Wednesday, January 7, 2009
My New Light Box
This was fun! And so helpful especially on cold or rainy days. I used to take my pictures outside in the natural light but once fall came and I had to wear a jacket and my pictures were coming out fuzzy because I was shaking...it was time to make a light box that I could use in my house.
I used 3 large pieces of foam core board
(cut them to make this kind of shape.)
2-cut into three pieces to make sides (use super sharp-hide them from your kids sharp-box cutters)
3-on top-for some reason this helps by closing in the light so it does not spread away from the area.
2 lamps that are clip-able.
Bought two different ones . The one of the left is a really good one. It is an 8 inch reflector light that you find at Home Depot. It spreads the light evenly. The one on the right works but is not as good. I had to buy a light bulb that had reflector to direct the light where I wanted it. The
2 Light Bulbs
I really like the natural-white light bulbs. Look at the lamps that you buy to gauge the watts. There are a couple of brands. Check with a Home Depot associate. They are usually informative.
Don't use duct tape (it gets icky sticky with the lights on)
Use white masking tape for a clean look
I make jewelry so different kinds of props are good depending on the color and the style of your jewelry that you are photographing.
Your pictures turn out so much better when you take them during the day near a window.
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