light bulbs on either side to light up

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    White balance is closer to correct this time. What materials did you use? Can you take a picture of the box again.

    The reason I'm asking you to do this, is I am debating spending the $100 to buy a soft box tent setup, and if this works fine, i will just build one out of white materials and wood.

    Show us a pic of the actual box.
     
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    one sec

    edit: ok heres the setup cost me about $8 total

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    the sides and top have tracing paper on them and the back is a poster board

    if i had a flash to use instead of those lamps im sure the pic would come out alot better
     
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    I like it, and I got your PM, thanks. I am going to build one myself and see what I can do also. That is pretty creative. You did a good job. I don't think the flash is necessary. I would move the lamps about 1 in. closer to the box, other than that, great job.

    The white balance still needs some tweaking, but you are well on your way!!
     
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    yeah i set the cam to a timer then i move the lamps closer in, kinda budget i know, but it works haha

    that white balance is killin me, i set it to tungsten in the cam and in CS3 i dont get it
     
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    Do you not have a color grid to manually configure it in your camera? It's just 1 or 2 points too cold, you can see a tad bit of blue. When you reach the tungsten setting on your camera, does it not have a color grid that pops up?

    Oh yeah, and I noticed you are in Mannassas, VA. I lived in Newport News for 1.5 years.
     
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    im not sure if it does or not i just got the D40 and im still learnin it ill check my manual

    edit: it does have fine tuning ill mess with it in a bit

    ha i was just in newport news on sun, my car broke down there and had to tow it allll the way to manassas talk about a pretty high bill....
     
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    Yeah, the D40 does it. Don't use the quick selection in on the display. Use the actual menu button, and select the white balance, once you do that, a grid will pop up. Tone it to the B & M side (Left and down) and keep playing with it until you get a near perfect white.
     
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    mmmmm not seeing the grid?
     

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