I Made a light box today.

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    I Made a light box today.

    With naught but 12 pieces of printer paper and some white duct tape, here are the results.









    Incidentally, I also found out that the bracelet from my Mako will fit my Chrono! It's awesome because I've been really wanting chrono on a bracelet lately.
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    Re: I Made a light box today.

    Not bad...some better lighting will go a long ways. I made one for work to take product photographs in. We're a wood products factory so I took scrap wood to build a 30" square frame, then got a roll of white paper from the crafts store for the sides for about $3. I cheaped out on the lighting (although it's probably the most expensive part) and just bought two reflective bulb holders from Lowe's and popped in a couple of bright white CFL's. I think a couple more lights would have helped, but I just adjusted some settings on my camera and touched everything up (a lot) with Photoshop to compensate.

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    Re: I Made a light box today.

    With a little more work you can make one out of a cardboard box, spray paint and posterboard. It is more durable and easy to uae. I cut windows in the sides of a box, removed the top, and spray painted it white. Add some white posterboard in the box, cover openings with cheese cloth, and voila, cheap and easy light box.


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    Re: I Made a light box today.

    I Rolled paper into posts (I'm well practiced at this, I can roll a post which will support several pounds) and made a square frame from them (I didn't have a box), then taped paper over 5 of the 6 faces. I sat a 5 LED flashlight on top of the box shining down through the paper and used ambient light in the room. I took the pics with my Samsung 8MP point and shoot in auto mode with the flash off. I think the results came out good.
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    Re: I Made a light box today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bleh View Post
    I Rolled paper into posts (I'm well practiced at this, I can roll a post which will support several pounds) and made a square frame from them (I didn't have a box), then taped paper over 5 of the 6 faces. I sat a 5 LED flashlight on top of the box shining down through the paper and used ambient light in the room. I took the pics with my Samsung 8MP point and shoot in auto mode with the flash off. I think the results came out good.
    One thing that will definitely help is to shoot with your camera in manual mode. This way you can set the white balance properly against the background in your lightbox. Most point and shoots nowadays can do a custom white balance, so you might want to give it a try.

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    Re: I Made a light box today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1285 View Post
    One thing that will definitely help is to shoot with your camera in manual mode. This way you can set the white balance properly against the background in your lightbox. Most point and shoots nowadays can do a custom white balance, so you might want to give it a try.
    Good Idea, I didn't think about the white balance.
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