Sunday, January 18, 2009

Light Box Fun

Since it was so nasty and cold this weekend, I stayed in and played with my homemade light box. I got the idea for it from the Strobist blog. I'm still struggling with getting the lighting arranged just right. It seems like my daylight bulbs might be a bit under powered. Anyway, it's fun to just experiment with this cheap, homemade box. My 'model' is something I found in Trevor's room. I call it "Death To Wasabi" (it's actually clay).
Here's another quick tip, this is one I came up with. You can use the base of a pack of blank compact discs as a low to the ground light stand.
After I had finished, I later saw the daylight glow coming from my room and had thought maybe I had left one of the 3 lights on. I walked in to find my 9 y/o with his camera (a Kodak P850 point and shoot) taking pictures of his model planes.

6 comments:

  1. This is so cool Chris....and cooler still is that it inspired Trevor to experiment as well. I just might have to try making one of these one of these days...
    And I love the "Death to Wasabi" model you used...LOL
    Stacie

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  2. eh...my comments aren't working? grrrr!

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  3. First I'm going to kick your butt for not telling me you had this blog. Secondly, 9 years old just made me feel FN OLD! Thirdly, I always love your pictures. : D

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  4. WOW, 2 GREAT blogs. Two things I love too, food and photography, now throw a little music in there and you will be rockin for sure. Love the photos below in the earlier post and can't wait to see what you learn at UT.

    Steve

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  5. what kind of lights are you using? /netti

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  6. No flicker compact fluorescents with a 6500k color temp.

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