First Light Box pics (just finished making box)

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  1. TheSon

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    Lightbox made of cardboard box and tissue paper. Light source was just light from my window coming into my living room.

    This is the result:

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    The shadows are unavoidable since I only had light coming from one direction. I still think they look pretty good though.

    Light Box: $3
    Light source: Sunlight
    A great picture to sell my lens on ebay: Priceless


     
  2. Breanna

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    Nice! You can whiten it up more in photoshop, but the shadows don't bother me.

    Can you take a pic of your box??? I need to make one this weekend!
     
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    Thanks breeana. They are actually pretty white, it just looks off from the gray background on this site. When I posted them on a white background, they were almost invisible.

    Lightbox: This is not mine exactly, but mine looks identical. I took this from the tutorial that I built mine off of:

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    Here's the link to the tutorial, but it's pretty self-explanatory. It took about 15 min to build and cost about $4-$5 for tissue paper and posterboard.

    Strobist: How To: DIY $10 Macro Photo Studio
     
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    looks good for $3
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the link - did you use the two flash units like the example? I only have a 420ex which can't come off camera. Boo! I have two shop lights, but have never had any success using them as they are too bright and hot.
     
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    Duuur....nevermind. I see you used only natural light. Even more impressive!
     
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    I think those are great product shots...
     
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    My only real issue is the reflection on the glass.

    But, removing the filter could solve the problem, or at least reduce it.
     

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