CHEAP small photo "studio" cube

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  1. Hooker771

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    I actually have one very very similar. I worked with it for a day or two, but have abandoned it. The lights supplied with mine (these look nearly identical) were not bright enough to make a difference. My box is very small, making positioning and adjusting tedious... this box is a bit larger.

    I'm looking to build my own out of PVC and rip-stop.
    My personal .02 is to make your own, and it probably would cost less!
    HTH
     
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    Yes, make your own. I'm sure you could make something that works for you 10 times better for half the price.
     
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    Just for fun once I took a decent size cardboard box and cut squares out the sides and taped tissue paper over the holes. It worked great and I lighted it w/ my alien bees. I just used it for a couple of shots as I wanted to try my hand at product shots. It served its purpose. I think you could make a decent one out of some pvc 1/2" pvc tubing and some sheer fabric for little of nothing and about 1/2 hour of time. There's not much to it.
     
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    I built one. I used cake boards from Wallyworld for the top, bottom, back and sides. It was $3.50 for 6 sheets. White on one side, brown on the other. I used parchment paper for the windows. White duct tape to seam everything together and 2 500 watt halagon shop lights. Here is a shot of the box... it's quick and not very pretty. Ohh, there is also the glass from a $2 8/10 picture frame but I've not really used that yet.
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    And a shot of our wedding cake topper. It's not perfect and I need to work on the exposure a little.
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    Yes, the DYI boxes are much better. At least in size and lightning.
     
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    Watch out for that lightning Dao, it'll bite! :)
     
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    oops :blushing:
     

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