Help in constructing a light box

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  1. Free2bFree

    Free2bFree TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone

    I am now ready to take macro pictures for posting on eBay. Can someone walk me through the construction and proper use of a light box to shoot macro pictures?

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    Flash Harry TPF Noob!

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    Of what, if they are pretty small calumet sell boxes/tents pretty cheaply, save messing with sticky back plastic etc. H
     
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    You don't need one of those light cubes that everyone is hocking now a days. You can get the same effect with a white paper back ground and some white fabric or thin paper in front of what ever light source your using to diffuse the light. Some of those "professional" light cubes are pretty cheaply made and fairly small. I would bet you have enough stuff around your house to make your own. It's really amazing on how many normal things around a house could be used for light modifiers in photography.
     
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    Have a look here.
     
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    If you're not into DIY check out Alzo, I bought their 28" cube for $56. I also bought a 4' one off ebay for $80.

    http://alzodigital.com/online_store/light_tent.htm

    I also bought their 45w and 85w bulbs, 5500k, good stuff, good service, well packaged.

    Cheers, Don
     

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