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LightBox Tutorial

Upon popular demand I took some time today to put together the LightBox tutorial I’ve been promising for a couple weeks now. I have been using my lightbox for various different projects over the last month and have found it extremely useful for getting creative macro and product shots. This is the same Box I used to create a number of my previous Daily Exposures, which we will discuss in a second. When building mine I tried to keep flexibility in mind to prevent from limiting myself in the future, and Ill explain all of this in the tut.

So what is a LightBox, Light Tent, Macro Tent? Ive heard it called many different things but they all do the same thing, creating a seamless back drop with diffused lighting to create beautiful product and macro photography. Its much like the product over at which can range anywhere from 50 bucks on up to even a couple hundred for some of the top name products. The beautiful thing about making your own is you probably have most the materials laying around at home. Even if you had to purchase everything it wouldn’t cost you much more than $15 which includes the lighting.

So as they say… “Lets make a LightBox!”… what thats not a saying.. well it should be! Read more…

Glass of Wine

ISO 100 227mm f/11 2sec

A few days ago I purchased a 70-300mm macro lens off of craigslist for a great price, and since then have been looking for a chance to use it. I figured now would be a great time to throw some variety into the mix so today I set up a make shift photography studio in my office and shot my last glass of wine out of this bottle. I used a empty Huggies box from my nieces diaper box pile to hold up my taped together printer paper back drop, and used some left over gold reflective wrapping paper from Christmas as a light reflector off to the side to give it a warm glow from my flash bouncing off of it. After firing off a couple shots from across the room I pulled the image into photoshop and removed the lines from the paper backdrop. With a couple more tweeks this was the “final product”.

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