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Mar 04, 2007 09:41 |  #106

There's some excellent shots in the thread, but over 1000watts of power to light them if you use Pepperoni's set up (Including flash)! Wow! That's a heck of a lot of power.


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Mar 04, 2007 11:15 |  #107

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Mar 04, 2007 11:37 |  #108

fuel123 wrote in post #2810712 (external link)
All of the shots so far look great but can you guys change the background color in some of your shots? I am just curious about what they will look like with different backgrounds and the like

thanks in advance

I made mine with a half inch slot on the top in the back to make it easy to insert any backdrop I choose. WalMart has a ton of cheap decent fabrics that you can get.


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Mar 04, 2007 11:42 |  #109

argash wrote in post #2812934 (external link)
I made mine with a half inch slot on the top in the back to make it easy to insert any backdrop I choose. WalMart has a ton of cheap decent fabrics that you can get.

Care to show us your box in action??


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Mar 04, 2007 12:44 |  #110

argash wrote in post #2812934 (external link)
I made mine with a half inch slot on the top in the back to make it easy to insert any backdrop I choose. WalMart has a ton of cheap decent fabrics that you can get.

Rev 2 of my box will include that....


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Mar 04, 2007 16:54 |  #111

This is funny - I just found this thread today using a link from the Sigma 17-70 thread.

I made an almost identical box a couple weeks ago to sell some watches on ebay. I used a white sheet to cover the sides and a white posterboard for the backdrop. It worked pretty good - all the watches sold!

http://picasaweb.googl​e.com …hoto#s503567123​5793997970 (external link)




  
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Mar 04, 2007 18:43 |  #112

dexta wrote in post #2812954 (external link)
Care to show us your box in action??

Love too. Soon as I get to the office tonight. The POS system here at the house couldnt handle Lightroom let alone Photoshop.


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Mar 04, 2007 22:28 |  #113

Raided my folks' basement for boxes, and found one that should be perfect. I'd like something a bit bigger, but it'll do for my purposes. Got my sides and top cut, so now I've got to get to the art supplies store and Lowe's. Then I just have to FIND the lights, which should be an adventure, since neither they nor Home Depot actually list any halogen worklights online... ;)

Thinking about using some foamcore to replace the lid of the box. Sort of "box barn doors" if you will. Should minimize outside interference :)


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Mar 04, 2007 22:44 |  #114

Alec Trevelyan wrote in post #2816407 (external link)
Raided my folks' basement for boxes, and found one that should be perfect. I'd like something a bit bigger, but it'll do for my purposes. Got my sides and top cut, so now I've got to get to the art supplies store and Lowe's. Then I just have to FIND the lights, which should be an adventure, since neither they nor Home Depot actually list any halogen worklights online... ;)

Thinking about using some foamcore to replace the lid of the box. Sort of "box barn doors" if you will. Should minimize outside interference :)

If you have a Sears near you try looking there. I got 2 work lights that switch between 250 watts and 500 watts and they were only $9.99 a piece. They aren't listed online though.

Just an FYI. :)


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Mar 04, 2007 23:05 |  #115

shaneotool wrote in post #2814495 (external link)
This is funny - I just found this thread today using a link from the Sigma 17-70 thread.

I made an almost identical box a couple weeks ago to sell some watches on ebay. I used a white sheet to cover the sides and a white posterboard for the backdrop. It worked pretty good - all the watches sold!

http://picasaweb.googl​e.com …hoto#s503567123​5793997970 (external link)

Wow those look great can you take a shot of the kit you made? What lens did you use they are some sharp shots.


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Mar 05, 2007 00:24 |  #116

Ok here's my first test shot. Haven't had to much time to play with it yet but that will change this week. I did have some WB issues that LR fixed for me.


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Mar 05, 2007 00:52 as a reply to  @ argash's post |  #117

This thread is awesome. Maybe it should be a Sticky. ;)

argash,
Maybe try a longer exposure to blow out the background, and try f/16 (or thereabouts) to get the whole subject in focus.

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Mar 05, 2007 01:35 |  #118

Making mine tonight, Thanks for the insperation!


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Mar 05, 2007 07:23 |  #119

T0DD wrote in post #2816482 (external link)
If you have a Sears near you try looking there. I got 2 work lights that switch between 250 watts and 500 watts and they were only $9.99 a piece. They aren't listed online though.

Just an FYI. :)

Sweet, I actually do have a Sears nearby! Thanks for the tip :)


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Mar 05, 2007 15:52 |  #120

T0DD wrote in post #2811228 (external link)
Sounds like a challenge !! :lol:

Yes, yes it is a challange. It wouldbe great to see how your shots come out with different color backgrounds. I love to see them and get ideas for future projects.
So come on show everyone the color backrounds!


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