Lightbox Photos C&C

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  1. Chriss

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    Alright so I just made a little makeshift lightbox and tested it out. Any advice you can offer on the photos or on light boxes in general?

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  2. Craig G

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    When photographing a subject in a lightbox there is no reason to off center it. Your focus is on the item or product and only that, so might as well put it in the middle.
     
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    You need to light the objects as well. You also need some reflectors. So get a flash and some foam core and watch how much different your shot will be.
     
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    Good point. I had just been reading the rule of the thirds article and i guess i never considered that there wasn't anything interesting to include in the background.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    White balance?

    Oh, and your horizon is tilted.
     
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    What would you recommend for an off camera flash with a $50 budget? :p (or something that would work as an off camera flash)
     
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    Rule of thirds only apply in certain situations. This wouldn't be one of them. You want to show the viewer your box of coffee, that's it nothing else.
     
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    Edit it that to "What would you recomend for an off camera flash with a $___ budget. You'll save yourself some grief.;)
     
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    Hows this? Still tilted, I know, but is it better?

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    Change your white balance to Tungsten and re-shoot... That should correct some of the color issues and make your background look white :)

    Here was my last light box shot, I know the lighting isn't exactly even, but the background is white
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    This was done without a flash, and three desk lamp lights from Wally world...
     
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    All of these have been taken on tungsten :/
     
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    Really? Wow, that's funky. Are you shooting in light from all three sides (Left, right, and top) ???

    This is the setup that I used from the strobist blog

    Strobist: How To: DIY $10 Macro Photo Studio

    Take a look at that and maybe you can find your answer.
     

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