My first Whitebox

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    So after having my camera for two months, I finally got around to making a whitebox. Bored around my house (waiting for Fight Club) I saw that an old cabinet had potential. Its kind of 'ghetto' but its the best I could do with what I had (some computer paper, tape, and some whiteout :p). Now for some of the photos I took in it, C&C welcome (I've only been in photo 2 months, so dont be too harsh :wink:), please enjoy:

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    4.) The lighting/focus to get the rifling took me sooo long on this one.
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    5.) In the Arms of an Angel (long story behind the lyrics/vignetting, but in short, its for school).
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    lol yea light box! i was thinking what the hey is a white box?!?


    hmm looks like your lighting is alil yellow....what kind of lighting is that??
     
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    Haha yea, sorry, I was rushing to get ready for Fight Club...I meant LIGHT box.

    The lighting is just some florescent lights that I had around my house (until I can do better...) and the pop-up flash on the camera (until my 430 arrives).
     
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    look into getting some LED lights...those are actually much brighter and does not have a yellow tint to it.
     
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    Yea, a few LED's are on my "To-Buy" list.

    Any thoughts on the photos?
     
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    it looks good!! everything is sharp..the onlything i can think of was the 1st picture it was tinted yellow....are you using a white balance card or grey card to calibrate the white ba lance
     
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    Thanks =]. The yellow tint comes from the florescent lights I was using (doesnt show in the other two because they are B&W). What WB would you suggest using to get rid of the tint until I get some LEDs?
     
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    You should be able to meter for white balance on the xti I believe. If you go into your wb modes there should be a setting somewhere that will do it automatically for you.
     
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    Oh really? Thanks, I'll check that out.
     
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    I think the flash ruined the pic for 1 + 3; But I do like # 2..thats a nice camera.
     
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    Actually, #3 is the version of the football w/o the flash. With the flash, there was a HUGE blown-spot on the football.

    Thanks :), its my moms old canon from the early 80's that my older sister uses for her B&W photography course (trying to give her some pointers, although I myself am rather new). Its really fun to use, gets great photos and its always good to dabble in both film and digital.
     

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