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    Following guide found at http://digital-photography-school.co...ve-light-tent/, i create a similar light tent and did some experimental shots. Please bear with the "redness" as i currently do not have a good white base haha


    #1 My First Try - Timex Watch


    Should have used my 90mm for this.. but i use 17-50mm for this instead and notice too much empty space.. hmm could have crop it but i am just testing the lighting =)

    #2 My First Digital Camera - DSC-W1


    Changed to my 90mm and pretty happy with the overall lighting. Proud to say that my first digital camera is well maintained and still shiny haha


    #3 Joop! Jump Perfume bottle


    Testing on a perfume bottle. Think a white bg would have a better color cast on the bottle. Added stronger lighting on the right side and added Direct Positive PP Treatment in Lightroom


    That's all and hope to hear any form of C&C, thanks!

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    Just curious on my part...
    Why a RED background?
    It's very taxing on the eyes
    Just my 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheepYeo View Post
    Just curious on my part...
    Why a RED background?
    It's very taxing on the eyes
    Just my 2 cents.
    haha sorry about that Because i can't find a gd piece of white bg to use. Guess the red is too striking. Thanks for your comments!

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    Lighting looks good. Focus seems a little off in the watch photo (stitching on strap is in sharp focus, words on watch a little soft). Maybe a smaller aperture since you're tripod mounted (unless you want shallow DOF of course).

    Been wanting to build my own, but never found a box the correct size. I think I need to order more things from Amazon - for the boxes, of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    Lighting looks good. Focus seems a little off in the watch photo (stitching on strap is in sharp focus, words on watch a little soft). Maybe a smaller aperture since you're tripod mounted (unless you want shallow DOF of course).

    Been wanting to build my own, but never found a box the correct size. I think I need to order more things from Amazon - for the boxes, of course
    Hey thanks for the comments! All shots are taken handheld, as i also used an offshoe flash on the right side of the box. Table lamp a bit weak to light the box bright enough.

    Good luck finding your ideal box and have fun making one too . Mine is a Dell Laptop box Kind of big...

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    #4 Did another try with black background.



    The 3 buddies~. Seems like DOF is still a bit shallow with f/8 . Maybe i should use my tripod...


    Hope now it doesn't hurt too much eyes

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    much better than the red.. comfortable to the eyes.. =)

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    some fill light at the bottom will be good ... just my 2 cent ... I still learning

    Btw i have the similar DIY light tent
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    Tried using white as the backdrop now. I am using white foam paper (those popular for bouncecard) and tested with some random items i can find in my rm

    Overall white backdrop is defnitely cleaner.



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    Thumbs up bro!
    You are getting better
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    anyone know where to get the White Bristol board that he mention in it?
    or drawingboard's paper will do~ lol
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    The fourth one is pretty nice, try a black background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dearboy87 View Post
    anyone know where to get the White Bristol board that he mention in it?
    or drawingboard's paper will do~ lol
    I am assuming this kind of bright white paper should be available at Bras Basah complex art shops.

    Also I am wondering if we can get those extra white bulbs at any normal hardware shops?

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    I have this



    You can get at those half price center, ABC those type of shop but its thailand plug, u need a convertor.
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