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Old 24th of February 2007 (Sat)   #1
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Default Another DIY light box, with build and test pics

~UPDATE~
If you're just joining this thread, keep reading. There's been some changes to the original box design and a few more designs posted by other members.

~UPDATE #2~
My pictures have been lost, but don't let that stop you.



I spent a rainy Saturday morning making a cheap, home made light box. Here's my ghetto set up. Build pictures were taken with my wife's P&S.
Comments or criticizims always welcome.

The build...


The parts list..




The test...






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Old 24th of February 2007 (Sat)   #2
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I love it! Very smart.
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Old 24th of February 2007 (Sat)   #3
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This is exactly why I love forums !! Brilliant and inexpensive. Thank you for this contribution.

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Pretty frickin cool!
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Pretty nice. I have them halogen lights, Do you leave them on for a certain amounf of time, say 20 mins?
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Thats a pretty nice setup. Looks like it works good too.
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Pretty nice. I have them halogen lights, Do you leave them on for a certain amounf of time, say 20 mins?
They do get hot, but I just leave them on until I'm done with the shoot. Maybe 5-10 minutes or so.

Thanks everyone. I need to get some black paper for the background and try that next.
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Those shots look really great. I gotta build me one of those. I'm probably have the same rain you are...looks like I'm going to hit up Home Depot.
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Yep.. same rain.
The roll of easel paper was $5, and the lights were $10 each.
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Hmmm, I was thinking, "How Getto!" but the proofs in the pudding.
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My wife came home from shopping and saw what I was up to. She said she's been thinking about putting one of her Coach purses on ebay and asked me to shoot it. It barely fit in the box and the crop was super tight, but it worked.



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Great idea, be safe with those lights.
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I can't stop playing around with this thing..



The camera needed to be lower on this shot.
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cool gotta luv DIY!! i made minie out of white foamcore and tracing paper... thing is, i could have bought one off ebay for less....lol but then again, mine is bigger and can be made bigger if need be so.. i guess that counts!!
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I'm beyond impressed.
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