Anyone have experience with light tent kits?

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    I would like to buy a light tent kit somewhere around 2 feet square more or less. Does anyone have any good experiences with certain tents or companies?


     
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    ashleiboucher TPF Noob!

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    I am fine with DIY especially when ones less than $60 have bad reviews and the good ones are $100+
     
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    What kind of stuff are you planning to shoot?
     
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    Snakes, Lizards general small items maybe a cat or two if I can find a tent large enough. Specific flowers. So generally small items that I would like to have alot of detail on and the subject placed on a white background.
     
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    hum ... For those, light box may not be the best choice. I would just go with multiple lights with light modifiers and reflectors.
     
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    Or you can buy for 6 euros the famous kid tent in Ikea, best-seller among photographers all over the world :sexywink:
     
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    +1 learnt to light your subject properly instead of tent flat lighting
     
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    So change of topic then. What types of lighting tools have you had experience with?
    I am not looking for a professional grade set up just something that if I would like a solid backdrop with sufficient lighting I can use from time to time
    I do have a reflector 32" silver, gold white etc.
     
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    This site maybe a good place to start.

    Strobist


    Take a look at the Lighting 101 and 102
     

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