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Thread started 24 Feb 2007 (Saturday) 15:54
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Another DIY light box, with build and test pics

 
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Feb 24, 2007 15:54 |  #1

~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...

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Feb 24, 2007 15:58 |  #2

I love it! Very smart.


not a lot of gear, but I have endless amounts of energy!

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Feb 24, 2007 16:16 |  #3

This is exactly why I love forums !! Brilliant and inexpensive. Thank you for this contribution.

:)


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Feb 24, 2007 17:00 |  #4

Pretty frickin cool!


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Feb 24, 2007 17:08 |  #5

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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Feb 24, 2007 17:48 |  #6

Thats a pretty nice setup. Looks like it works good too.


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Feb 24, 2007 17:59 |  #7

ACDCROCKS wrote in post #2767874 (external link)
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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Feb 24, 2007 18:10 |  #8

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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Feb 24, 2007 18:43 as a reply to  @ rparchen's post |  #9

Yep.. same rain. :)
The roll of easel paper was $5, and the lights were $10 each.


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Feb 24, 2007 18:45 as a reply to  @ pepperoni's post |  #10

Hmmm, I was thinking, "How Getto!" but the proofs in the pudding.


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Feb 24, 2007 18:52 as a reply to  @ Trackside's post |  #11

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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Feb 24, 2007 18:58 |  #12

Great idea, be safe with those lights.


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And in 3 Months either a Canon 70-200 f/4 or a 70-300 IS still debating.

  
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Feb 26, 2007 11:13 as a reply to  @ joshandlauri's post |  #13

I can't stop playing around with this thing.. :D

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Feb 26, 2007 11:44 |  #14

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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Feb 26, 2007 12:58 |  #15

I'm beyond impressed.


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