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Photo Light Box (For Etsy and my website)

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Project by JustSimplyWood posted 05-21-2015 06:50 PM 1103 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been struggling to take decent pictures of my work, and pulling the grain out has been a challenge.
I saw a photo light box at a clients yesterday and had him give me the 2 buck tour on how he uses it.
He had spent about $150 on his, it was nice but a little to spendy for me…

So off to the Dollar store for 6 sheets of poster board, 2 rolls of white duct tape and a pack of 100 watt bulbs approx. $11 Then off to Home depot for a couple clip on work lights $34 but I can also use them in the shop.

Its about 30×30 and 20 high

About 1.5 hours and some messing around and it seems to work.

First picture is un-edited and from my iphone… looks not bad, but im looking for any Lumberjockers who have some tips to make them better would be very much appreciated.

Cheers

Thomas

-- I do not have attention deficit disor.................hey look, it's a bunny!





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 07:42 PM

This is a good practical setup. This is about how I’ve done it and it seems to be good enough.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 07:52 PM

Get a real camera. There is a difference. :-)

I like your tent.

Here is some good reading.
http://www.pbase.com/wlhuber/light_box_light_tent

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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JustSimplyWood

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 08:08 PM

Mike
I do have a real camera LOL, Its an Olympus 510 but I just cant seem to take better pictures with it… that’s why I built the box, hoping it would help.
But I just followed your link and did some reading, and I believe it may have answered a few of my issues.

Thanks for the input Mike
Cheers
Thomas

-- I do not have attention deficit disor.................hey look, it's a bunny!

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 09:38 PM



Mike
I do have a real camera LOL, Its an Olympus 510 but I just cant seem to take better pictures with it… that s why I built the box, hoping it would help.
But I just followed your link and did some reading, and I believe it may have answered a few of my issues.

Thanks for the input Mike
Cheers
Thomas

- JustSimplyWood

Thanks. Good luck. I like to see pictures. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 05-22-2015 02:15 PM

Be sure to set your white balance for the lights you are using, it makes a big difference (your first photo looks like the WB is ok).

You might also pick up a collection of other color backgrounds. Different colors can really make your objects pop out or otherwise highlight some color detail. A good source is lengths of fabric that you can lay down in a gentle curve like you did with your poster board.

Good work!

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#6 posted 05-22-2015 04:06 PM

Product photography lighting is a large field. Often light tents can give a “flat” look to things and especially wood. Try for instance to have a look here for some lighting inspiration: http://www.diyphotography.net/21-photographs-and-lighting-setups/

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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