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Jul 02, 2009 22:38 |  #3466

mufutau55 wrote in post #8215772 (external link)
If you read all the thread, you can see that majority of people here uses contineous light with their DIY lightbox

LOL, well at 230 some odd pages...it's going to take
along time to read all this, but I'm working on it.

OK, so I can do continuous lighting. Any particular type of bulb recommended?


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Jul 02, 2009 22:56 |  #3467

Like in the first picture (Msg #3457) on the previous page, I used four foamboards to build a square lighbox, with holes cut on each two sides
and diffuse the holes with tracing papers. I then bought a (2) 10.5" Brooder Clamp Lights with aluminum silver Reflectors ($10 each) from
Home Depot for use with each side, I also bought 2 packs of n:Vision brand 27W (equivalent of 100W) CFL Daylight bulbs ($8 per two pack) used
on each side and you get plenty light for shooting.

I did not use a halogen hot light like in (Msg # 3464) in the previous page, becasue when I first used it, the heat it generates was too much for me,
so I switched to the cool CFL bulbs.

Also remember to use Tripod, so you can get a blur free photo.
Hope this helps.

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LOL, well at 230 some odd pages...it's going to take
along time to read all this, but I'm working on it.

OK, so I can do continuous lighting. Any particular type of bulb recommended?




  
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Jul 02, 2009 23:05 |  #3468

mufutau55 wrote in post #8215913 (external link)
Also remember to use Tripod, so you can get a blur free photo

Great stuff, thanx!

OK, so you're saying to shoot with the camera on a tripod?

I've been pretty good at shooting free hand but I can experiment
with my tripod. (just picked up a nice one at a yard sale for cheap!)

Are you using the continuous lighting AND your camera's flash
both at the same time?


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Jul 02, 2009 23:12 |  #3469

Yes. Use the camera mounted on a Tripod. If you can hand hold good, then you can use that too if you don't have a Tripod.

I have used the continous lights with my flash also mounted on the camera, but I did not like the quality of the mixed light.
But those two 27W CFL Daylight bulbs equals regular 100W each side, is suffiecient enough light.
Yes, you can mix the flash on camera with the continous light if you like the results.

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Great stuff, thanx!

OK, so you're saying to shoot with the camera on a tripod?

I've been pretty good at shooting free hand but I can experiment
with my tripod. (just picked up a nice one at a yard sale for cheap!)

Are you using the continuous lighting AND your camera's flash
both at the same time?




  
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Jul 02, 2009 23:25 |  #3470

Rockrz wrote in post #8215629 (external link)
OK, so how do you get these lights to flash in sync with your camera?

Do you use a flash cord that splits in to two directions so there's a cord
going to each one of these lights?

Just out of curiousity...how does this work?

And, would using a couple of flashes such as the Canon 430EX flash
end up being better than homemade continuous lighting?


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Jul 03, 2009 00:03 |  #3471

daFink; You are genius.

But then watch out for that Xbox. These things are notoriously heat sensitive with a that infamous "Red Ring of Doom"!


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Jul 03, 2009 02:11 |  #3472

I had bought a continuous workflash before, it was really very hot even i scared to burn things, then i never use it again, i even want to sell it here in my country but i feel no one will buy it, so i will keep it for something else like lighting the backyard or a field somewhere.
Just i don't know why, but is it really that hard to buy something better like strobes the cheapest one to use it? i will not talk about the lightbox as i found them very cheap as well but it is really great idea and so creative to build one self, but about the light, i prefer to pay $100-500 on light even i have only $500 maximum in my pocket and buy better strobes than working with hot continuous light and risk with the heat and also have issue with white balance more than studio strobes, but i understand that not many here can afford something little pricey to them and also many would like to save bucks.


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Jul 03, 2009 08:50 |  #3473

samsen wrote in post #8216167 (external link)
But then watch out for that Xbox. These things are notoriously heat sensitive with a that infamous "Red Ring of Doom"!

lol yea that one is a spare and has already been fixed from the dreaded rrod.


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Jul 03, 2009 09:22 |  #3474

Sure, if you can afford it, you can use flash on each side.. If you read some of the thread you will see that some people also uses flash instead of continous light.. your pocket will decide.

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Just out of curiousity...how does this work?

And, would using a couple of flashes such as the Canon 430EX flash
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Jul 03, 2009 09:35 |  #3475

OK, so how do you get two flashes to flash in sync with your camera?

And, would you also use the flash on top of your camera in addition
to having two flashes? (grand total of 3 flashes)


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Jul 03, 2009 09:47 |  #3476

Rockrz wrote in post #8217654 (external link)
OK, so how do you get two flashes to flash in sync with your camera?

And, would you also use the flash on top of your camera in addition
to having two flashes? (grand total of 3 flashes)

Typically, with some sort of wireless flash trigger (optical, RF) using a transmitter or transceiver on camera and receivers or transceivers on each flash. Or using the Canon transmitter on camera with compatible Speedlight flashes.

Check a couple of the threads in this forum (Cybersyncs, cheap eBay triggers, etc.) for examples.


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Jul 03, 2009 19:11 |  #3477

OK, I just found out that even my cheap $29 hotshoe flash knows when
to flash when set on slave setting. Not sure how it knows to flash exactly
when the camera flash fires...but for not this will do me.

Once I learn more about what I'm doing, I'll get into this more.
Thanks for the explanation!


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Jul 07, 2009 00:17 as a reply to  @ Rockrz's post |  #3478

Here's some of my attempts

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Jul 07, 2009 07:07 |  #3479

KilletaH wrote in post #8237111 (external link)
Here's some of my attempts

Looks pretty professional to me...

What kind of white background are you using that makes the reflection?


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Jul 07, 2009 15:55 |  #3480

Rockrz wrote in post #8238056 (external link)
What kind of white background are you using that makes the reflection?

I'm using Reynolds Freezer Paper, and a big box is pretty cheap.


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