Creating a lightbox for upright macrophotography

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Player_1, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Player_1

    Player_1 TPF Noob!

    Jan 13, 2007
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    I've been looking at this website:

    I've been looking it over, and I'm trying to find a way to use a copy stand with a light box / light tent. I want the camera to look downward and take pictures.

    However, I have to move the object around inside of the light tent after each shot. I need a way to reach inside the light tent and make slight adjustments. I don't want the adjustments to take over 20 seconds if possible.

    Also, I would like even lighting. I have never used a light box, so I figured it could offer me even lighting. I'm not sure how exactly I need to pull things off, but here's what i'm looking for:

    1. Downward camera view
    2. Even lighting to remove shadows on the edges
    3. A way to move around the object being photographed.

    I've tried photographing things, but there was typically hotspots. I couldn't figure out if the lights were too bright or the lighting was too uneven. I figure there were shadows around, so it was uneven. I can't exactly figure out what to do.

  2. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Sep 30, 2006
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    Use any old light tent and cut a hole in the top for the lens.

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