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Another DIY light box, with build and test pics

 
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Mar 11, 2007 01:51 |  #271

well, here comes another of the inspired pepperoni...
i may go find myself another box. i got an 18x18x18 box. i wish i would have got one a little bigger. found the lights todd referenced at sears (thanks). i need to get a bigger piece of glass too. the only one i could find wasn't quite big enough. thanks again! this is too much fun.

here's my first attempt. maybe i'll try some more tomorrow.


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Mar 11, 2007 03:13 |  #272

pepperoni wrote in post #2851296 (external link)
I snapped some shots of my camera loaded up with the different lenses I own. Pics taken with a (~GASP~) Sony p&s. I had to take it off Auto mode and try to get some control over it. Couldn't fit my flash in with the background crop, so it's not pictured.

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That red background really works amazing with these shots!
I've got to ask, what hood is that on the Nifty Fifty? It looks much sturdier than my Canon ES-62 one.




  
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Mar 11, 2007 03:40 as a reply to  @ BrewsterPilot's post |  #273

I need to go buy some posterboard tomorrow so I can build a box. Here's my solution for now though:

Used two Smith Victor 100w/s slave strobes, one SV 250W Photoflood, one 500W Halogen backlighting the backdrop, one Sigma DG ST set on 1/16 power to trip the slaves.

Didn't feel like running out to Walmart right now, and I've been dying to put my new lightmeter to work. :)

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Mar 11, 2007 04:23 |  #274

wow i think ill build one myself my son better hide his model cars


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Mar 11, 2007 05:33 |  #275

This thread is so much fun, thanks everyone for sharing.

Here my contribution. A 1:87 Shelby AC Cobra 1965...

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Mar 11, 2007 05:46 |  #276

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I went to the craft store and bought a little fabric. I also re-tooled the box idea. I bought some plastic screen material and used them as diffusers. I also draped some white paper over the top to get some bounced light from above.
Set-up picture below...

I think I finally got the black dialed in..

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..and some red just for the hell of it.

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So you're not using any flash at all?? Just the halogens??


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Mar 11, 2007 05:47 |  #277

BrewsterPilot wrote in post #2851550 (external link)
That red background really works amazing with these shots!
I've got to ask, what hood is that on the Nifty Fifty? It looks much sturdier than my Canon ES-62 one.


I think that hood is one of those collapsable rubber ones... right??


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Mar 11, 2007 07:16 as a reply to  @ baw5t0n's post |  #278

Check out what I found at STAPLES.com for product shots I am gonna try and get this today.

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5 sheets different color on each side

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Mar 11, 2007 07:29 as a reply to  @ fuel123's post |  #279

These are all amazing! I'm going to have to go to B&Q and see if I can get something similar.


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Mar 11, 2007 09:25 |  #280

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These are all amazing! I'm going to have to go to B&Q and see if I can get something similar.

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Mar 11, 2007 10:33 |  #281

This thing is VERY cool for small stuff. I've got a friend that wants to sell a buncha her Coachs- this would work very well. Maybe a bigger box?


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Mar 11, 2007 10:37 as a reply to  @ hawk911's post |  #282

I would imagine that if you wanted to do much larger objects you can create the same lighting by expanding the background and size of glass/plexi and set up flash or strobe units with diffusers (panels or softboxes). Although my first attempt of the lens is not that great I did it without an actual lightbox.


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Mar 11, 2007 12:45 as a reply to  @ TMR Design's post |  #283

There's some cool stuff here. I love the blue glass.

I'm using the heal tool and the clone tool to hide the glass edge, but it's not perfect.

I'm not using any flash.

The hood on the 50mm is one of those rubber collapsable ones. $4.95 from the local camera store. This is a pic with it collapsed.

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Mar 11, 2007 12:49 |  #284

of course, i should have thought to try to ps the edge out. doh!


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Mar 11, 2007 13:57 |  #285

i can't seem to get a good reflection off the piece of glass i've been using. i'm not sure it's thick enough. or, i wonder if it has to do with the angle of the camera in relationship to the subject. any thoughts/tips?

here's a new attempt. we're getting ready to meet our second son. so, my first son's clothes are coming out of storage...


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