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Mar 01, 2007 00:03 |  #46

pepperoni are you using your 430 also or just using the light provided by the spotlights? awesome nonetheless, gonna make one of these things this week and have a go at it.. hope to come up with something cool :)


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Mar 01, 2007 00:10 as a reply to  @ dexta's post |  #47

Thanks.
I am using the flash pointed up towards the top of the box so the light can bounce around.


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Mar 01, 2007 00:16 as a reply to  @ pepperoni's post |  #48

I know this is off topic (and I posted it in another thread about the Moon) but I thought I'd share my Moon picture with you guys.

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Mar 01, 2007 00:26 |  #49

not bad, just clone or paint out the grain and it should look even better!


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Mar 01, 2007 11:01 |  #50

A DIY question:

For the side work lights, is white paper preferable over white fabric?



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Mar 01, 2007 13:19 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #51

I'm trying to work on the background now. The more I try and make it "white" the more it doesn't seem right. Argh...

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Mar 01, 2007 13:50 |  #52

hows this? had to compress the poop out of it to fit the 100KB limit here and i forgot to hit it with some USM.. oh well, you get the point!
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Mar 01, 2007 14:17 |  #53

custom white balance is easy to do, i know your supposed to use a grey card and all that, but i simply took a shot of my box empty with all ights on, and use the flash if you are using the flash for the pics, then use that for the custom wb, just make sure all you have is white in your frame for the pic. not sure if that helps or not lol




  
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Mar 01, 2007 14:32 |  #54

Why are you using the work-lights AND the flash?


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Mar 01, 2007 14:58 |  #55

it also depends on howthe light is hitting the object too... and exposure at time of shot. you cant just blast the lighting in at the subject, it needs to kinda bounce around.. esp for glass or silver/chrome objects..

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Mar 01, 2007 15:11 as a reply to  @ zacker's post |  #56

hey zacker, i may have missed this, but what is your lighting set up like?


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Mar 01, 2007 15:19 |  #57

like this :)

two nikon SB-25's on stands... i can adjust em to blast the light in at any direction.. i usually spot one on or near the subject at like 1/8 or 1/16 power, and the other in to bounce at maybe 1/2 to 1/4 power.

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Mar 01, 2007 15:27 |  #58

zacker wrote in post #2797282 (external link)
like this :)

two nikon SB-25's on stands... i can adjust em to blast the light in at any direction.. i usually spot one on or near the subject at like 1/8 or 1/16 power, and the other in to bounce at maybe 1/2 to 1/4 power.
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what materials did you use to build our light box?


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Mar 01, 2007 15:47 |  #59

i went to the art supply store (Michaels) and bought "Foam core" it coems in all kinds or colors and sizes and thicknesses... then i got some white, paper from the scrap booking section, its like a tracing paper all most, or a Vellum (sp?) its 11 x 11, so i cut 11x11 ( more like 10-1/2 x 10-1/2) square holes in the sides and taped it on, i hold the whole thing together with large hat pins so's i can break it down for storage... works great and i can put bigger objects into it if need be.


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Mar 01, 2007 16:01 |  #60

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i went to the art supply store (Michaels) and bought "Foam core" it coems in all kinds or colors and sizes and thicknesses... then i got some white, paper from the scrap booking section, its like a tracing paper all most, or a Vellum (sp?) its 11 x 11, so i cut 11x11 ( more like 10-1/2 x 10-1/2) square holes in the sides and taped it on, i hold the whole thing together with large hat pins so's i can break it down for storage... works great and i can put bigger objects into it if need be.

Thanks for the information... I've found a few times on this forum people are unwilling to share information... or what seems to be... "their secrets".

Your light box looks very professional and I like the idea of being able to break it down. Currently, mine would take up a lot of room. I'm still working on the whole white balance issue. I have my 30D switched to "K" mode for white balace and I dropped it down to 3000k. It definitely makes things whiter. Essentially, I could make this change in PS but I like it coming out of the camera like that.


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