DIY Light Tent


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darakusan

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Following guide found at http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-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. :think:
haha sorry about that :embrass: 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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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 :thumbsup:. Mine is a Dell Laptop box :bsmilie: 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 :think:. Maybe i should use my tripod...


Hope now it doesn't hurt too much eyes :bsmilie:
 

Snappy99

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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
 

darakusan

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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 :sweat:

Overall white backdrop is defnitely cleaner. :)



#1 Arabai Renji Keychain



#2 You hug me I hug you



#3 Tamron Lens Cap with shallow DOF



 

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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
 

photoedit

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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
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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