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Dec 27, 2008 23:10 |  #2656

For reflections on black surfaces/backgrounds many on here have reported good success with black slate/tile.


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Dec 27, 2008 23:14 |  #2657

With the same thing in mind, white tile board works well for white on white.


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Dec 28, 2008 23:13 |  #2658

Here is my Light Box setup. I am a bit annoyed. I bought some work lights that go on a stand, then realized after I had them out of the box, they share a cord and I cant seperate them far enough to go on both sides. I may eventually have to get another set for the other side. In the meantime I will light from overhead ( as seen below) and do my best. I think the translucent sides of the container will do a lot of diffusion. 500 Watt Halogens are the lights and I backed it with "Freezer paper"

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One of my first test shots... No PP done, so I know its not quite straight
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Dec 29, 2008 03:45 |  #2659

haha simply amazing, looks like i'll have something to make during the down time at the ups store. :)




  
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Dec 29, 2008 08:44 |  #2660

You might was to try to light from the top and one side. Get a mirror for the other side. This will allow the light to blend a bit better in the box. It will also help the light on the subjects.... notice the top of the water does not seem to be lit. I would light with both from the side before I lit with both from the top.


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Dec 29, 2008 08:49 |  #2661

Mark1 wrote in post #6962556 (external link)
You might was to try to light from the top and one side. Get a mirror for the other side. This will allow the light to blend a bit better in the box. It will also help the light on the subjects.... notice the top of the water does not seem to be lit. I would light with both from the side before I lit with both from the top.

And, trying to light a glass of water is a challenge in the best of conditions. Test your box on something solid and colored!


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Dec 29, 2008 10:07 |  #2662

mattograph wrote in post #6962581 (external link)
And, trying to light a glass of water is a challenge in the best of conditions. Test your box on something solid and colored!

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Dec 29, 2008 10:11 |  #2663

Yep. Seem even, but dark. More an exposure issue than a lighting issue, I think. Following up on the mirror recommendation -- try some aluminum foil. Cheaper to size.


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Dec 29, 2008 10:14 |  #2664

Will try that... Foil on the Inside or outside of the box? Remember, I cant currently separate the lights so I'm limited to where i can place them till I get more


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Dec 29, 2008 10:20 |  #2665

Try the outside first. See how that goes.


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Dec 29, 2008 10:59 |  #2666

will Do... and I am betting keep foils as smooth as possible correct?


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Dec 29, 2008 11:09 |  #2667

Don't worry about the crinkles too much. They won't have any measureable effect.


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Dec 29, 2008 11:13 |  #2668

Alright, will give it a try and see how much it helps. or just wait and buy another set of lights.. If I do that I will have a combined total of 2000 watts of Halogen lights shining into the box.... Of course the lights I had were getting warm to work under!.


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Dec 30, 2008 10:00 |  #2669

Ok... Here are a few from my lightbox after adding foil to the side, and adjusting where the lights are.

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/3150150277_c451815e7f.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/3150988510_976462aa80.jpg

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Dec 30, 2008 11:51 |  #2670

looks good, my only complaint is the black fade at the top in the last one


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