DIY Lightbox Photos C&C

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  1. Flems

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    First attempt at product photos with the DIY lightbox. I'm pretty happy with the result considering its my first attempt :thumbup:.

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    Thanks for looking and any C&C's!
     
  2. Missdaisy

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    Cool pics! Do you mind telling us how you made your DIY lightbox?
     
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    I kind of followed this guide HERE. All you need is a box at least 1'x1'x1'. I cut the flaps off the opening and cut windows in three of the sides, leaving a frame. Then I taped white bristol board up as the BG and floor. I then covered the "windows" with white tissue paper (the stuff you find in gift bags). I can post a picture of it later tonight.

    For lighting, I just used 2 small desk lamps as side lighting and white-balanced in PS. The tissue paper diffuses the light well enough for my liking. :thumbup:

    *NOTE* You can also cut off the bottom so you can place it over top of small objects you otherwise would not be able to place inside.

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    great DOF in those.

    my only change would be to shoot the white car on a dark BG.

    but as far as your lighting goes...well done! :D
     
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    I liked the white car on the white background, that was my favorite shot.
    Thanks for the info, I plan on trying my DIY skills on a light box soon.
     
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    I made one of these the other day although I wrapped mine in muslin. How did you get the reflective effect on the first ones? The shots are nice, a bit bright on the last one but overall a good series here. Nice work!
     
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    These look great. I like the first one the best. Way to go! I might just go and have my own fun with a lightbox!
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have made a light "box" with white sheer fabric, a large embroidery hoop, and a tripod. Put the edges of the fabric in the hoop, and gether the other end to form a cone. The nice thing is, it packs up flat, to the diameter of the hoop. :thumbup:
     
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    Very nice! Well done.
     
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    Good job! I made mine the same way, but my WB wasn't as good as yours ;) I also like the glossy look of your floor.
     
  11. Flems

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    I found you have to tweak the white balance manually. The auto WB gave it a grey/bluish cast.

    As for the reflections, I just used a glossy bristol board. The glossier, the better.:thumbup:

    Thanks for all the feedback!
     

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