View Full Version : DIY light box photos

10-15-2007, 12:19 PM
First time playing around with my light box, let me know what you think, and what I could do to improve, thanks!





10-15-2007, 12:24 PM
Actually I think you have the light down perfectly... your shots are coming out well with no shadows... what you can do if you want to shadow one side is pull the lighting slightly back till it gives you the proper shadow...

Good job!

10-15-2007, 12:45 PM
Thanks Ross, I'll have to play more later. I love having something new to play with! :D

10-15-2007, 12:48 PM
looks pretty good, i would probably try to get a little bit of shadowing though.

10-15-2007, 02:07 PM
nice K... if you pull back on the lighting just a tad, youll also get better colors. the orange and lemon look a touch too bright but then again, levels or curves will take care of that. Good job.. so what are ya using now? work lights or flash?

10-15-2007, 02:08 PM
both, the lights I have can't be pointed directly at the box so I have to use the on board flash to add some light and to get a better white balance. My husbands work lights are too yellow, but no biggie. I just tried getting some with a shadow I'll post them up when I get done PPing them.

10-15-2007, 02:38 PM
They look great! I dont really have anything new to add, I think everyone's comments covered it... maybe a little shadowing and deeper coloring to add definition and make the subject "pop" more. Keep up the great work, you're definitely on the right track!

10-15-2007, 03:12 PM
Okay here's a couple of more, some with shadow, some without, let me know. Thanks





10-15-2007, 04:02 PM
i like the first and last ones best. you dont want too much shadow though... just a tiny bit. Try sliding a piece of glass under the subjects for a nice reflection. also, make a custom WB and use your husbands lights, carefully though, dont get em too close to the papre...they can get really hot!

10-30-2007, 12:36 PM
You definitely want to try and lose as many shadows as you can. Looking at the orange ones, you can sometimes use little reflectors to try and fill all the shadows. I use small pieces of tin foil because it is highly reflective and easy to shape and aim. Little pieces of white fibercore can work too. Rather than a lightbox, I use a large softbox overhead, and then use pieces of fiber core all round to reflect the light back up... so its very "roomy" and offers a lot of access to place different reflectors. With digital's easy trial and error, you can keep playing until you fill the shadows you want to get rid of.