home made light tent


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churchonsundays

@crazzy88ss did you blur those pictures out in photoshop? it looks werid.

anyways. nice light tent.

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giga
@crazzy88ss did you blur those pictures out in photoshop? it looks werid.

anyways. nice light tent.

They're shot at 1.8 with his 50mm so the DOF is pretty slim. A stylistic choice but I'd stop it down further to increase the sharpness.

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Brandon

Picked up the stuff at hobby lobby today and will assemble soon!

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Brandon

Heres mine.

Didn't need to cut open the sides or anything

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Lewism

Brandon, it makes great pictures!

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gigapixels

I guess I've got a project to work on now :p

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Damo R.

It's a really great idea one I might try because I have a unusually dark bedroom.

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crazzy88ss

Heres mine.

Didn't need to cut open the sides or anything

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I have the same phone LOL! I was going to post the pic of it that I took, but was like "eh, that's boring" :)

moonman: stop showing off your pro gear :p

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giga

Brandon, looks great but might want put some of the white material on the top to fix the dark shadows.

(I have the Sync as well :p)

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Nicholas-c

i want one now :p

might steal a box from work :p does it work with any desk lamp and white item ?

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Black Label

Oh wow. Gotta build myself one of these!

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moloko

Now are you guys doing PP when uploading these? I would like to see pre and post PP to see how much WB work was done. I tried doing a Customer WB on mine and it did not come up with pure white, but at least makes it easier to put in Light room.

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crazzy88ss

I didn't really edit mine. I KNOW I didn't do any WB editing.

To get the whitest, you need a longer exposure. Try setting your camera to Spot Mettering.

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peterish

Hey I made one tonite, and it works pretty well so far! I might try better quality fabrics/paper next time when i get a chance

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accesser

Thats sexy,

I've made one (cut out the box and got some lamps) but I've still got to find some sheets to cut up, I've found some nice cardboard to use as a backdrop.

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crazzy88ss

I got some white linen from walmart to make mine, but sheets do the same thing.

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Sir Topham Hatt

Right, I am going to make one :p lol

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sundayx

This is fabulous. Perfect for my need.

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Prince Charming

I've been playing with the light tent / lightbox thing too recently, pretty good fun. What I have found is lighting, sure, proper studio lighting would be nicer (wait, while you're at it, a proper studio would be nice too), but I've had good results out of a pair of 500W halogen lamps. The downside, they're yelllllllllow, and they're hot. But they're bright. Very bright. I've found with a custom WB set for my lightbox and those lamps, the yellowness issue is pretty much solved. But hot could be an issue, the thin tissue paper sides on my ghetto lightbox have uh, smoked.

I got a pair of these, the telescoping stand is very handy. Thought I'd throw in my experiences :)

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Tantawi

I had the same issue, Pandya, but solved it by using my Sunpak 383 external flash bounced off the ceiling as the light source, and it works pretty well!

Example:

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p858snake
Thats sexy,

I've made one (cut out the box and got some lamps) but I've still got to find some sheets to cut up, I've found some nice cardboard to use as a backdrop.

If its for filtering the light source, although it doesn't give the same effect you can experiment with baking/grease proof paper.

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Prince Charming

Tissue paper works well too, and its very cheap stuff. I got 8 A2 sheets for ?1 from a stationers.

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Sir Topham Hatt

Does anyone have a comparison with greaseproof paper and cloth?

I have started mine, although I have a brown box, so have painted it. Was looking at attaching baking paper, but I do have an old sheet I can cut up.

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